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1  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child Math / Re: Addition for Kids on: October 08, 2019, 03:41:49 PM
Analyse. Teach. Practice. Review. Advance. Repeat.

This works for any subject. In the case of Maths, you would  first analyse your kid's strengths & weaknesses, in Maths. So, let's say that your kid does well with simple addition and subtraction but gets stuck with division and multiplication problems. You need to know if that is because your kid doesn't know multiplication tables or if it's because the multiplication method taught in school is confusing to your kid or if your kid simply doesn't understand the concept of multiplication and just randomly adds and subracts numbers.

Once you have done the analysis, teach the concept in which your kid is weak. Teach it in 3 different ways: Audio, visual, and kinesthetic. That is, tell your kid how it is done, show your kid how it is done, and then let your kid tell you how it is done and show you how it is done.

Then, give your kid plenty of practice. I would say that your kid should be able to solve 100 different problems involving that concept. What I mean by 100 different problems is that each problem should require your kid to use the same skill in different ways, not just the same problem with different numbers.

Then review the problems and (if necessary) explain why your kid got certain answers wrong and how to get the right answers for those problems. And again, have your kid explain back everything to you.

Then move on, to a related but more advanced skill. Go through the entire process again.
2  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child to Read / Re: Learning Vocabulary Inside a Bedroom on: September 30, 2019, 04:49:41 AM
A great idea we did was to paint a large section of wall with blackboard paint. To make it look a bit nicer we framed it using some trim/ molding and painted it a nice gloss colour. This way they can draw on the black board and anything they draw on the other walls is just done with chalk so it comes off easy until they learn not to do that. It's a great learning tool too.

And lastly, if it's an option, you can paint the room a nice vivid colour. We went with a lime green - it's good because it's bright and interesting and the contrast with the trims and ceilings is great. It also doesn't clash with the grey walls painted throughout the rest of the house. We even did one side of our hallway with it to liven the house up a bit because it went together so well.
3  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child to Read / Re: My Son Started Reading Fluently Before He Got 3! on: September 10, 2019, 04:03:23 PM
I've heard that it was a misconception derived from a study that found that students who listened to classical music while studying did better on the sat. The other generes they asked for all had words in them, so obviously the kids whose brains weren't having to multitask by hearing words and reading words at the same time were able to absorb more verbal information from whatever text they were studying. This data has since been misconstrued from 'classical music is better to study to' to 'classical music makes you smarter' to 'if you play Mozart to babies they become the smartest baby ever'
4  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child to Read / Re: Teach your kids weather words of sunny day. on: August 11, 2019, 03:50:09 PM
Very interesting
5  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child to Read / Re: Essay about Television on: July 21, 2019, 06:31:18 AM
Sitting them in front of the TV or tablet all day is not good no matter how educational the content. But letting them watch an hour of garbage isn't helpful either.
6  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child to Read / Re: Inspiring kids to do homework on: June 23, 2019, 03:35:27 PM
Homework is independent. The teacher needs to see what the child is capable of and the child needs to deal with the ramifications of their actions if they aren't trying.
7  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child to Read / Re: Letter B Words on: May 13, 2019, 01:22:18 PM
Very nice .wish to continue all ABC
8  EARLY LEARNING / Early Learning - General Discussions / Re: Forcing children to learn early is to harm them on: April 29, 2019, 01:06:59 PM
A parent shouldn't try to force the child to do something he or she doesn't not like. Unless it is going to help the child in the future. In this case, the parent should explain to the child why it is important, and how they can benefit from it. The child will most likely get the point, it should be done step by step.
9  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child to Read / Is Your Child's Reading Up to Speed? Five Signs to Look For and What You Can Do on: April 22, 2019, 01:47:11 AM
If your child is a poor reader in grade 1 they will probably be a poor reader in grade 4. If they do not receive help by age nine, 75% will have difficulty reading in high school and university. There is a 10 to 15% drop out rate in high school and a 4% drop out rate in college.

One half of all adolescents and young adults who have criminal records have reading difficulties.

The National Institute for Literacy in the USA defines reading activities as: word recognition, comprehension, fluency and motivation. It is also a major foundational skill for everyone in school - based learning.

According to the Structure of Intellect good basic reading skills are classified differently. Before the child or youth is able to experience reading activities as noted above, they must first have the abilities required for excellent vision well developed. Watch for these signs that could indicate that their vision skills are undeveloped:

1) Do they squint and rub their eyes when reading?
2) Do they have to use their finger to keep their place when they read?
3) Are they able to see all the letters clearly or are they fuzzy and out of focus?
4) When in class do they have difficulty making quick focusing changes when looking up from their desk to the blackboard and back to their desk again.
5) Are they able to describe quickly what they are reading about?

If your child has difficulty seeing clear images they might also be described by their teacher as unable to concentrate or are easily distracted. This could be because they're unable to see clear images. In order to see clearly their right and left eye must coordinate perfectly for the optic nerves of the brain to combine them into a single image. If this does not happen they will see double print, or become fatigued quickly or the letters of the words could look blurry and scrambled to them.

One young boy I worked with had to move his head from left to right in order to read. He could not follow in a straight line and barely finished a quarter page of reading before he would give up. His teachers classified him with learning disabilities and set him up for testing in the distant future. Michael, started my SOI training program in September. In November his parents called me to come to their house because they wanted to show me something. I arrived to see both parents and Michael seated together in the living room. Michael had a book in his hands and once I was seated, started reading aloud. His reading was word perfect and had a tone of confidence. He read a whole page before he set the book down. All three were exuberant at Michael's progress. I continued to work with Michael over the next year and a half. He became a good reader, and excellent at making his own fishing flies! His vision had corrected itself and in turn was strengthening other abilities.

Reading glasses can correct blurry vision. But vision therapy consisting of special eye exercises, is now recognized by the National Eye Institute as the most effective treatment for Convergence Insufficiency or blurred vision.

If your child has any of the above symptoms they could be diagnosed as learning disabled, having ADD or ADHD or dyslexia. Check out their vision first. I recommend seeing a Structure Of Intellect Practitioner or an optometrist who specializes in vision therapy.
10  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child to Read / Re: Regarding Child’s IQ on: April 16, 2019, 04:10:21 PM
I have seen some friends whose moms had them at ages above 38. they weren't very successful in school, and didn't seem very clever. Is there any relationship between pregnancy age and the IQ of children?
11  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child to Read / Re: Activity to Improve Children English Pronounciation on: April 04, 2019, 04:54:25 PM
There are lots of activities you can do with your child to practice pronunciation. Choose the activities that you think your child will like best. Try to make the activities as fun as possible, and stop when your child has had enough.
12  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child Math / Re: 5 Tips on How Talking Will Help Them Learn! on: March 26, 2019, 01:22:00 PM
7 Tips for Maths Problem Solving
Practice, Practice & More Practice. It is impossible to study maths properly by just reading and listening. ...
Review Errors. ...
Master the Key Concepts. ...
Understand your Doubts. ...
Create a Distraction Free Study Environment. ...
Create a Mathematical Dictionary. ...
Apply Maths to Real World Problems.
Great tips. some other thoughts
Create some REFERENCE SHEETS for yourself.
.....Add any rules, tricks, and formulas that you need to remember.
.....Add examples on how to solve particular problems.
Use these sheets to help you solve problems.
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE.
The more you practice, the better you get.
13  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child Math / 10 Ways To Help Your Child Get Ready For Math on: March 21, 2019, 04:23:26 AM
Math is a dreaded subject for many children. Whether the concepts are poorly taught, or simply difficult to grasp, students struggle each and every day. Math is an important skill in the real world. Mortgages, groceries, incomes, and budgets barely scratch the surface. Simply stated: math comprehension is essential. Here are 10 ways to prepare you child for the rigors of math.

Give Child Allowance

If you want your child to begin learning math skills while also learning the value of a dollar, begin an allowance. You could attach a certain monetary value to each chore. If your son or daughter wants more money during a particular week, he/she could simply do more chores. Nothing improves math skills like a little money.

Favorite Foods as Math Tools

Cakes, pizza, and sandwiches make perfect math tools. If your child will be learning fractions in school, begin with slices of pizza or cake. For example, if the pizza is cut into 8 slices, each piece is 1/8 of the pie. Learning which fractions are larger than others is great with food. Children can always tell who is getting more cake.

Go Grocery Shopping

The grocery store is full of math problems. Add prices with your math student. You could also give her $5 and tell her you need as many cans of soup, or loafs of bread as possible. The check-out isle is another great place to teach your child about math and change.

Open a Child Savings Account

Most children receive money in some way or another. They either have an allowance, or someone sends them a check for their birthday. You can teach your child a valuable math lesson by having him save a certain percentage and open a savings account. Each month your child will receive a statement in the mail that shows deposits, withdrawals, and dividends earned.

Purchase a Favorite Clock or Watch

Getting your child ready for math isn't only about adding and subtracting. Learning how to read a clock is another skill that proves to be difficult for some children. Go to the store with your child and have him/her pick out a favorite watch or clock. Then, it will be more appealing to read.

Math Fun with Ages and Birthdays

Preparing your child for math should begin at an early age. In fact, most people begin teaching their children math at the age of 1. Parents might not realize it, but when babies learns how old they are, a valuable math concept is born. Age and birthdays can be fun for children to learn. You can start slowly with the ages of Mom and Dad. Then, move to more difficult concepts, like how much older one sibling is than another.

Play Board Games

Board games that use dice, or any sort of counting slowly prepare children for math. They create the ability to quickly count, add, and subtract.

Sing Counting Songs

Singing songs with children proves to be very valuable when it comes to math. Songs and math have something in common: memorization. Songs such as, "99 bottles of pop on the wall", and "The Ants go Marching" help children with number order and subtraction.

Cooking Using Math

Use recipes to teach the concept of multiplication. If you need to double a recipe, have your child tell you how much of each ingredient is necessary. The best part about this math problem is the food at the end.

Relate Story time to Math

Including math during story time is a useful method. Tell your child to pick out 5 books. When you have finished 2 books, ask him/her how many books are remaining. Using this method, the concept of subtraction is disguised.

There are countless ways to incorporate math into your child's life. Perhaps that is why math is so important to learn. It is an essential part of life. Use these 10 tips to prepare your youngster for the most beloved subject: math.
14  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child to Read / Wall Clocks Are Great for Teaching Your Child to Read Time on: March 15, 2019, 08:41:17 AM
Young children that are learning to tell time often enjoy reading clocks. If you are thinking about purchasing Wall Clocks for your child's room there are a few things to consider. When shopping for Wall Clocks you will want to make sure that the face of the clock is large enough to be seen on the wall in your child's room. You will also want to also make sure that the font is clearly understandable.

A large font will aid in your child being able to read the numbers. The hours and minute hands of the clock should be bold and standout. Your child should not have to guess where the hands are placed. Next, consider the design of the clock in terms of its playfulness.

Your child will enjoy reading "time" when it seems like fun. Tell your son what time bed time or nap time is and see if he or she can check on the Wall Clocks and decide if it is time to go to sleep. This will feel like fun and a challenge. You can also practice with your child by telling him that dinner will be ready at a certain time and then asking him to check the time and see if he needs to go wash his hands before dinner. Teaching your child how to tell time will become quite enjoyable and will help him to feel a sense of accomplishment. Time pieces are practical and have changed though out the centuries.

You will find that Wall Clocks can easily be found that both teach your children to read "time" easy, or that can be used strictly to enhance your living space. Older children may already know how to read time but they will still enjoy a nice time piece in their room. It is easy to match a child's decor and enhance a room this way.
15  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child to Read / Re: How to Teach Your Baby New Words + FREE Online Course on: March 10, 2019, 03:46:10 AM
I think the best way to teach is just to talk to them all the time. Don't talk baby talk, but talk about things they might be interested in. And pause, like you would in conversation with an adult, so your child can contribute, even if it's just gibberish. Before you know it, you'll be wishing he/she would just be QUIET once in a while!
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