While reading with little ones may not be exactly as you had expected, with an awareness of common baby reading behavior and some tips from the trenches, you can create a fertile soil for the love of reading and watch it grow.
As we now know, we can no longer separate the mind from the body, or nature from nurture. Even more important, our new knowledge will change the way we parent and teach the young.
New research in brain development shows that we learn certain skills most easily during particular "windows of opportunity." These are times -- a few weeks or months -- when a part of the brain absorbs new information more easily than at any other time in life.
Until recently we believed that there wasn't much we could do to help the brain develop. Most people believed that a child's genes determined a basic level of intelligence, and little could be done to change it after birth. Now we know that the brain does a lot of developing after birth.
A list called, "Reasons to Homeschool" is on my wall. It grows every day. I am going to share some of my list with you as the week's progress, and describe what each item means to me. I hope they can be of some inspiration to you, if you are homeschooling or still trying to make your choice.
Several people wanted to know why this earthquake produced a tsunami when most earthquakes do not. To understand that, we need to know about faults. Before you start listing all my faults, such as forgetting to include parts of the experiment, I am talking about geologic faults.
Anytime there is an earthquake, the news media makes a big point of talking about the Richter Scale, using it to indicate how bad the earthquake was. As we will see, the Richter Scale does not tell us nearly as much about surface effects as people think it does.
Children are natural scientists -- curious about the world around them and more than willing to explore. Encourage your child to learn more by offering them the basic science skills of observing, predicting and evaluating their subject.
The making of gingerbread men and gingerbread homes is popular Yuletime favorite. For an entertaining activity, share stories while decorating gingerbread men. According to old Germanic tradition and folklore... Here are some of our family's favorite gingerbread recipes.
Most parents today have heard a great deal about Attention Deficit Disorder. When they hear that term, it's likely that a hyperactive little boy comes to mind. Boys with ADD, are easy to spot in the classroom, and are much more likely to be referred for an evaluation.