De curand am terminat de citit cartea How to Multiply Your Baby's Intelligence - Glenn & Janet Doman. Sunt cateva idei intersante prezentate aici pe care mi-am propus sa le notez;
"- Every mother has de ability to raise her baby's intelligence to whatever level her own abilities or willingness allow.
- The truth is that intelligence is a result of thinking.
- Everything is about environment, witch either provides stimulation or it does not.
- At birth the child is a unwritten book with the potential to be anything that any human being ever was or is or may ever be. He remains so until six.
- Babies are born with a rage to learn. Tiny kids think that learning is the greatest thing that ever happened. The world spends the first six years of life trying to tell them that learning isn't the greatest thing in life and that playing is.
- All that a baby is or may become will be determined in the first six years of life.
- If you teach your baby how to read, give him encyclopedic knowledge and teach him mathematics when he is a baby you will give him:
- A love of mathematics which will continue to grow throughout his life
- An advantage in mastering related subjects
- Increased capabilities and intelligence
- Increased brain growth
- He will be a happier human being
- Tiny children learn more fact for fact before three years of age than they learn in the rest of their life.
- Education begins at six - learning begins at birth.
- Children are superb learners. They are limited only by how much materials they have to learn.
- The only true test of intelligence is what a person does. Every minute of every day is an intelligence test and we all take that test every day.
- The brain grows by use. All significant brain growth is finished by six years of age.
- Human brain has 6 functions, 3 motor functions, 3 sensory functions.
- Mobility Intelligence
- Language Intelligence
- Manual Intelligence
- Visual Intelligence
- Auditory Intelligence
- Tactile Intelligence
- Our children are as intelligent as we give them the opportunity to be. This is most especially true during the first six years of life.
- By the age of five a child can easily absorb tremendous amounts of informations.
- The child before five can accept information at a remarkable rate.
- The more information a child absorbs before the age of five, the more he retains.
- The child before five has a tremendous amount of energy.
- The child before five has a monumental desire to learn.
- The child before five can learn anything that youy can teach in an honest and factual and joyous way and wants to learn anything that is taught in that way.
- All tiny children are linguistic geniuses.
- The child before five learns an entire language and can learn as many languages as are presented to him.
How to teach your child:
1. The primary rule is that both parents and child must joyously approach learning as the superb game that it is. If you aren't having a wonderful time and your child isn't having a wonderful time - stop! You are doing something wrong.
2. Respect and trust - each time you teach your child, the spirit with which you do so should be that of a kiss or a hug.
3. When in doubt - bet on your child
4. Always tell your child the truth
5. When your child asks a question answer honestly, factually and with enthusiasm
6. Do not hesitate to express your own views
7. The best time to teach - mother must never play this game unless she and her child are happy and in good form.
8. Provide an environment that is free from visual, auditory and tactile distractions.
9. Make sure that the length of time you play the game is very short. Always stop before your child wants to stop.
10. The manner of teaching - enthusiasm is the key. Speed and enjoyment are inextricably linked in the learning process. The materials are carefully designed to be large and clear so that you can show them very quickly and your child will see them easily. Children don't stare - they don't need to stare - they absorb and they do so instantly.
11. Introducing new materials often
12. Be organized and consistent
13. Do not test your child. Babies love to learn but they hate to be tested. In that way they are very like grown-ups. Testing is the opposite of learning. It is full of stress.
14. Prepare your materials carefully and stay ahead."