Sunday, October 18, 2009
Tiny Children Want To Learn
- The process of learning begins at birth or earlier.
- All babies have a strong desire to learn.
- Little kids would rather learn than eat.
- Kids would much rather learn than play.
- Tiny kids believe it is their job to grow up.
- Little kids want to grow up immediately.
- All kids believe learning is a survival skill.
- They are right in believing this.
- Tiny children want to learn about everything immediately.
- Math is one of the things worth learning about.
|If you observe a child carefully and with the right understanding, you’d notice his incredible urge to learn, to discover. In fact, a young child between the age of four months and four years is twice as curious as any adult scientist in any field of study. However, we as adults have made the erroneous judgement that this urge to learn as a child’s short attention span.|
Monday, October 5, 2009
If you are unfamiliar with the kind of things I am driving at, you may recall the film Rainman starring Dustin Hoffman, whose character had a fantastic ability in mathematics that enabled him to work out in his head the odds of winning in casino games. This kind of thing is not impossible for children or adults with autism.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Every child has a genius within that has to be nurtured. If is up to you, as the parent to train your child and bring out his or her abilities. Left to chance and/or the school system, a child may not develop his or her full potential.
Did you know that you have the power to awaken a genius in your child? In all cultures around he world, the child is considered a gift of God and it is not difficult to see why. From the moment the child is born, the miracle of creation is clear. The newborn has its own unique and individual personality; innately it moves its tiny limbs, expresses and communicate its needs, responds to the world around it, develops new skills daily, and grows at an astounding rate. Within this miracle of creation is a powerful force, an awe-inspiring phenomenon that nature has provided - the brain.
Wouldn't you like to give your child the head start he or she needs? Have you been pondering how to give your child that extra boost?
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Go for colorful, visually rich children’s books. There are lots of such books out there and children are often intrigued by the pictures and colors that pique their interest.
Read stories or nursery rhymes aloud to your child. Set aside 15 minutes to half an hour each day for this. Besides establishing a warm and close relationship with your child, there is intellectual value in these sessions. Read alouds have more than one benefit. Your child will be deeply happy and contented to receive your full attention. You also build a close bond between you and your child as being close gives her a sense of your care and love and this helps her to feel secure.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I have a right to live rather than merely exist.
I have a right to personhood rather than being an object of possession.
I have a right to equality with every other human being regardless of age.
I have a right to be respected as a human being.
I have a right to be uniquely myself with my own identity.
I have a right to speak my thoughts and feelings, and to be heard.
I have a right to ask "why?" and to receive an answer.
I have a right to receive discipline without insults, yelling and put-downs.
I have a right to be encouraged to grow to maturity at my own pace.
I have a right to be free of physical harm at the hands of others.
I have a right to be loved for who I am.
I have a right to think for myself and, with guidance, to make my own decisions.
I have a right to be responsible for myself.
I have a right to feel joy, happiness, sorrow, bereavement, and pain.
I have a right to my acheivements and a right to my mistakes.
I have a right to care and be cared for, to give and to receive.
I have a right to develop my own convictions, beliefs and standards.
I have a right to know and experience personal freedom.
I have a right to my own body, mind, and spirit.
I have a responsibility to recognize and accept the rights of others regarding their Bill Of Rights.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Are the brains of geniuses any different from everybody else’s? Or is there a way you can develop a genius in your family with an early children development program to encourage early learning skills?
The main problem with the idea that we are a product of our genes and nothing else is that we are not born and kept in isolation in a bubble for the rest of our lives. As human beings we arrive with a survival kit, but we grow and develop in a process of constant interaction with our environment. Is it nature or nurture that predicts our future? For the record, all the current indications are that it is just too simple to say we are born with what we get and that’s the end of the story.
What would be the outcome of our brain development if we didn’t have any social contact from the time we were born? Looking at cases where children who have been discovered who were raised with very little social interaction, brain development within these children, including speech and language were severely impaired. Providing children with a nurturing, supportive and socially interactive environment is not just good for their self-esteem, emotional development and overall well being it is especially important for their cognitive brain function and intellectual development. Is nature or nurture the determinant of genius? Environment cannot be ignored in human development for the fact that the genes we inherit are finite, whereas the brain’s ability to develop billions of new connections between the cells it is born with is infinite. Education, knowledge, learning and experiences, all of these will greatly influence the number of new connections each of our brains will make over our lifetime.
In the past, we were told that we are born with a certain number of brain cells and if you do not use your gray cells, you will lose them. What scientists discovered recently is that our brain grows new cells or neurons all the time and as with our existing brain cells, the trick is to stimulate them to prevent them from dying off. This may not seem like a great discovery but in reality, it has huge implications. It changes everything. What we are born with matters, but what we do with it matters even more.
So are the brains of geniuses different from everybody else? The problem with this question is that we don’t know if there is such a thing as atypical genius brain. This is because there is a lack of genius brains for scientists to tinker with. Another problem is that the chances of a person being recognized as one is increased by the number of years they have been dead.
Einstein left his brain to science and one of the most notable things about Einstein’s brain is its dense network of connectivity in relation to the brains of other people his age. In other words, his brain was very well wired up. But, and this is a big but, whether Einstein’s brain was born like this, or whether it developed to become like this over time, via his interaction with his environment, a life filled with research and learning, is something no one knows for certain. This is because no one knows what his brain looked like when he was born.
When you remove all the hype and mystery surrounding a genius, you are left with a simple fact. All known genius began their journey in the world just like any other baby. They arrived in a safe environment with a brain and a body hungry for development. If you don’t know if your child is a genius or not, you can make the odds in his favor by adopting early childhood development and training. Such training take mere minutes a day and the effects last a lifetime. Yes your baby can read much earlier and learn math much faster if you employ the proper tools without the stress to both mother and child. Such skills will enhance the child’s learning ability and will last a lifetime.
For further reading …
For more information on how to bring out the genius in your young child, you'll probably want to take a look at the Genius Maker Program. It's a complete system to help you teach your child to read, learn math and gain an encyclopedic knowledge. Well worth checking out.
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