iUnique Curriculum - MI


Harvard University Professor Howard Gardner’s famous Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) states that every child has at least eight types of intelligences.

Apple founder Steve Jobs did not graduate from university and Alibaba founder Jack Ma may not have been academically accomplished. By traditional education standards where success is synonymous with good grades, they have both failed! Yet they are successful figures in their field today because they were given the opportunity to realise their unique talents.


At ChildFirst, we cultivate your child’s unique talent through our Multiple Intelligences (MI) curriculum. Our muscles get strengthened with regular exercise. Similarly, your child’s intelligences develop with regular exercise. As a result, their dominant intelligences become stronger and their weaker intelligences can also be awakened.


Your child will be engaged in over 100 MI activities every year that are designed to continuously exercise your child’s mind and strengthen his/her unique talents. Our thematic approach introduces your young one to specific topics that are centred around his/her world and every day life such as The World of Animals, Food and Transportation. This makes learning more meaningful and helps his/her brain make connections faster.


Your child will progress to MI projects at the kindergarten level to nurture a creative and forward thinking mindset. Your child will be introduced to 21st century themes such as Digital Literacy, Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking that will culminate with a project at the end of the term. These MI projects provide opportunities for your child to try out new ideas and new ways of thinking, work on digital tools and problem-solve as they collaborate with their peers.

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At ChildFirst, we also map your child’s unique MI profile to assist you in developing your child’s unique talents.

Body Smart is about using one’s whole body and or parts of the body (e.g. the hands or the mouth) to solve problems or create products. Dancers, athletes and craftsmen excel in this intelligence.

Reasoning and recognising patterns and relationships among actions and symbols are key aspects of Logic Smart.

People Smart is about the ability to interact effectively with others. It involves sensitivity to both verbal and non-verbal communication. Good personal and working relationships are built using this intelligence.

Picture Smart is the ability to think in three-dimensional terms and often involves an active imagination and visualisation. Pilots, architects and chess player excel in this intelligence.

Music Smart is about sensitivity to rhythm, pitch, meter, tone, melody and timbre. The person may be to play musical instruments or compose music. Composers and musical conductors excel in this intelligence.

Self Smart is about self-awareness -sensitivity to one’s own feelings, goals, and anxieties, and the capacity to plan and act in light of one’s strengths and weaknesses. It is a goal for every individual.

Nature Smart is ability to use all senses to observe details and make distinctions in the world of nature, for example, between one plant and another, or one cloud formation and another. Taxonomists excel in this intelligence.

Word Smart is about sensitivity to the meaning of words, the order among words, and the sound, rhythms, inflections, and meter of words. Thinking, speaking and writing are expressions of this intelligence. Poets and writers excel in this intelligence.