Friday, November 13, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Yes, Your child wants to learn!

Tiny Children Want To Learn

All children have an insatiable appetite to learn, they want to learn anything and everything around them.  This is also true about young children learning math, although no child would want to learn math until he knows what math is all about.  Under the right circumstances, any child can be taught reading or math at an early age.
Here are the important points about a tiny child’s strong urge to learn and his incredible ability to learn:
  1. The process of learning begins at birth or earlier.
  2. All babies have a  strong desire to learn.
  3. Little kids would rather learn than eat.
  4. Kids would much rather learn than play.
  5. Tiny kids believe it is their job to grow up.
  6. Little kids want to grow up immediately.
  7. All kids believe learning is a survival skill.
  8. They are right in believing this.
  9. Tiny children want to learn about everything immediately.
  10. 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.

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Generally, learning is referred to as the process that goes on in the one who is acquiring knowledge, while educating is often the learning process that is guided by a educator or school.  Although everyone knows this intuitively, these two processes are frequently mistaken as one and the same.
As a result of this we sometimes feel that  the more important processes of learning begins at the age of six since since formal education begins at that age.  And how wrong we are to believe that!
The fact of the matter is that a child begins to learn at birth or earlier.  By the time he is six years of age and begins his schooling he has already absorbed a fantastic amount of information, fact for fact, perhaps more than he will learn in the rest of his life.
Even before he reaches the age of six, a tiny child  has learned most of the basic facts about himself and his family.  He has learned about his neighbors and his relationships to them, his world and his relationship to it, and a lot of other facts that are literally too mind boggling to list.  Most significantly,  he has learned at least one whole language and sometimes more than one.  (The odds  are very small that he will ever really master an additional language after he is six.)
The child has learnt all these even before he has stepped into a class-room.
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The child learns at an astomishing speed unless we somehow slow it down with great effort.   But if we appreciate and encourage this process, it will take place at a truly unbelievable rate.
Fact is, a tiny child has, burning within him, a raging desire to learn.
If we want to stop  this learning desire completely  we have to destroy his entire being.
Maybe by completely isolating him from all external stimulus, we have a chance of quenching his desire to learn.   For instance, we may have read of a fifteen-year-old idiot who is found in an attic chained to a bed-post, presumably because he was thought to be stupid.  The reverse is probably the case.  It is more likely that he is stupid because he was chained to the bed-post.  To appreciate this fact, we must realize  that only psychotic parents would chain any child.  A parent chains a child to a bedpost because the parent is psychotic, and the result is an idiot child because he has been denied virtually all opportunity to learn
We can slow down the child’s desire to learn by limiting the experiences to which we expose him.  Unfortunately, we have done this almost universally by drastically underestimating what he can learn.
On the other had, we can increase his learning markedly simply by removing many of the physical restrictions we have placed upon him.
If we recognize his phenomenal capacity for learning, we can multiply the knowledge he absorbs many times over and give him unlimited opportunities while simultaneously encouraging him to learn.

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We may have heard or read about some isolated but numerous cases of people who have actually taught tiny children to learn the most extraordinary things including math, foreign languages, reading, gymnastics and a host of other things by appreciating and encouraging them.  In all the cases we were able to find, the results of such preplanned home opportunity for children to learn ranged from “excellent” to “astonishing” in producing happy well-adjusted children with exceptionally high intelligence.
It is essential to recognize that these children had not been found to have high intelligence first and then have been given unconventional opportunities to learn, but instead were simply children whose parents decided to expose them to as much information as possible at a very young age.
Once a mother realizes that all tiny children have a insatiable appetite learn and have a superb ability to do so, then respect is added to love, and one wonders how she could ever have missed it in the first place. Observe carefully any child  between the age of one and two-years of age.
First of all, he drives everybody to distraction.
Why is that so? Because he won’t stop sitting still.  He cannot be dissuaded, disciplined or confined out of the desire to learn, no matter how hard we try – and we have certainly tried very hard.  He would rather learn than eat or play.
He wants to learn about the cup and saucer on the coffee table.  The television set, the lamp, the plug in the socket and the magazine and everything else in the room – which means that he switches on the TV,  knocks over the lamp, spills the tea, puts his finger in the electric light socket and tears up the magazine.  He is learning constantly and quite naturally, we can’t stand it.
When we observe the way he behaves we have concluded that he is hyperactive and unable to pay attention to anything.  The simple truth is that he pays attention to everything.  He is supremely alert in every way he can be to learning about the world.  He sees, hears, feels, smells and tastes.  There is no other way to learn except by these five pathways into the brain, and the child uses them all.
He sees the TV and feels it and hear what it sounds like when he pats the screen loudly with his grubby hands.  He sees the lamp and  pulls it down so that he touch  it, look at it, smell it and even taste it.  Given the opportunity, he will do all these things to the TV and the lamp and he will do the same to every object in the room.  He will want to stay in the room until  he has absorbed all he can, through every sense available to him, about every object in the room.  He is doing his best to learn and of course we are doing our best to dissuade him because his learning process hurts our wallet.
The good news is, you can help your child to learn reading, math and have an encyclopedic knowledge in a far less expensive manner.  With the help of theGenius Maker  software that is based on the principals of Glenn And Janet Doman.
So give your child a headstart in life with the GeniusMaker™.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Autism, Dyslexia And Genius

Having a child with dyslexia or autism may be stressful for parents.  Some children with such ailments may exhibit behavior that is associated with genius.  Learn what are the options open to parents to cope and bring out the best in the child.
There have been much research into possible links between dyslexia and genius and it continues to be  ongoing, but it is clear that no child with dyslexia is precluded from being a genius.  Leonardo da Vinci is an example.  We cannot know for sure whether or not he was dyslexic, but from studying the material he left, it is certain that the letters in his notes emulate what can be a sign of dyslexia; all his letters are reversed.  As we all know, this certainly didn’t stop him from having brilliant ideas.  Indeed, some research argues that it may have been his dyslexic ability that was a major factor that contributed to his gift for visualizing his ideas in such detail, and recreating them in his drawings so vividly.

Autism is something that most people are unfamiliar with and unless you have encountered it yourself.  It is a myriad of conditions, in which a child can also have what are known as islets of ability.  These islets are very special indeed and make the rest of our ability  pale into insignificance in the kinds of creativity they often display.

  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.
From a very young age, the world-famous artist Steven Wiltshire was not only able to draw, but also produced sketches which commanded a complete understanding of perspective, architecture and dimension – a maturity in ability that otherwise can take years to develop to the degree of accuracy exhibited in his work.  Tending to mix these high levels of creative ability with difficulty in being able to form empathy with others, the condition remains a perplexing one.  However, research to date suggests that genius and autism are not mutually exclusive.  Indeed,  not all children with autism are comfortable around lots of people they are unfamiliar with, as is the scenario with a summer school programme, the children with autism I have known have handled it very well, and attended programmes voluntarily.  It all depends on the individual child.  So if your child does have autism, depending upon how comfortable they feel around other people, enrichment programmes are definitely worth exploring.  Early childhood educational programs may also be beneficial to some degree.
It is quite clear that  the guidance given here on children with special educational needs can only be general, it is not intended to be otherwise, and cannot replace a specific diagnosis of your child’s abilities.  The key point to be note is that while there is much research still to be done, there are clearly some huge areas of potential overlap between what might be construed as genius and children with special educational needs.

If your child is attending a special school, find out if the school is aware of the full range of your child’s gifts that  you have discovered.  Parent’s evenings are the best time to do this as you, your child and teachers are all present, creating the opportunity for open and positive discussion.
Remember that teachers are there to help and advise, and are with your child five days a week.  Working together you have a better chance of coming up with a winning plan for your child’s success.  Are there any other factors that you need to take into consideration that may be helping or blocking your child’s performances at school, for instance, relationships with peers and teachers.  Once you and your child are happy that no stone has been left unturned, and that you have worked out a good plan of action with your school, set a date to review how the plan is going and/or make any adjustments at that time.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The GEnius in your Child

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 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?

I invite you to get further information on this delightful program. 

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For more information on early childhood education and how to increase your child's intelligence, you'll probably want to take a look at the Genius Maker program. It’s an amazing program to teach your child not only to read, but learn mathematical skills and gain an encyclopedic knowledge. Well worth checking out!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Early Learing Skills: Teach your Child to read


Bring out the genius in a child is a responsibility that all parents should undertake.  It requires you to have a strong, positive attitude towards the learning process.  Every child looks up to his or her mommy or daddy as a role model.  If you are a parent yourself, you must guide your child and encourage her to have a deep, abiding thirst for knowledge. Your attitude will determine, to a large extent, how much and how fast your child will learn to read and enjoy reading.

For example, if you constantly bring work home and complain about how much material you have to read, it will have an adverse effect on your child.  But if your child sees you absorbed in reading the newspaper or magazine or if she follows you to the library to select books, she will realize that you enjoy reading and will want to emulate you.  Her natural insatiable appetite for learning, her sense of wonder, will accord her great enjoyment as she pursues the idea of reading, generated from the example you have set.  Your can teach your child to read,  help your child develop language, thinking and genius skills at home at an early age by following some reading tips.

1.  Have an environment surrounded by books
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.
2.  Read Out Loud
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.

Are you ready to start you child on the path to success? Then the time is now to get the tools you need to give him the tools He needs, click on the link below or on the picute to your left and examine the Teach your Baby kit.
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Early learning: How early is to early?


Early learning skills like reading are the foundations of a intelligent, well-adjusted child.  Learn how you can develop the mindset and habit of learning in a child to excel with the information age.
The world we are living in is ever changing.  Information bombards us from every corner of the globe.  The pace of change may appear frightening to many of us, but for the future global citizen i.e. your child, it appears normal.  Information is part of your child’s reality.  Indeed, knowledge can help him make sense of the world in relation to himself.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Children's bill of Rights

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

Teach your baby

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.

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