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31  Parents' Lounge / Coffee Corner - General Chat / Re: Ritchie Parker - I want my son to have this determination on: August 16, 2013, 10:18:52 PM
I love watching inspirational stories like this!  Thanks for sharing!
32  Products Marketplace / Product Discussions and Reviews / Re: Your Baby Can Discover/Your Child Can Discover Review on: August 16, 2013, 02:01:18 PM
I enjoyed reading your point of views, and I would like to ease yours and any other person who has reservations.   I am a really huge fan, and we have been watching this program for over a year.  I don't get paid to tell you what I think about this program.  I believe in this product.   

To your concerns over the color language,

If you watch the clip below, you will find that isn't so much what you call something as much as giving it a name that matters.  There is a lot of science pointing to word associations with pictures including colors.   It doesn't have zero practical value.  The color words chosen in YBCD/YCCD are to appeal to the world the child is living in right now along with color words they will find in literature.  An in depth sophisticated color language can allow a child to see in more detail.   Here is the clip below about the research coming out over visual perception and words.  It is more than just about an African tribe that they talk about.  They also talk about young children and the affect of color names on their perception.

Concerns over the depth of Geometric information

My son is almost two and understands a lot of the concepts being discussed in both YBCD and YCCD.   He can point to the edges of the 3D shapes.  He found joy in seeing the cylinder coming forth from the rectangular prism.  He knows all his 3D shapes fluently.  He knows that a cone has round shape while a prism has straight sides.  He can distinguish between an obtuse and an acute triangle.   He loves right triangles.   He can point out parallel lines.   

He knows that squares, trapezoids, rectangles, kites, rhombus, and parallelograms are quadrilaterals.   His favorite song is the quadrilateral song, and he has been reading the word quadrilateral for a few months now. 

He knows a whole lot when it comes to geometry.   I know it is because of YBCD/YCCD in depth presentation of geometry that has expanded his knowledge of geometry.   He is passionate about shapes, and he talks about them all day.   I am not saying this to brag but to prove that the material is fine for babies and toddlers.   He has learned so much from all the DVDs and I know he can continue to learn from them for the next couple of years.   Is it in depth? Yes.  Is it beyond the scope of babies and toddlers?  My experience says no.

Verbiage is important.   A child acquainted to the verbiage at a young age isn't going to shy away from it when they are older.   They will be familiar with the terms, and they will have fond memories.    Fond memories of a particular subject help to build a future of joyful learning.   It is like any foreign language.   You need to be familiar with the sounds and words of the language first before true comprehension can take place, and YBCD/YCCD does this in a way that makes it joyful for the child.   

I guess I should have included my testimony in my review.  It just always sounds like obnoxious bragging.  People need to know the mind of a baby is so capable, . You can present things in so many different ways and still get amazing results as long as you are consistent.    Is YCCD/YBCD the best product that will every be made?   No, we can always improve a product, but it is one of the best we have right now for early learning DVDs.
33  Products Marketplace / Product Discussions and Reviews / Your Baby Can Discover/Your Child Can Discover Review on: August 16, 2013, 03:39:43 AM
This is one of our TOP 5 must have DVDs for early learning in our family.  I really love this series, and I wanted anyone who was on the fence about this one to get a real inside look.   We have been watching this series for over a year, and it is not one of those series that grows old quickly.   It is still popular and for soooo many good reasons.   Please check out my review, and I hope you find it helpful.    As always thanks so much for reading!
34  Parents' Lounge / Introduce Yourself / Re: New here :) on: August 16, 2013, 02:25:21 AM
Welcome!  Congrats to your little one on her wonderful accomplishments.   We have lots of wonderful families here that can offer advice.  Because there is so much awesome information to found on these forums, doing keyword searches will help you find information that you are looking for specifically.   I don't want you to miss out on all the gems found on this forum so keyword searches are the best way to get the most out of this forum.

Also, here are some links to blogs of wonderful families that you might find encouraging on your journey.

There are probably more than that, but they are the ones I found quickly.  Please keep us updated on your journey, and if you have any questions that your search doesn't provide, please ask!  We are so glad you are here.   
35  Products Marketplace / Product Discussions and Reviews / Re: Hands-on Equation Level 1 App Free today only! on: August 09, 2013, 11:03:07 PM
For Android, it's August 12th, but the full Level 1 App will not be free.   They have stated they are offering it for $4.99.  They will have a lite version for free on Android.  Again, you should find it on Google Play August 12th.  Hope that helps!
36  Products Marketplace / Product Discussions and Reviews / Re: Hands-on Equation Level 1 App Free today only! on: August 09, 2013, 05:12:50 AM
They are releasing the apps for the iPhone and for Android next week!    yes
37  Products Marketplace / Product Discussions and Reviews / Hands-on Equation Level 1 App Free today only! on: August 09, 2013, 04:35:05 AM
Awesome news, Hands-on Equation Level 1 iPad App is free today only, August 9th.  This is normally a $4.99 app on the iPad.  This app takes abstract Algebra concepts and gives the child a visual understanding. 

I am so excited to try this app out.   I have heard great reviews.  Click the link below for an inside look and the link to the FREE app is at the bottom of the post.   Thanks for reading!
38  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child to Read / Re: Update on my 3 year year olds reading progress on: August 07, 2013, 04:13:33 AM
Wonderful Linzy! He is doing so well. 

Both of my boys do really well with sight words, but my daughter prefers the phonics way better.   She still learns with sight words but she has a preference for phonics.   Either way, we are having success all the way around.   From all my reading of everyone's experience, I am learning that little ones can learn with just about any method as long as the experience is joyful and consistent.   It's all so amazing to me.
39  Products Marketplace / Product Discussions and Reviews / Favorite Preprogramming App for the iPad on: August 02, 2013, 05:23:52 AM
Come on over to get an in depth look at My Robot Friend app, a preprogramming app with lots of logic, problem solving, multiplication and even foreign language.   We are having a lot of fun with this app.   Hope the review helps and thanks for reading!
40  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child - Signing, Speaking, Languages / Re: Exchange Spanish/English vocabulary on: July 28, 2013, 05:22:04 PM
Thank you for the post Nuria2012.  I needed  those helpful phrases.  I am going to try and work in two of those phrases in everyday this week.   
41  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child to Read / Re: picture books on: July 28, 2013, 04:45:30 PM

I started of list of books where the words on one side of the page.  I will be adding to it.
42  Products Marketplace / Product Discussions and Reviews / Best Math App in 25 Languages, and it's FREE... on: July 26, 2013, 05:42:17 PM

Check out why I love this app! It's free and is translated into 25 languages.   It's intuitive and makes counting and learning math really enjoyable from baby to toddler to preschooler.    They raised over $1.1 million to make this app, and it is backed by science.   It allows children to discover and learn math naturally.  Thanks for looking!    Please tell me what you think!
43  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child - Signing, Speaking, Languages / Re: Planning to Raise a Multilingual Child (as a non-native) on: July 24, 2013, 10:54:14 PM
Great ideas. 

You can download a multi regional dvd player to your computer if that is helpful.  There is a link to one at the bottom of my blog.  I found Hulu has a great library of kids and adult videos in Spanish, too.   

If you want to improve your Spanish to help you in your goal, I recommend Mango Language Software.  I haven't used Rosetta, but many say its better than rosetta.  It's method is very simple and gives you the right repetition to confidently build your conversational spanish.  If you are in the US, most libraries are getting a subscription making it free to members of the library.   

Also, I love   It connects you to people and groups of people that are trying to learn your language so that you can help each other speak each other's language.   They also have classes that vary from beginners to advance.  They have them only in English and Spanish, but they connect people who want to learn Chinese with those who speak Chinese too.  It cost to join the online classes but you can watch the online classes for free.  They also upload the classes once they are over on to youtube, so you can try following along that way.   Please use my link as I earn tickets to classes for every person that registers to verbling.   It is really an awesome resource and free to register.

hope that helps.  I know that I need to work on my Spanish if I want to help my little ones.  I am trying to sit down for a class once a day just to watch.  I am going to work up some courage to take a class as I have earned a few tickets but I am nervous sitting in the class even though the atmosphere is really relaxed and everyone is having a good time.   Good luck on your journey, and I have a YouTube playlist of Spanish book read alongs on my blog.

44  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child to Read / Re: Your experience is for me very useful on: July 24, 2013, 10:35:30 PM
I wanted to add that because your little one is being exposed to two languages so consistently I think a lag is to be expected.   This is no big deal because two languages at once is awesome but lots more connections are going on at the same time.   She is going to be showing off her skills soon enough.  I am so excited for you!  My little one is not getting the same exposure to another language as your little one.  I really have to get on it. LOL.  consistency is the key to everything and I have hardly been consistent on his second language let alone mine.  That is a goal this week for me.  When I practice more, I am better about getting my little ones to practice and learn.  You are an inspiration for me to get consistent on our second language.  I know I can do better. 
45  Products Marketplace / Product Discussions and Reviews / Why I love Sparkabilities! on: July 22, 2013, 08:50:28 PM
Hey guys! After over a year of using Sparkabilities, I wanted to post my review of why I love this DVD series.  Maybe you are on the fence and want to hear what someone has to say that has used this DVD and seen the results.  If so you, come on over and read my review.
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