The National Park System has been called America’s best idea and the learner inside me can’t disagree. The love of natural beauty is universal.
#21 — Help Your Child’s Brain Bloom
Do you want your child thinking at a higher level? Then why do you have a low level conversation with them?
#20 — Grow By Comparing and Contrasting
Babies start out really early comparing things. For instance, very soon they know the difference between mom and dad and the rest of the people in their environment. They show this by what they do when Mom and Dad come into their view.
#19 — Books + Experiences = Learning
When children connect books to their actual experiences, they have the opportunity to think about what they know already; what the book shows, and come up with their own questions and own ideas
#18 — Incidental Alphabet: A Letter Treasure Hunt
Children are learning a LOT, incidentally, as they are following a parent around. Helping your preschooler learn the alphabet can be incidental to normal daily activities. Make it lighthearted and fun.
#15 — A Picture Walk With My Grandson
My grandson and I went on a picture walk. I was the photographer, he was the director (as he often is at this age of 4). He pointed out what he wanted pictures of, I took them…
#14 — A Parent’s Responsibility To Their Child
I’ll just wait until my child starts school to get an education. WRONG! The child began his or her education from the moment of birth, (or before).
#13 — Tools For Learning — Persevering
Help your children add PERSEVERANCE to their tool box. No matter if it is a toddler working on a tall tower, or a fourth grader struggling through essay writing, don’t be quick to jump in do it for them.
#12 — Tools For Learning — Analyzing
Our brains are gathering a tremendous amount of information. Does it help us live better? Or does it mess up our lives? How does a child make sense of all this to learn and grow into a healthy, confident person?
#11– Tools For Learning – Observing
What tools does a child need to assemble the prizes that lead to learning and opportunities in life? This post focuses on another, related tool for learning, OBSERVING. Our brains develop and expand by observing.