A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents Part 5

I stumbled upon The Logan Family Blog, while on Pinterest, and just had to share her post about A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents by Dr. Kevin Leman. 7.  Please give me the freedom to make decisions concerning myself.  Permit me to fail, so that I can learn from my mistakes.  Then someday I’ll be prepared to make the kind of decisions life requires of … Continue reading A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents Part 5

The Differences between Bright and Gifted

The bright child knows the answer.  The gifted child asks the questions. The bright child is interested.  The gifted child is highly curious. The bright child works hard.  The gifted child plays around, yet tests well. The bright is attentive. The gifted child is mentally and physically involved. The bright child answers the questions.  The gifted child discusses in detail, elaborates. The bright child is … Continue reading The Differences between Bright and Gifted

Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting is not something that you can fake, it is something that parents have to believe in.  You discipline in a gentle and respectful way as opposed to disciplining out of fear.  You encourage your children.  Parents believe in every opportunity to teach their children instead of punishing them.  By teaching them you are helping them develop responsibility, honesty, respect, and confidence.  You are able to … Continue reading Positive Parenting

The Importance of Reading to Your Children

Reading is very important to a child’s development.  From recognition skills as they look at a picture book to learning the words to read, developing imagination, increasing vocabulary, learning better communication skills, doing better academically, the list goes on and on. Infants are just learning about the world. They only know what you teach them. As they become more alert they are learning and absorbing … Continue reading The Importance of Reading to Your Children

Ways Children Learn

Each child is wired differently and learn differently.  There are many ways a child learns.  Here are a few: By doing Through Play Through their senses By imitation By making mistakes By communicating By repetition When they are ready When their basic needs are met Reference: How do you incorporate some of these different ways to teach children? Ashley Continue reading Ways Children Learn

Brain Games for Toddlers

Saying Names:  To help your toddler learn that people and objects have different names, touch an object and say the name.  Then take your toddler’s hand and touch the object and say the name again.  Now say “(your toddlers name) is touching the (object)”.  This can be done with all different objects and people. Early Block Fun:  Make disposable blocks out of small milk cartons.  … Continue reading Brain Games for Toddlers

Children Learn by Doing

Children learn by doing. “Doing” is an active, senses-involved way of learning.  Most children are tactile and learn through their senses. So “watching” you do something is using one sense – seeing.  Most of us need to get to the “doing” part.  Allow children to follow along with you after instructing them.  Let them make mistakes.  In fact, there are no mistakes because they are … Continue reading Children Learn by Doing

7 Styles of Learning

Which style of learning do you fall under? Linguistic Learner- Likes to read, write, tell stories; is good at memorizing;learns best by saying, hearing and seeing words Logical/Mathematical Learner- Likes to do experiments, figure things out, work with numbers, ask questions, explore patterns and relationships; is good at math, reasoning, logic, problem solving; learns best by categorizing, classifying, working with abstract patterns/relationships. Spatial Learner- Likes to … Continue reading 7 Styles of Learning

Television: A Priceless Learning Tool or a Great Evil?

There have been so much debate over the question of whether television is a priceless learning tool or a great evil.  I don’t know about your television set, but mine, left to its own devices, doesn’t have any real power at all, except an uncanny ability to attract dust.  The only control my television has over my life is that which I grant it. With my … Continue reading Television: A Priceless Learning Tool or a Great Evil?