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
This workbook set is pretty good, its not difficult; I would use this again for my daughter.
I like that Developing the Early Learner books offer such a variety of challenges. Some focus on pen control (tracing lines), some on auditory skills and memory (which object did I remove?), observational skills (find and color the hidden pictures), and logic (put these pictures in chronological order), among others. Overall I am satisfied with the content, and my son was willing to work on 1-2 pages per day.
I honestly only purchased this item to keep my custom curriculum kit above the lower price limit. I didn't want it - it looked boring and too easy for my 6-year old. Two of those assessments were true. It IS outdated. There are references to things in this book that my kids totally don't understand because they have never seen a phone with a cord, or heard a woman's shoe described as a "pump". Also, it definitely was too easy. I started my 6-year-old in book 4, because that was the only one I thought he might benefit from at all. I gave the first book to my 4-year-old. Much to my surprise, though, despite the very black-and-white pages and some outdated content, my kids did not find these boring. They actually really like them, and will do 10+ pages at a time when I get them out. I think they like the variety of activities. So, I will give it three stars, because the kids like it, but I think this would be better as a preschool item, rather than a kindergarten one.
My 3/4 year old loves this. This is the 2nd child that goes through this title and the other loved it as well. Simple instructions make it easy for them to follow and engaged.
My little guy really enjoyed these.