Early Childhood Educational Resources

After my research on various Early Childhood Education programs, I’ve finally decided on a program that captures elements from the Montessori Method and the Wink/TwiddleWink Program which, as far as I understand, is the midway point between the Glenn Doman Method and the Makota Shichida Method.

To help me implement my program, I have secured the following resources:

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How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way – Tim Seldin

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Teaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-School Years – Elizabeth Hainstock

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How to Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence – Glenn Doman

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Memory Magic – Deluxe Edition

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Wink to Learn: Chinese for Kids

Wink Program Overview and Guide

TweedleWink – Educational DVD series

Wink – Seven Step Package

Okay, so I bought the last two on a whim without really checking out the products first.  That’s the dangers of shopping with paypal, I reckon.  I tend to be a little more careless when it’s my money, as opposed to the fruits of the hubby’s labour.

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Learning Through Music – Hestia

Positive Affirmation Songs – Love is a Circle

Needless to say I’ve made a huge dent into my wallet – or rather my paypal account.  At this rate, I really should to start my own little playschool program to recoup my investment.  After studying all this material, I reckon I ought to be qualified to teach.  Well, my rationalisation for the hefty retail therapy is that I would have spent more had I enrolled Gavin into an Early Childhood educational program.  Plus, I fully intend to implement this program on baby number two.

Somewhat wiser from my previous online shopping experiences, I’ve sent everything to my brother in Singapore instead of having it shipped to Malaysia.  Let’s hope there isn’t any problems receiving my products in Singapore.

I’m not really sure how useful all this is so far but stay with me and I’ll be reviewing all the materials I’ve listed as we get through them.

To date, this is about as far as I’ve gotten: attempting to create a Montessori environment by making Gavin’s toys and books accessible to him.  Although these aren’t exactly Montessori recommended toys, they’re the best I’ve got so far.  We’ve also had to make some compromises since we live with my in laws and space is limited.  I rearranged our wardrobe to fit Gavin’s toys onto the lower shelves.  I’ve also got plans to make a few of my own Montessori activities following the instructions from Elizabeth Hainstock’s Montessori book and some of the activities I’ve read about from Tim Seldin.

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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