Friday, October 9, 2009

Scientific Research tells us that:

1. From age 2½ onwards a child can learn up to 15 new words a day.

2. That a child is capable of learning multiple languages effectively until the age of 6.

3. Learning a language is most effective if it is done in natural, authentic, comfortable environment.

4. Learning a language successfully is the precursor to success in Mathematics, Science and other subjects in school.

5. Children who master language effectively are more confident and more likely to succeed in life.

6. Children whose parents read to them and teach them daily at home have higher test scores in school.

Parental Tips

What Kindergarten Teachers Wish Parents Knew

Get inside tips on how to make the most of school.
By Steven Hicks

Each September, I look out at all the bright, new faces, anxiously waiting for me to create the miracle of knowledge. Some of them are relieved that the first day of kindergarten has finally arrived, while others are fearful of what lies ahead. There are big smiles, but also a few sniffles and tears. And these are the parents!

Kindergarten is an exciting and critical time in your child's development and growth. You can play an important role in this wonderful journey. I've been an educator for 17 years and a preK and kindergarten teacher for the past decade. Here's what I and my colleagues want parents to know:

1.Your job isn't over when you drop your little one off at school; it has only just begun. I want to be your partner. Keep me informed about what goes on at home that might affect your child's behavior or academic performance. Share with me how what we do at school affects him at home.

2.This is not your grandfather's kindergarten. Sadly, much of what we do in kindergarten is driven by high standards and preparation for standardized tests. The expectations of what children need to know when they enter kindergarten are closer to what used to be expected in first grade. To boost your child's academic skills,
-Talk with her about what interests her.
-Encourage her to be curious and ask questions.
-Point out letters and numbers when you see them in books and around town.
-Support her in solving everyday problems.

3.The more self-control your child has, the more successful he will be in school. Children need practice in deciding how and when to express their feelings and needs, and when and if to act on impulses. Help him develop and practice these skills at home before he tests them at school, where the consequences are a loss of learning for him and for others.

4.We want you. Come in. Look around. Peruse the textbooks and materials. Knowledge is power. When you know about the subjects we teach, you will be able to help your child better and have a common understanding for discussion. Volunteering is a wonderful way to learn about what goes on at school and to show your child how much you care about what she is doing.

5.Your child needs lots of opportunities for play outside of school. Play is the way in which he learns about himself and the people and world around him. But more often than not, play has been squeezed out of the school day. Playing both alone and in small groups helps facilitate learning and allows your child to practice skills and concepts. The best play activities are open-ended ones where he can use his imagination: play with sand and water, empty boxes, play dough, everyday household items, art materials, and construction toys. When he plays, your child makes discoveries and tries new things, solves problems, develops confidence, takes turns, shares, cooperates with others, and learns to negotiate. Play also encourages self-confidence and helps to develop communication skills.

6.Reading to your child once a day is not enough. Try to read together at least three times a day. Books are the gateway to building vocabulary, learning about print, and developing listening and early literacy skills. When you read, talk about the book. Discuss the characters and setting, make predictions, and create new endings. Point out letters and words in the text, and encourage him to recognize rhyming sounds and words and to identify beginning and ending sounds. Let him retell the story from the pictures. As he begins to learn some words, encourage him to read with you.

7.Writing exploration at home is critical. Your child needs to have opportunities to use pencils, crayons, markers, colored pencils, and other writing instruments as she attempts to express herself in written form. She begins with scribbles and lines, moves on to letters and her name, and then to words and sentences.

8.Homework is an opportunity for talking, sharing and listening. Teachers give homework to extend the learning of the classroom. It is a chance for you to find out what your child is studying and how well he is grasping the skills and concepts being taught at school. Talk with your child about his homework. It shows him that you care and value what he does at school.

9.Television and video games use up valuable playtime. Limit screen time. The hours spent with these electronic devises could otherwise be spent talking, reading, or actively learning through play.

10.First-hand experiences are another teacher for your child. Take her to museums, the zoo, the aquarium, the library, parks, arts performances, and geographic locations such as the mountains, beach, forests, and deserts. And do it often. She'll grasp concepts and skills better if she has experiences with the real thing.

11.Your health habits influence your child. There is a direct correlation between good health and academic performance. You set the tone. When you model a balanced, healthy diet and lots of exercise, your child will come to value a healthy way of living.

For many children, kindergarten is the first experience away from home. Kindergarten teachers want to partner with parents to help children become expressive, confident, curious, cooperative, competent, independent and engaged learners. This is what kindergarten teachers wish parents knew. And now you do.

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Parental Tips 1

8 Ways to Motivate Your Child to Succeed in School

Your child is naturally curious and eager to learn. By making school and homework as pressure-free as possible, you can help protect him from stress and boost his academic achievement.

1.Show enthusiasm for your child's interests and encourage her to explore subjects that fascinate her. If she's a horse nut, offer her stories about riding or challenge her to find five facts about horses in the encyclopedia.

2.Ask about what he's learning, not his grades or test scores. Ask him to teach you what he learned in school today.

3.Help her organize school papers and assignments so she feels in control of her work.

4.Build his sense of responsibility by allowing him to choose extracurricular activities, assigning him chores, and asking his input on family decisions.

5.Ensure that she has plenty of time for unstructured play.

6.Celebrate his achievements, no matter how small. Completing a book report calls for a special treat or finishing a book allows him an hour of TV.

7.Focus on his strengths, encouraging him to develop his talents. Even if he didn't ace his math test, he may have written a good poem in English class or improved his spelling score. Besides offering him a math workbook or computer program for practice, give him a writing journal.

8.Check in with your child regularly to make sure she's not feeling overloaded. If she is, help her prioritize her work.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009



Fun Thinkers build important learning skills. FunThinkers books are packed with educational activities that make learning fun! Unique hands-on activities motivate children to learn.

Why use 'Fun Thinker'

Kids love using the game-like Match-Frame with FunThinkers books. Answers appear like magic in bright color patterns! The self-checking design lets children see immediately how much they know. (Match-Frame sold separately.)

Ideal for the child who is always asking for more.<br>
Easy-to-follow directions and examples help kids learn on their own. Each lesson has a “More to Do” suggestion that extends and reinforces the learning.

MORE FunThinkers Activity Books!

Each book is filled with fun, challenging quizzes, games, and more! For yse with magic FunThinkers Match-Frame!

Product Features

The paperback books comes in 11 titles consisting of a variety of subjects and levels, spanning ages from 4-12.
English Levels
1. EI-4451 Level 1 Word Play™
2. EI-4452 Level 2 Sounds Like Fun™
3. EI-4453 Level 3 Word For Word Fun™
Math Levels
1. EI-4454 Level 1 Number Count™
2. EI-4455 Level 2 Figure On Fun™
3. EI-4456 Level 3 Facts, Figures & Fun™
Thinking Skills
1. EI-4457 Level 1 Shhh, I’m Thinking™
2. EI-4458 Level 2 Mind Your P’s & Clues™
3. EI-4459 Level 3 mind Puzzles™
All Around Fun
1. EI-4460 Rhymes & reasons™
2. EI-4446 FunThinkers™ Match-Frame™

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Logico Series


LOGICO is a sequential readiness program that helps children get a jump start on the critical skills necessary for school success. LOGICO provides lots of practice for those who need additional reinforcement, offering more challenges to those who are ready to advance. LOGICO is so much fun that children won’t even realize they are developing skills in visual discrimination, pattern awareness, sorting and classifying, sequencing, number sense, and letter recognition.

Why use LOGICO for child intellect development
1. All titles are developed by experienced pedagogues.
2. Tasks of the titles are varied and not at all boring or repetitive.
3. LOGICO frame is compact with attractive designs.
4. Self-checking exercises.
5. Children can learn at their own peace.

LOGICO helps to improve your child's IQ by developing their 10 skills of Perception, Logical Sequencing, Problem Solving, Idea Association, Recognition, Comparison, Categorization, Logical Thinking, Eye and Hand Coordination and Concentration.

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Magic English is a fun way for children to learn the English language along with all their favourite Disney characters! The interactive DVD and activities books bring educational adventures to life with stories, songs, and games from classic Disney film favourites! Disney’s Magic English make learning becomes fun and enjoyable – just like playing a game! Each part of the program has been developed in close collaboration with highly qualified education specialists in the English Language.

The course, by combining the high entertainment value that consumers expect from Disney with a pedagogically sound approach to language teaching, provides an unparalleled learning experience with the help of the best-known and best-loved Disney characters: from Mickey Mouse, to Bambi, Pluto, Lilo & Stitch and Monsters Inc. And with never-before-seen bonus features - including quizzes, new games, guess letters and much more – play and learn, Donald’s Tips, and Goofy’s story has never been such a treat. Magic English is the perfect way to introduce children to the English Language.

Why Disney Magic English

1. Learning English through stories
2. Increasing vocabulary through repetition
3. Practising English through activities
4. Repeating sing-along answers
5. Final revision
6. Learn 20-30 new words from each DVD
7. Repeated continuously
8. 500 root words once completed
9. Disney characters
10. Self-checking system
11. First Education Programme for children

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