Anecdotal Observations from an Early Learning Experience

When G2 was very little (by that, I mean about 2 years old), we bought a music DVD/CD by They Might Be Giants. It was intended for G1, but G2 was also a beneficiary being the younger brother in tow. It turned out that G2 liked it so much that he would insist on watching itContinue reading “Anecdotal Observations from an Early Learning Experience”

Early Learning – the 20-20 Vision Through Hindsight on What Worked for Us

We’ve come a long way since the early days when I first started exploring early learning for Aristotle. Someone asked me a while back how my views on early learning have changed, what I would still do and what would I do differently. I have been giving this a lot of thought and if IContinue reading “Early Learning – the 20-20 Vision Through Hindsight on What Worked for Us”

Learning Languages: Little PIM

There are many benefits for children learning a second language and the consensus seems to be pretty clear – the younger your child starts, the easier it will be – especially if it is before they reach about the age of 7 years. This is because the brains of young children are primed for learning –Continue reading “Learning Languages: Little PIM”

Early Childhood Education: ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy

What is ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy? ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy is the leading online early education curriculum for parents, preschools and kindergartens in the United States and Canada. They offer more than 2,000 books, games, songs, puzzles, and art activities, each with specific learning objectives in the subjects of reading, mathematics, beginning science, social studies, art andContinue reading “Early Childhood Education: ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy”

Learning Through Music Videos

Hercules loves music. He loves listening to it and he loves to sing along. Some time back, we discovered some really cool educational songs on Youtube that he has since been singing along to. He sings them even when he isn’t watching the video. Sometimes we sing them in the car when I need toContinue reading “Learning Through Music Videos”

BrillKids' Happy Thanksgiving Sale!

BrillKids is having a one-week Thanksgiving Sale at the BrillKids Online Shop! Purchase any BrillKids Product online from November 21 to November 28, 2012 (Wednesday to Wednesday) and you’ll get 10% OFF the regular retail price! For an additional 10% off, use the following coupon code: BKAFF36716. Learn about: Little Reader Little Math Little Musician More about Little Reader and early literacy.

BrillKids’ Happy Thanksgiving Sale!

BrillKids is having a one-week Thanksgiving Sale at the BrillKids Online Shop! Purchase any BrillKids Product online from November 21 to November 28, 2012 (Wednesday to Wednesday) and you’ll get 10% OFF the regular retail price! For an additional 10% off, use the following coupon code: BKAFF36716. Learn about: Little Reader Little Math Little Musician More about Little Reader and early literacy.

Making Learning Fun – Why and How…

I was reading “The Brain that Changes Itself” by Norman Doidge when I came across a reference to an interesting study: “In 1954 James Olds and Peter Milner showed that when they inserted electrodes into an animal’s pleasure center while teaching it a task, it learned more easily because learning felt so pleasurable and wasContinue reading “Making Learning Fun – Why and How…”

Talent Education – Time and Commitment and Starting Early

If there is one thing that Suzuki stresses, it is the need to put in the hours to become good at your art. Your child doesn’t need to show early precociousness to be good at music (or sport, or Math, or “insert whatever subject it happens to be”). The most important ingredients are time, commitmentContinue reading “Talent Education – Time and Commitment and Starting Early”