Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur

It’s practically free, it’s colourful and visually appealing; it’s big and malleable; it’s omnipresent in today’s society; it’s current and topical with something to cater to everyone’s interest. Moreover, it is one resource which is comprehensive in terms of multiple intelligence (even though it is primarily verbal in its presentation). These are the reasons we are looking at some games to develop each of the eight intelligences using the newspaper. (To know more about multiple intelligence, look up the internet or visit our website You can also go back and read “Multiple Intelligences: Seven ways to approach curriculum”, the cover story in the March 2008 issue of Teacher Plus).

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Intelligence
Impromptu skit: Get the children to scan a newspaper and let two kids select two people featured in the news items in the paper. Once the selection has been done let them interact with each other with responses based on the person they are pretending to be.

The authors run Geniekids, a learning centre in Bangalore that works with children. To know more about their work visit

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