Developing the Early Learner
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.
Author: Simone Bibeau
Printed By: Perception Publications
- Volume 1: 9780940406018
- Volume 2: 9780940406025
- Volume 3: 9780940406032
- Volume 4: 9780940406049
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
I am going over this material with my almost 4 yr old and he really likes doing it. He loves that it
I don't hate this set, but I wouldn't purchase it again. It's a bit repetitive, a little outdated, but still easy to use. I would love to see this replaced with something a little newer!
My daughter enjoys these workbooks but they are a bit repetitive. I also find somethings to be unnecessary...but a decent product for a pre-K aged child
We have so loved Timberdoodle's entire curriculum for both our boys and it's always first on our recommendation list... that being said, DEVELOPING THE EARLY LEARNER is the worst product we have ever used. The learning aims are fine (if not VERY repetitive) but the concepts are incredibly out dated and not in line with today's more diversified and sensitive society. In sequencing, more than one lesson focused on learning that the cute little cow in the field is what goes off in a cattle van , becomes a hanging slab of meat and then ends up as your tasty burger on your dinner plate... the sweet little pig, same thing,... your breakfast bacon. Yuck. In matching, the number of times the image of a gun was used was unsettling... match the gun w the criminal, match the gun w the less murderous weapon (?)- the bow and arrow, etc. ... In tracking, the notes advised the instructor to place your hands on each side of the child's head to prevent them from being able to move ...it just seemed crazy to me that this is still in circulation let alone part of a top rated curriculum such as Timberdoodle. It also seemed overwhelmingly biased at times, not all income types are exposed to the examples they use in the workbook and many had my middle-income child wondering what the heck they were. I'm not even a sensitive, high alert type mom and even I was overall offended by these books ... and so was my kid who refused to do the worksheets that involved the dead animals becoming dinner. Bless his heart.
When I got this, I didn’t really know what was going to be in them. Things like auditory discrimination wouldn’t have crossed my mind. It helps me feel as though I’m thoroughly educating and evaluating my son. He likes the activities and we have no difficulty completing them. It’s very enjoyable.