Developing the Early Learner

Developing the Early Learner

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Ages: 2+

Grades: Preschool+

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Timberdoodle's Review
Children Need to Learn How to Think
In the last couple of years, our family has had the privilege of hosting a wide variety of children, for a wide variety of reasons. In every case, regardless of whether the child was intellectually gifted or at some point on the autism spectrum, we could see a need for that child to learn how to think.

Tackle Essential Perception Skills
Somehow parents have received the mistaken notion that if their children are proficient in the "three 'R's" they were successful, but that is woefully untrue. Children need to be taught how to think and how to reason; the sooner the better, as 75% of a child's IQ will be developed before seven years of age. Likewise, many thinking skills programs emphasize a couple of the essential perception skills, but until now, none had systematically tackled them all.

Visual, Auditory, Motor, & Comprehension Skills
Developing the Early Learner fleshes out all four fundamental perception skills -- visual, auditory, motor, and comprehension -- via a gently progressive sequence of enjoyable activities. This proven system boosts these important skill areas through 245 exercises in four straightforward workbooks. Very easy to use, this series of workbooks helps you discover your children's learning weaknesses while there is plenty of time to make improvements. Includes an exclusive Timberdoodle Parent Guide with answers.

Designed to Hold a Child's Attention
Each book contains a diagnostic progress chart so you can track progress. Although there is a page or two that contains either a gun or a ghost, overall the artwork is charming and the activities are presented in a way that holds a young child's attention. Arizona State University tested this series of workbooks and found that 95% of children who took the program significantly increased in their learning abilities. If your child is able to manipulate a crayon, he is old enough for Developing the Early Learner.

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Publisher Information
Author: Simone Bibeau
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 1982
Consumable: Yes
Printed By: Perception Publications
ISBNs:
  • Volume 1: 9780940406018
  • Volume 2: 9780940406025
  • Volume 3: 9780940406032
  • Volume 4: 9780940406049
Faith-Based: No


Now Also Available as Individual Titles
Developing the Early Learner volume 1
Developing the Early Learner volume 2
Developing the Early Learner volume 3
Developing the Early Learner volume 4

Customer Reviews

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Great books
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Fun, a bit repetitive.
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Lindsey, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review! You offer a valuable perspective! You are right that Developing The Early Learner does reference pictures, items and concepts from a different era, which can lead to some confusion on the child's part if they are trying to figure it out themselves. But, even so, we have yet to find a program equal to it in breadth, depth, or cost-effectiveness. So while we are always on the lookout for an equal or better more recently published curriculum, we have chosen to keep including it in our curriculum kit until another option exists, although we did print our parent's answer guide to assist with some of the outdated/confusing answers. Why we like this series is that it not only covers typical skills such as fine-motor skills, rhyming, sequencing, etc., it also covers often overlooked topics which are vital to your child's development, such as, auditory memory, auditory processing/discrimination, visual memory, comprehension skills, and so much more. While some families may not appreciate some of the examples, we felt that they were not inappropriate for the age. Since many of these topics (meat from a cow, crooks, and more) are still a part of today's culture, it can be a valuable springboard for you to discuss your family's values and beliefs, it can also give your child exposure to some classics such as old-fashioned home telephones, and other varieties/words that have fallen out of everyday use. We do appreciate you taking the time to share your experience, and we think customers will find this review helpful. Thank you!

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