mathématiques pour les bébés

Baby Math

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It is becoming increasingly popular among parents to teach a baby math and multiplication tables at an extremely early age – even as young as 4 months old – and it has been found that the earlier a child learns the basics of math, the better he or she performs in preschool math activities.

Extremely young children are right-brain dominant, and this allows them to think intuitively and to subitize large quantities of numbers, and all this means is that they can recognize that, say, 67 dots on a card is a different mathematical concept from 66 dots on a card.

This subitizing ability allows them to grasp the basics of learning mathematics very quickly and also while they are still very young, and introducing them to math games for children at this age will therefore allow them to cope with preschool math more easily than they otherwise would have done.

Teaching math to kids and babies will also be a fun experience for both the children and their parents as long as the lessons are presented in an entertaining way.

There are several kids maths systems that have been developed and that describe in detail how to teach your baby math, and these systems can include activities that range from computer-based learning sessions to simple math games for preschoolers.

These simple preschool math games can also take place anywhere and anytime including, for instance, at the grocery store, where it would be fun to count how many bananas and oranges mother is buying, or in the playroom, where dividing play-doh into smaller and smaller pieces suddenly becomes learning about how to work with fractions.

Teaching a toddler math skills will not, of course, guarantee that he will grow up to become the next Einstein, but it will provide him with the advantage of being comfortable around numbers from a very early age.

Right-brain dominance, which is characterized by intuitive thinking, will turn into left-brain dominance, which is characterized by rational thinking, at about age three and a half, and he will slowly lose the almost magical affinity that he had with numbers and kindergarten math games.

Should he, however, have become comfortable working with mathematical concepts at an age when he was still relying on right-brain intuitive thinking patterns, he will continue feeling comfortable around math his whole life.

The decision of whether or not to teach your baby math must obviously be taken before he or she reaches preschool age and is introduced to common kindergarten maths. Teaching babies and young children math can be easy, and, even though it can also be quite time consuming, it is well worth the effort as it will provide a child with a firm base from which to grow his mathematical skills.

A child’s enjoying kid math games can so easily turn into his or her enjoying advanced algebra or calculus, and, before you know it, teaching your baby math may result in your son or daughter unlocking the mathematical secrets of the universe.

Homeschool math can take the stress out of learning in very comfortable familiar surroundings. You will be able to spend some quality bonding time while at the same time building a strong appreciation of learning maths.

As you may be aware, many people have math anxieties because of extremely poor math educational experiences (avoid this nightmare – see what happened to one of our staff in our Child Genius post). By giving your child constant positive opportunities for fun and success, math can easily become his or her favorite subject.

The Tables de Multiplication is cutting edge. You and your baby will experience outstanding learning at amazing rates. You might even find it hard to keep up with your baby – the learning and need becomes almost insatiable. Imagine your baby asking or perhaps demanding to learn. It is fantastic and an absolute joy to see the progress right before your very eyes.

Tables Multiplication uses the latest research in right-brain teaching methods to get maximum learning at the youngest levels (suggested ages: 6 months to 8 years). Your child will learn how to read, how to do math, gain encyclopedic knowledge and photographic memory skills quite easily with almost no effort – a few moments each day is all it takes.

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How To Teach A Child To Read

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Several theories have been put forward regarding how to teach a child to read, but, before choosing a particular method of how to teach to read, parents should decide two things: whether they actually want to teach baby to read before he goes to school and, if they do, how old should their baby be before they start teaching him.

There are several arguments for and against teaching children to read before they go to school. Those arguments that are in favor of teaching babies to read state that babies are quite capable of learning to recognize whole words even before they are a year old.

These arguments also state that teaching reading skills to young children before they go to school can only benefit them as studies have shown that learning reading at a young age results in increased levels of intelligence in later life.

Those that argue against enrolling extremely young children in reading programs for kids say that a child will develop the cognitive skills necessary to learn how to read only when they turn 6 or 7.

This argument does not, however, explain how those children who are actually taught how to read at an early age seem to be able to do so extremely competently.

As the arguments for teaching young children reading skills appear to outweigh those against, the next questions that parents should ask are “when do I teach my child to read” and “how do I teach my child to read”.

In respect of when to start to teach your baby to read, it has been suggested that a child is ready to learn how to read as soon as he has shown himself ready to learn how to speak.

On the other hand, when deciding exactly how to teach a baby reading skills, parents must keep in mind that, above all, reading lessons must be fun for the child.

GeniusMaker from TeachMyBaby.comResearch has shown that merely reading to kids – although entertaining for both parents and children – will not actually teach the children how to read.

One method that has been found to obtain results, however, is teaching by flashcard, and here a flashcard is a card that displays both an image and the word that represents that image. These cards are literally flashed at a child for seconds at a time, and the child learns that the word represents the image.

Another method of teaching a toddler reading skills – known as the multisensory method – involves engaging all of the child’s senses to illustrate the meaning of a particular word, and this method achieves results because young children learn intuitively by experiencing rather than rationally by memorizing.

There are more ways of how to teach a child to read than have been listed above, and even more are being developed every day as finding out your baby can read at the tender age of 2 or 3 will only stimulate parents to share their personalized teaching methods with their communities.

GeniusMaker from TeachMyBaby.comWe found an excellent right-brain teaching course based on the Shichida Method.

You’ve heard about the incredible possibilities of creating a baby genius. You’ve thought about what it would take to teach my baby to read, well we thought about this too. The only question is how can you get your hands on that proverbial ordinary parents guide to teaching reading?

GeniusMaker from TeachMyBaby.comGood news, it just got a whole easier and cheaper ; not only will you solve the problem of how to teach my child to read, you will actually get a powerhouse homeschooling preschool curriculum that will give your child unprecedented skills at the age of 6 months old!

Would your baby benefit by learning a whopping 500 new words – how would that help your bonding and communications?

The homeschooling math component of the Tables de Multiplication is absolutely phenomenal. Imagine your child doing baby math before most kids can even talk.

We gotta warn you, make sure you have plenty of facial tissue handy as there will be no stopping the water works. When you see your baby actually reading, doing math problems, and recalling everything you put in front of him, you will weep.

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Now, you can afford to give your child the same opportunities that once were exclusive to only kids of the rich and privileged. You can give your kids that all-important edge without taking out a second mortgage.

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Child Genius

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Is it possible to create a Child Genius or are people born with some unusual qualities?

Let’s explore something first.

If you had a Red Delicious apple on the table, would you be able to tell how many seeds are in it just by looking at it from the outside?

Suppose you cut it up, remove the core, and then remove the seeds. If you planted the seeds, what do you think will happen? Some will do nothing, some might sprout a weed-like plant, maybe if you’re lucky, one might even grow into a tree if you provided the right environment: water, nutrients, correct soil mixture, appropriate sunlight, love and affection, etc. In that case would you know how many apples are in a seed?

The basic questions of how many seeds are in an apple could be answered once you dissect it, but how many apples are in a seed is unanswerable.

Everyone has a brain and the potential to do great things. The real issue boils down to what type of environment and resources are available.

Can we affect the potential that lies within each individual? Will it naturally surface or can we help it along?

Right now there are a lot of discussions about baby brain development and are there certain types of preschool learning games or perhaps kids learning software that will allow you to teach your baby to read, for example.

Is it really possible to teach very young children (i.e. preschool ages) to actually read books?

Apparently, according to some of the more modern educational methods such as the Shichida Method, and Montessori Materials, etc., toddlers can learn reading, math, and other skills at incredibly young ages. This is due to a better understanding in the learning processes of people.

Note: this article is a bit long, so go grab some juice or tea, you could be here for a while.

In my own case, I used to teach computer courses to children up to adults. And I was often intrigued by the fact that some people (of any age) seemed to pick up the material quite easily whereas others struggled miserably. I had no real explanation and it bothered me.

So, I decided to dig deeper and ended up studying education. After a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s Degree, a few Teaching Credentials, and dozens of education courses (from elementary to secondary to adults to vocational training, to Special Education, to English as a Second Language/culture courses, etc. the full gamut).

I began to understand a little more about learning and processing information. Suffice to say, there is great power if you learn how to learn. Problem is, you and most people are only exposed to a rather singular teaching method: left-brain or not all.

Here’s where things get interesting (and yes we will have to look at the left brain versus right brain controversy).

The left-brain is our linear logic center and we are usually rewarded when we use logic or rote processing in school. Thing is, lessons that are taught to the left-brain almost always use a speaking-hearing model. This works great for folks that like listening, hearing, and gravitate towards sounds. These individuals love a sing-song approach and will regurgitate info at will if you give them a nursery rhyme, a song, a little ditty, etc. They may even sing lessons in their heads.

These are known as auditory brains. Their brains are wired for sounds. They function very well when there is some type of noise either in the background or foreground. You may even see them tap on the desk to establish a rhythmical pattern of sound to help keep them focused. All of this works well for them.

However, what about the folks that don’t particularly enjoy sounds when learning? There is a large segment of the population that has been virtually ignored for years. These individuals have been ridiculed and shamed because they need a quiet orderly environment to learn. They want to read and use their eyes – NOT their ears when it comes to learning, and for that they have been abused by so-called teachers, parents, and other classmates all of their lives.

Right-brained individuals think in a non-linear, intuitive fashion, and learn best through seeing and feeling. At school, right-brained children will often be marked down for not showing the working used to reach their answers. What their teachers fail to realize is these children don’t have the usual work to show, even though they reached the correct destination by an unorthodox route. Einstein is a good example of a right-brained person who consistently scored poorly at school.

According to right-brain educators such as Makoto Shichida, accessing the right brain not only enables a child to learn more efficiently, it can unlock genius-level abilities. It is not that learning with the right brain makes someone a genius automatically, but rather that there is a genius inside every one of us – if only we can access the right brain especially at a young age – this is the perfect time as young children are right-brain dominant.

What kind of abilities are we talking about? Talents like speed reading and photographic memory – and the seemingly limitless powers of recall associated with them. Abilities like producing an accurate drawing of something only once glanced at, or telling instantly that the number of items being shown to us is 32 – and not 31 or 33. Prodigious musical talents and the ability of perfect pitch also rely on the use of the right brain.

Here’s one of many things that have happened to me over the years.

One day I felt that I should check on two of my dogs (a female Pit Bull and her daughter a Pit/Golden mix); their room was an enclosure above the garage which could be viewed from the kitchen window.

I looked out and didn’t see them, I went in the room and noticed that there was new hole in the fence and they had escaped.

So, my left-brain told me to drive up and down all of the nearby streets (that would be a lot of them), but my right-brain had something else in mind: drive to where I would “feel” them. I thought that would be a better plan since I do seem to be sensitive, I figured I would try to use this skill.

I grabbed up a box of snacks and drove by feelings.

Three blocks later, around the corner, sure enough, they were there, I called them whilst shaking the box of snacks and they came running. They hopped in, I took them back home, we fixed the fence and they got a lecture (btw, dogs hate a lecture – it is so boring for them), so I gave them another snack and told them not to do this again.

Which works better, left-brain or right-brain? It does depend on the situation. For me, I want to use any and all available resources when I need to solve a problem, I am not afraid to use all of my skills to get the job done.

I spent a lifetime feeling different than most and I paid a price. There were obvious differences in how I learned and utilized materials, but I had no real way to verbalize about it so I had to basically sit down and shut up since no one bothered to find ways to really help me learn. I had to fumble my way through and do the best I could with no support whatsoever from any adults in my life.

I was very interested in learning music and was promised piano lessons, but it never happened – it wasn’t a priority. I wanted a piano and I didn’t get one until I could save up for it myself, but by that time I was in college. Who would have time for music lessons at that stage? That just amounted to a lot of wasted years.

I was also very interested in languages as this came easy for me, but I was not able to have any type of foreign language instruction until high school – yep more wasted opportunities as whatever I wanted to learn was never a priority.

GeniusMaker from TeachMyBaby.comTrying to cram in learning experiences in high school, college, or later, is just not the same as learning during formative years (i.e. during childhood developmental stages). Sure, you can learn new skills at a later date, but how about your foundation, if those skills are not completely developed, then there’s always something missing, fragments, that have to be stitched together in some rag-tag manner.

It wasn’t until one day when I happened to have a brief conversation with one of my professors and he asked me what does a cat look like? So, I gave him a detailed description (including shape, size, colors, textures, etc.). He told me that I was a visual learner.

In that brief couple of moments, that explained volumes. Now I had a context in which to put things.

So, when did I get my revelation? That conversation took place in perhaps my 2nd to the last year of my Master’s Degree program. Mind you, at that point I would have been in my late twenties or early thirties. Let’s call it 30. So, that’s 30 years of fooling around, fumbling around in the dark as it were, trying to make sense of everything; in other words, that’s half a lifetime of wasted opportunities, lost experiences, huge chunks of time down the drain. Why?

I remember in grade school my teachers seemed like talking mouths. Endless talk, I was building things in my mind, yet I had no means to make those things, just their sounds of non-stop chatter – I was bored out of my mind – day-in and day-out, more of the same. I was frustrated and since I had to use half of my energy tuning out all of those unnecessary sounds, I was tired a lot of the time.

I felt trapped and powerless. I did my work and had to wait for everyone else to finish – with nothing to do I went into my own world of pictures. I took pictures with my mind of everything I saw (and still do today – not always by choice, but it just works out that way); yep, mind-photography where I have loads of pictures particularly of landscapes, floral scenes, interesting buildings, small animals, i.e. the “scenic route”.

At this stage I do use my other skills regularly: rarely do I ever have to use a tape measure – I just use my eyes and in most cases I can actually visualize if an object can fit in a space (with or without other things) or not; when I buy produce at the grocery store, I never use their scales – I find my hands are always more accurate – so I just weigh stuff with my hands (as long as I can pick it up); when I interact with my dogs, I use my eyes and my mind – they always know what I’m thinking about – we communicate freely it works very well, and I will use intangibles when I need some extra help (I have gotten pretty good with using a pendulum – I just found this skill recently and although I had no prior experience with this, it came surprisingly easy for me – but then is it really a surprise given that apparently I am very right-brain dominant and have always been sensitive to unspoken thoughts and feelings of others).

So, I guess I am bitter about the whole thing – all the waste and what-ifs, but I can’t go back and do anything – really where would I even start – if I could go back and fix something it would be my luck to fix one problem and then find I had hundreds more to deal with. I guess I should be grateful to have learned about how my brain works even though it took half a lifetime to gain this valuable knowledge – some folks never figure this out – indeed that is a pity, these are probably very unhappy and very unfulfilled folks still searching…

To find out more, please see our post on Toddlers Activities that could positively impact your children.

Homeschooling Preschool

There are several reasons why homeschooling preschool children makes sense, and possibly the most important of all of these reasons is that homeschooling will give these children a head-start on their education in a safe environment where their parents can supervise their curriculum.

Once parents have decided that they do indeed have the time and the resources required to school their young children at home, the next step would be learning how to homeschool a preschooler.

Homeschooling toddlers is obviously not the same as homeschooling children of elementary school age, and parents would have to develop their own special toddler-based curriculum and not just rely on finding out what the elementary schools are teaching.

There is, fortunately, a lot of information available – both on the Internet and from other sources – concerning what homeschooling lessons and homeschooling activities would suit preschoolers. The information that parents can get their hands on is, in fact, extremely detailed, and different curriculums are available for two year olds, three year olds and four-to-six year olds.

Generally, the curriculums that have been specifically designed for homeschooling preschoolers include lessons in subjects such as social studies, reading, writing, math and science, but homeschooling ideas can involve almost any activity as long as it is fun for the child and it teaches them either certain information or a specific skill.

The materials required for homeschooling kindergarten children are available in almost any format, and parents can choose between, for instance, buying actual physical workbooks or buying and downloading virtual worksheets from the Internet.

Some of the physical workbooks are also reusable in that they are made of a special material that can be wiped clean so that the pages can be written on time and time again.

If it is to be effective, homeschooling for preschoolers must also be fun – definitely fun for the child and, if possible, fun for the parents as well – and homeschooling science activities and homeschool math projects therefore have to be packaged so that they are interesting and engaging for all concerned.

In most curriculums that have been designed for homeschooling pre k children, subjects like math and science are disguised as something else, and, for instance, helping mommy hand out cookies can become an exercise in division while baking the cookies can teach a little one all about basic science and hygiene.

It is also important to design a homeschooling schedule that takes into account the fact that, although young children have a great capacity for learning, they also have an extremely short attention span.

Individual lessons should therefore be fairly short and should take place at regular intervals throughout the day as, this way, parents will get the most out of a curriculum that has been specifically designed for homeschooling for preschool children.

If parents find that homeschooling preschool children works for them, then, once their child turns six or seven, they should be ready to take the next step, which would, of course, be elementary homeschooling.

GeniusMaker from TeachMyBaby.comMore and more people are looking into homeschooling and it is no wonder why.

There are so many problems with traditional public schools and, to a lesser degree, private schools, where you can spend a small fortune.

If you are thinking about setting up a homeschool for toddlers on up through homeschooling teens, we think it is terrific and congrats would be in order.

Now, of course there will be many things to deal with and one of the largest things to work out would be the homeschooling schedules. This will require structure and focus, but once you set everything up, it will become routine.

GeniusMaker from TeachMyBaby.comAfter you get organized, we hope that you will seriously consider the Genius Maker for all young children in the household. The recommended age for this program is 6 months to 8 years. This will give your children a great foundation in the core subjects as baby math, how to teach a child to read, and memory/recall activities.

It takes just a few minutes each day to accelerate your child’s learning. Think about it, your baby will learn to read before most kids even start speaking – that’s fantastic! This is possible with the use of proven right-brain methods used in the Tables de Multiplication.

Montessori Philosophy

During 1907, Maria Montessori, an Italian education specialist, introduced the world to the ground-breaking theories that she had developed regarding the education of young children, and the Montessori philosophy, which would forever change the way that people thought about education, was born.

In terms of the Montessori theory – or, as it is sometimes incorrectly called, the Montessorie theory – children learn best when they are allowed to work uninterruptedly with specific practical tools that have been presented to them as part of their environment.

Through engaging in repetitive, calming work with the tools in question, these children are able to reach a state of profound tranquility, which will, in turn, facilitate learning and social interaction.

The Montessori Method, furthermore, stresses that adults should not be put in charge of children in these learning situations, that they should act as guides rather than teachers and that they should never specifically instruct the children in specific tasks.

Adults should, therefore, never interact with the children themselves, and should only interact with the children’s environment when it becomes necessary to alter their behavior.

Children can receive Montessori training in a number of different areas ranging from purely education subjects like mathematics and reading to cultural subjects based on practical life experiences.

A number of different Montessori materials have been developed to be of use during training in each of the different areas, and these materials would include things like colored blocks or boxes to teach children about colors and the ten red and blue colored “spindle-rods” that are used to facilitate Montessori math lessons. Montessori equipment is easily available and can readily be purchased – both in stores and online – so as to facilitate Montessori homeschooling.

Young children can acquire a Montessori education in one of three basic ways: they can take part in a Montessori homeschool program, they can attend a Montessori kindergarten – a school specializing solely in providing Montessori services – or they can participate in one or more Montessori courses as offered by a mainstream school.

For those parents who decide to go the Montessori at home route, Montessori supplies and Montessori toys can be considered an investment in their child’s future and can also always be re-used.

Although the philosophy does make a distinction between activities designed for children aged between birth and six years and those designed for children aged between six and twelve years, it also suggests that children of the different age groups should be allowed to work together.

The various Montessori books that are available on the subject call these different age groups the first and second planes of development and point out that children of different age groups should be encouraged to work together as younger children often learn from older ones.

When all is said and done, the basic idea behind the Montessori philosophy advocates a child’s taking charge of his own environment and molding it in ways that would result in his learning more about the world around him.

GeniusMaker from TeachMyBaby.comWe like the idea of children becoming invested in their learning. We like the idea of educators helping children to see the rewards and benefits of learning. We also like to see a positive non-threatening learning environment – this is always necessary to facilitate any real learning.

GeniusMaker from TeachMyBaby.comThe Montessori activities will achieve those qualities and that is wonderful; however, we strongly believe in providing children with structure. They need a way to understand boundaries and responsibility, structure provides for this.

Children without structure will fight you on many things just for the heck of it. You are the adult and you are in charge – it has to be that way. You are not out to create a best friend in your child, your main goal is to provide them with love and affection, and the best quality educational experiences available.

GeniusMaker from TeachMyBaby.comThere is no reason why a child cannot succeed if you provide a positive environment, stability, consistency, and use proven teaching techniques that can and will accelerate your child’s learning in the core subjects like baby math, how to teach a child to read, photographic memory skills, etc.

All of this and a lot more can be achieved by using the Tables de Multiplication. This program was conceived from the right-brain teaching methods by pioneers such as Dr. Shichida, et al.

If you like the idea of bringing out the genius in your child, then you will have a much better chance at achieving that with the Genius Maker, rather than solely relying on the Montessori Daycare system.

GeniusMaker from TeachMyBaby.comWhat we’re suggesting here is to take the best characteristics of Montessori preschools and the Tables de Multiplication to make your homeschooling preschool a flagship for maximum learning.

Is it worth $35 USD to make your baby a genius? You can easily do that for kids 6 months to 8 years, the program works for so-called normal children as well as for children with brain deficiencies, learning issues such as LH, Dyslexia, ADD, etc.

GeniusMaker from TeachMyBaby.comNo longer will you have to worry about your child succeeding in school. You can take your child’s learning to another level – just by spending a few moments each day using this fun and motivational program.

Don’t settle for less and don’t let the low cost fool you. Get started today with an immediate download of the entire Genius Maker Package, including easy-to-use interactive core subjects using your computer system where you can change the font size and other parameters for individualized learning for each of your children.

GeniusMaker from TeachMyBaby.comOrdering is on secured servers, it is lightning fast with NO shipping charges, and if for any reason you and your children are not satisfied then by all means get your money back within the 60 period.

This is a miniscule investment when you consider the implications. Your child can learn and move leaps and bounds over what you or I could ever do growing up (see more on the notion of creating a Child Genius).

Spelling Activities

We think the Tables de Multiplication can work for most children; however, as with many things, one size does not fit all. If you have a child that has trouble with that program, then we have another program that does work for the many different types of learners.

Spelling for kids can be a real challenge, especially if the child has a learning disability such as visual dyslexia, autism, Down syndrome, and others. These children have to deal with so much in their lives they could really use expert help with spelling.

English has so many inconsistencies and quirks that parents and teachers often revisit this issue of how to improve spelling abilities in each child.

In the past, there were no easy answers, until 2003 when Click N Read-Click N Spell was developed.

This revolutionary program took boring spelling lesson plans and equally boring spelling programs and transformed them into something that children could understand and look forward to doing each and every day.

Some of you will remember the old phonics exercises while they were workable the delivery system was generally lacking and many kids would just mentally tune out. No longer is this a problem.

Teaching phonics, teaching spelling, and coming up with spelling lessons has become much simpler with the advent of the Click N Spell program. Now your child will get the spelling practice that he needs in the comforts of your home.

Click N Spell highlights:

Click N KidsThe ClickN Spell program will provide your child with fun interactive phonics lessons and spelling strategies that he can master with little effort. He will be reinforced for independent thinking and that will encourage him to finish each lesson by himself because these spelling activities are fun!

Toddlers Activities

If you have not already done so, please read the first part of this post on Child Genius.

What is the point of all of this? Why put your child through a living nightmare? If you provide instability, chaos, and negativity, then you may as well book your spot on Jerry Springer.

Those are not just actors, those people exist. I deal with them on a daily basis. I have a customer that has been in the US for many years, and is probably in her late twenties or more, yet she has never used measuring spoons or a measuring cup. How is that possible? We run into people that have been through the school system and their basic-skill level is rather appalling. It is amazing how they make it through day-to-day transactions.

This comes up daily: why do people hate math?

It is simple – they grew up in a sub-standard environment that did not place any value on learning math, or probably any other subjects for that matter. They probably grew up in the one-size-fits all mentality of so-called education. The days of only providing rote, monotonous, boring, singular teaching experiences are obsolete and do not work for a great number of kids.

In this day and age, is there really any reason why so many kids should fail basic subjects? Information is much more accessible. Now of course, you will have to do your due diligence as there is plenty of misinformation out there as well.

With all of the problems I experienced growing up, I decided the best way I could do something about the situation is to help others avoid unnecessary traps and mind fields. So, now my husband and I do research and look for great products that will help people solve tough every-day issues.

We’re creating a series of websites that provide a lot of info on the concept of whole brain teaching. We’ve come across some fabulous products that are really producing great results.

This site,, focuses on early childhood education activities that are made up of early childhood education resources which are easy to use and make learning a fun-filled exciting activity. The materials in the Tables de Multiplication will help babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary-school aged children efficiently use early learning activities using modern preschool software that will let you see just how smart is your baby. This program is designed to work with kids 6 months to 8 years old.

Now, if your child is struggling with spelling, then please take a look at our Spelling Activities page for a great fun way to learn how to spell and have the success that you need without having to deal with boring, repetitive activities that probably don’t work anyway.

GeniusMaker from TeachMyBaby.comThe concept of introducing preschool educational toys is not new – what is new is the best way to use these early childhood education resources to get the most learning benefits from them. When kids actively interact, they get the chance to solve problems and utilise their many emerging skills. They will get the reinforcement they need and therefore they will want more. You may experience a giant awakening or a run-away train effect – just be prepared to offer them more complex activities to keep that thrust for knowledge alive.

If your children are older in grade school and can already read, then you might want to check out our Magic Squares Worksheet site. Kids can make and solve a fun math puzzle – complete instructions are provided.

We’re working on a math games site. If children think they are playing some type of games, they become much more interested. One product that will help your children ages 4-7 is the Mind Power Series. This fun book set covers Brain Power, Math Power, and English Power, using games and puzzles to teach each lesson. There are plenty of engaging activities both in the main books and in the many free bonus books. Your child will have hours of exciting things to do in this comprehensive work set.

We also have a couple of new sites that deal with memory, learning, speed reading, concentration, study skills, and more. These sites are for older children, college level students, and business people that have to be much more productive.

What is our motivation? We see the results of a poor education, or when people are forced to grow up in an environment that does not facilitate education and positive learning experiences. If more people had the benefits of a strong positive early child education they might be doing really great things to solve big problems like world peace or world hunger instead of just barely make it, living a day-to-day existence full of uncertainty.

We would like to offer practical solutions that will help people of all ages, all backgrounds, and all type of learning styles. If we can help one person be successful, then he or she will tell others, and they will also find success. Then we too will have the sense of accomplishment.

Please fill out our newsletter form. When we have new sites, new products to showcase, and info on new educational methods, we will drop you a quick line.

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PS: We have developed a nice skill set between us. I (Rae) use my right-brain approach to figuring things out, and my husband, Mark, uses his left-brain to figure things out, although he has an extra layer to cope with as he’s also left-handed, so that could possibly add an extra wrinkle into the mix for him, but he’s figured out how to navigate and make his way through a right-handed world, so that’s good.

Together, we try to find solutions to tough problems, and although we may take slightly different pathways, typically, we somehow arrive at the same conclusion, so in that respect, our brains are synchronised and we work very well together.

Unfortunately, we come across people every single day who are massively lacking the necessary skills and clearly haven’t figured any of this out for themselves yet. For these people, it may be too late, but it’s not too late to set children off on the right track from a very early age, and we know from our own experiences that the dividends of that approach will be huge.

The programs we find and recommend are usually very reasonably priced for what you get – that’s great value for today and well into the future. If one-size truly fits all, then we wouldn’t be here. The world is diverse and we have to find ways to teach that will work for the many learning styles out there. The programs listed on our sites will give you a range of options because some of the programs may work for one of your children and not the others, you then would have to try other programs for them.

We don’t give up and neither should you. Keep trying until you find the right approach for each one of your kids. Once you crack the code like we did, so many possibilities will open up for your family. Your kids will have a purpose, they will ask you for more problem-solving activities, and they will want to delve deeper into many areas. Who knows, they may even ask for a chemistry set instead of a Play Station – well that could be wishful thinking, but once the light bulb is turned on you could see the making of a Child Genius right before your very eyes!

Eidetic Memory

raging over the last several decades concerning whether eidetic memory – also known as photographic memory – actually exists.

At the moment, the general consensus seems to be that photographic memories may well be myths, and, although there are be several techniques that claim to make developing a photographic memory possible, it could be that all these techniques are capable of is improving basic memory function.

Just what is photographic memory and whether such a thing actually exists are questions that have been asked for quite a while because understanding what total – or perfect – recall is would make it easier for people to develop a photographic memory.

Tests designed to prove the existence of the memory photographic have, unfortunately, not proved successful so far. These tests, which can loosely be defined as photographic memory exercises, make use of eidetic imagery, and, here, people are presented with highly detailed images and are asked to study them for at least 40 seconds. The more accurately a person is able to describe the image after it is removed from his sight, the more that person is thought to have perfect recall.

How to develop a photographic memory – if indeed such a thing exists – is another area of great debate, and, while memory can be improved through the use of techniques like mnemonics, no final answer has yet been found to the burning question of how to get a photographic memory.

Getting enough rest and undergoing regular exercise and regular mental stimulation are all things that facilitate developing a good memory, but whether they are also useful with developing photographic memory is another thing entirely.

Vitamins, Foods To Improve MemoryPure photographic memory in children has been found to be far more developed than such memory in adults, and children are capable of retaining a much more accurate eidetic definition of an image than adults are.

Studying a child undergoing photographic memory training and testing would, however, not be a good way to determine how to get photographic memory capabilities as a child’s brain has been shown to make a shift from right-brain intuitive thinking to left-brain rational thinking at about age 4. A young child’s brain is therefore wired differently than an adult’s brain, and it would appear that a child’s photographic memory techniques disappear along with their intuitive-based thinking capabilities.

Although some people have been blessed with better and more competent memories than others, there seems to be no hard and fast way to get a photographic memory. How to have photographic memory capabilities will, no doubt, continue to perplex scientists for years to come and will result in the development of more and more tests.

Those rumored to have an eidetic memory hold an almost mystical place in our society – Mozart, engineer Nikola Tesla and Kim Peek, the real “Rain Man”, being but three – and how to have a photographic memory is therefore something that will haunt us for a long time to come.

Do you have any of these problems?

It is easy, if can you spare 10 minutes a day, would you like to experience a powerful new way of learning that will do the following:

10 minutes a day will give you that coveted eidetic memory or photographic memory where you will photograph or mind-consume entire books in minutes. That’s right, be able to read entire books cover-to-cover, 90%+ comprehension, and NEVER forget a word you read for the rest of your life.

Eidetic will be your new best friend, whereas the so-called Derren Brown photographic memory lore is by-and-large an elaborate show just for entertainment purposes. You, on the other hand, can get photographic memory abilities with very little effort and will be able to really achieve great things.

Magic Squares Worksheet

A Magic Squares worksheet, like most worksheet activities, is always very popular with both teachers and kids.

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As the author of a widely-acclaimed book about Magic Squares, I fully appreciate that magic squares for kids can be a great way to learn about basic number relationships, and plan one day to write a follow-up book on this very subject. (By the way, did you know that you can easily teach your baby math and reading skills – even as young as six months?)

I am also aware that there are several Magic Squares worksheets available on the Internet already, so, not wishing to duplicate what others have already created, I put together a free Magic Square worksheet that approaches the subject from a different perspective.

While this does involve magic squares, there is a minimum of maths involved, similar to when you play bingo online. Although basic addition will be required to successfully complete this fun worksheet.

What makes this worksheet different to the others, which generally look very much like a bingo card, is that it is also a three-dimensional construction puzzle, making it look somewhat like a Sudoku Cube, which adds a new and unexpected aspect to the whole thing.

Here is what the children will need to do:

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Cut out six Magic Squares from a piece of paper (which is provided in the download file).
Create a three-dimensional cube using these six Magic Squares so that the entire cube becomes a “solid” entity. (Don’t worry, full instructions, including photographs, are included!)
Make sure that each face of the resulting cube is a perfect Magic Square in its own right, with a “magic total” of 34.
Find out how many combinations of four squares on any one face of the finished cube add up to 34. (For example, each row, each column and each corner diagonal will add up to 34, so that’s ten combinations to get them started.)
The kids will need access to some child-safe scissors, but everything else they will require (i.e. full construction instructions and Magic Squares template) is in the Magic Squares Worksheet, which is an Adobe PDF file.

Although not strictly necessary, you may want to provide the kids with some old playing cards so that they can practise constructing the three-dimensional puzzle without damaging the supplied Magic Squares that they will need to cut out.

So, what will kids learn from this particular worksheet?

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Well, they will learn co-ordination and manual dexterity, as the construction of this three-dimensional puzzle does require a steady pair of hands.

Once they master the knack of building the puzzle, they will then learn to reinforce their basic numeracy and addition skills as they make sure that each of the six faces on the Magic Squares cube (or is that a Magic Cube?) forms a complete 4×4 Magic Square, all of which must add up to the same total (i.e. 34), of course.

There are many ways in which the puzzle can be put together, but not all of them will lead to the correct solution.

Finally, they will learn to spot patterns in the numbers and further hone their mental arithmetic when they try to find how many combinations of four squares add up to the “magic total” of 34.

As a teacher (or maybe a parent looking for something unusual to keep their children busy for a while), this is what you need to do:

Request your free copy of the Magic Squares Worksheet.
Print it out.
Make one copy of the entire document for each child (preferaby with the Magic Squares template page on thin card, as that will make the 3D puzzle easier to build).
Provide each child with their own copy of the printed materials (except for the crib sheet at the end of the document, as you’ll only want to give them this page after they’ve completed the exercise), as well as a pair of child-safe scissors. (You could, of course, pre-cut the Magic Squares template page yourself in advance, but it’s a fairly boring job if you have a large number of children to deal with, so why not let them do this task?)
Supervise the children – you may need to help out with the construction part, so you’d better practise this yourself beforehand.
Once they’ve finished all parts of the worksheet, you need to check their answers to see who has the answer that is closest to the number of combinations of four squares that add up to 34. (You can have a stab at this yourself too, or you can take the easy way out and refer to the crib sheet that is included at the end of the download file.)
To request your copy of my free Magic Squares Worksheet, please enter your first name and email address in the boxes at the top right of this page, and click the Send Me My Worksheet button, and it will be emailed to you immediately.

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PS If you want to find out how you can fully activate the ‘super-conscious’ part of your brain to uncover amazing natural talents and abilities that you didn’t even know you had, then you should pay a visit to the eidetic memory site. One of the great things about teaching kids math at a young age is that they can really grasp it. This can help them later on in life, whether by making them savvy salespeople, helping them profit at online casinos and bingo sites, increasing their chances of getting accepted into Ivy League schools, or even just regular decision making.

PPS Even the brightest kids occasionally need time just to be kids, so if you want to teach them something less mentally demanding, and perhaps even more practical, why not help them build their very own kids’ gazebo?