Videos on Multiple Intelligences

By Dr. Randy Kulman on Friday, April 22, 2016
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13976398100_2c2cdc5b5d_zOften, it is most helpful to learn about something not by reading about it, but by watching a video about it. Multiple intelligences refers to a theory developed by Dr. Howard Gardner that describes the many forms of intelligence that help children to master their environment. Rather than defining “intelligence” as something that is measured on a test, Gardner describes 8 types of intelligences. These are musical, naturalistic, kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal, intrapersonal, verbal, and logical/mathematical.  Both for parents and kids, videos can be a great way to learn more about multiple intelligences. While there are definitely videos that are not worth watching, we have collected some of the best videos available on the Internet. Check out the excellent videos below, updated regularly by our team at South County Child and Family Consultants. Pay careful attention to which videos are designed for kids and which are designed for adults.


For Adults

Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences: An interview with Howard Gardner about multiple intelligences and alternative forms of assessments for different individual. For adults.

Multiple Intelligences Leave No Child Behind: An interesting video from Edutopia on how multiple intelligences can be used in an educational setting.

Multiple Intelligences Thrive in Smartville: A fascinating look at the school developed entirely based on Multiple Intelligences theory.

What are Multiple Intelligences: A great visual explanation of multiple intelligences. A fun video to watch with your kids!

How do you teach multiple intelligences: A helpful video for teachers and parents alike that explains the best way to teach various concepts to kids with the different intelligence types.

For Kids

Multiple Intelligences: A great, simple, easy to understand video about multiple intelligences.  Best for older kids.

Let’s Learn About Multiple Intelligences: A short, colorful video which explains the Multiple Intelligence Theory to younger kids.

Multiple Intelligence Song: A fun way to learn about multiple intelligences for kids of all ages- especially if they are “music smart”!

Multiple Intelligence Lesson: A simple cartoon that explains Multiple Intelligence Theory.

How does multiple intelligence work?: Great for older kids, this video is a great way to help kids visualize and understand the concept of multiple intelligences, and how it can help them learn.



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