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 bought these for my 4 year old but they were way too easy. I’ll use them with my son when he’s 2 or 3 and I imagine it’ll be a better fit. The books themselves are good as long as you aren’t expecting something for an older pre-school child.
We enjoyed book one, but I thought I would mention that book two has been even more fun. I think because she is a few months older (4 1/2 now) and she has caught on to more concepts. We skipped the rhyming in book one at first, but we came back to those later and she caught on. (I did these with her father, my youngest son, in the 80's and he became an exceptional reader and student!)
I gave it four stars because my son doesn't like it. I do, though. I can see where it hones and sharpens skills he can use in the future. He just thinks it's boring. He scores perfectly on every one, so I can see why he's bored. I still think it's worth sharpening those listening and thinking skills!
I think its a great series of books, and the teachers guide helps a lot. My daughter is 4 and I find that some of the pages are challenging which is what we like but then I find some are supper easy and some are pointless. I am going to buy this again for my son who is turning 3 and start with him in a few months.
This product taught me to teach my child, some of the concepts were hard to teach o my child but as time went on and as we continued to work on it the progress it real.
4 stars because the print quality is bad (although still legible).