How Do We Learn – Making it Count for Our Children

Since we decided to send the boys to school, as opposed to homeschooling them, I have eased off considerably on our extra-curricular home activities. We still work together on stuff from time to time, but it is usually very flexible. Given the long hours Aristotle has at school (finishing at 3:30 if he has after schoolContinue reading “How Do We Learn – Making it Count for Our Children”

Learning Methods: Interleaving – A Way to Learn Faster and Better

There is an interesting article in TIME magazine – Practice, Made Perfect? – that examines the 10,000 hours of practice theory that Malcolm Gladwell wrote about in Outliers. Although the case study was golf, the findings may have implications in many other fields. The article in a nutshell: On 10,000 Hours of Practice Clocking theContinue reading “Learning Methods: Interleaving – A Way to Learn Faster and Better”

LeapFrog Leapster Learning Game Star Wars Jedi Reading

Help Luke sky walker, Han Solo, princess Leia and Jedi master Yoda rebuild the rebel fleet and protect the galaxy from Vaders sinister plans Blast letters to spell words as you race through space aboard the millennium falcon Battle past storm troopers as Luke Skywalker by identifying upper- and lowercase letters Teaches letter identification, phonicsContinue reading “LeapFrog Leapster Learning Game Star Wars Jedi Reading”

Your Child’s Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence

The classic guide to understanding children’s mental development is now updated and better than ever! Hailed by parents and educators, Your Child’s Growing Mind is a window into the fascinating process of brain development and learning. It looks at the roots of emotion, intelligence, and creativity, translating the most current scientific research into practical suggestionsContinue reading “Your Child’s Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence”

BrillKids Little Reader: Teaching Children to Read

Little Reader is an effective learning system by BrillKids that can help you teach your children to read. About BrillKids Little Reader: Little Reader has a comprehensive curriculum that cover 3000 words in 180 categories with daily lessons over 12 months leading your child from single words to complete stories. It is easy to use.Continue reading “BrillKids Little Reader: Teaching Children to Read”

Life Skills: Teaching Your Children How to Succeed

So I’ve been reading the book “The Art of Learning” by John Waitzkin after I found out about it from Chess Master XI. I was planning to write a review after I’d read the whole book, but I felt compelled to share some thoughts before I lose them in my Mom-Brain haze. We are almostContinue reading “Life Skills: Teaching Your Children How to Succeed”

Talent Education – Children Can Learn Anything

I’ve been reading the book  “Nurtured by Love” by Shinichi Suzuki. I haven’t gotten very far into it, but a quick scan through the book leads me to believe that this is a “why” book rather than a “how to” book. If you’re looking for a book that will help you teach your child musicContinue reading “Talent Education – Children Can Learn Anything”

Babies Need Love to Learn

We know that babies need love to thrive. Babies need love to learn as well. According to science, the brain needs hugs to develop.  This is because a baby who feels secure and safe in the envelope of his parents’ love is free to divert attention away from the business of survival to focus fullyContinue reading “Babies Need Love to Learn”

Can You Never Tell a Child He’s Smart?

Ever since I read about “The Inverse Power of Praise” I have been acutely aware of how I praise Gavin.  At the same time, I am also aware of how others praise Gavin.  Although I know the importance of focusing my praise on his efforts, many others are still praising his innate intelligence.  So oftenContinue reading “Can You Never Tell a Child He’s Smart?”