When my daughter was accepted into a public Montessori school at age 3, I only knew a few details about what that meant — a mixed-age classroom and special tools that children used that were called “work.” Read more
In today’s globalized society, bilingualism has perhaps more benefits than ever before. Studies show that learning a second language as a child can be sincerely easier, and that those who are bilingual may have better cognitive skills, in addition to other various benefits. If you plan to teach your child a second language, here are a few fun and simple ways to start the introduction and reinforce new skills.
The first week of May marks the start of farmers market season in many cities and towns. Weekly farmers markets are a wonderful learning experience for all members of the family, but children may take particular pleasure in the unfamiliar sights and sounds that surround them at the market. They can also learn a great deal, including the following:
Even adults feel bashful when using the words “penis” or “vagina” from time to time, because let’s be honest, they’re a little bit silly sounding. However, these anatomically correct terms are nothing to be ashamed of, and sex-abuse prevention educators are claiming that it is important for children to use these words rather than euphemisms when referring to “private parts.”
Laura Palumbo, a prevention specialist for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), said that the usage of this language, “promotes positive body image, self confidence, and parent-child communication; discourages perpetrators; and, in the event of abuse, helps children and adults navigate the disclosure and forensic interview process.” Read more
Do you have children? Would you like to give them more fun in studying? Do you want to help them in ace-ing their tests at school? If so, you should definitely continue reading, as there are amazing things your child can learn from you! After reading this article, you will be a personal mind-mapping coach for your child.
Most people know about mind-mapping already. Do you use it yourself as well? I am sure most people use or have used the technique in one form or the other. The reason it works so well is because it makes use of both sides of your brain, taking the slightly more analytical left side and using words and relationships. It also benefits from the slightly more creative or colourful right side, using images and colours. Read more