How a raisin could predict your child's IQ

How a raisin could predict your child's IQ

Find out how a simple raisin could predict your child's intelligence

Raisins

Putting a raisin under a cup and warning a toddler not to eat it until they're told to do so could predict how smart they'll be.

Apparently most tots will fail this test (d'oh), but having enough self-discipline to wait for a whole minute could be the signs of a child genius. A study has concluded that by the age of eight the toddlers who resist temptation will have an IQ seven points higher than those who didn't.

It tests attention span and learning capacity and can be done with any food, and can even be used to identify children at risk of attention and learning problems.

Better inhibitions at 20 months predicted better attention regulation and academic achievement at age eight. Although they did add that results may be different if parents do the test at home.

RELATED ARTICLES

Related Articles

Nothing fishy about this
Eating & Exercise
Nothing fishy about this
Nothing fishy about this Why your fish intake during pregnancy could help you...
Do we need teachers in our nurseries?
Parenting
Do we need teachers in our nurseries?
Do we need teachers in our nurseries? Save the Children has called for every...
It's no race!
Parenting
It's no race!
It's no race! Children develop at their own pace and, discovers Heidi...
The secret lives of tots
Toddlers
The secret lives of tots
The secret lives of tots When you’re meeting up with other mamas, what’s...

weaning-your-baby-first-foodBaby

Weaning your baby: The best first foods

Which foods are appropriate for your baby at each stage of his or her development?
prepare-yourself-for-giving-birthLabour and Birth

How to prepare yourself for giving birth

So what do you need to know to get you ready for labour?
4-instamums-on-pregnancy-and-birthPregnancy

Clemmie Hooper and her mum squad on pregnancy and birth

Midwife and Author Clemmie Hooper and her mum sqaud on how pregnancy and birth was for them.
win-100-vouchers-to-spend-online-at-merci-mamanWin

WIN £100 vouchers to spend online at Merci Maman!

Merci Maman necklaces, bracelets, rings and accessories are now being gifted to loved ones all over the world.
win-a-butlin-s-just-for-tots-break-with-baby-bornWin

Win a Butlin's Just For Tots break with BABY Born!

BABY born has teamed up with Butlin’s to give one lucky family the chance to win a Butlin’s Just For...
win-50-morrisons-voucher-and-heavenly-tasty-organics-hamperWin

Win £50 Morrisons voucher and Heavenly Tasty Organics Hamper

Heavenly Tasty Organics are giving you the chance to win £50 Morrisons voucher and a hamper filled with their award...