Developing the Early Learner - Volume 1 Only
This title is the first volume in a 4-volume set, Developing the Early Learner. Parents can get their children started learning these important skills with this single title, or benefit from the entire set.
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.
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
I use this book with my 4 year old daughter and she absolutely loves it! It's the book she requests to work from the most. She finds the activities fun and it holds her interest, that's not an easy task to do! She loves for me to score her work and she really loves to see how she has improved.It's really a nice break for her when she starts getting frustrated or bored with other lessons, mainly math for her. I can't wait to complete the other books in this set with her.
I've used these books with 3 of my children so far and intend to use them with all of them when they're ready. These workbooks are rather plain in that they're black and white, but the skills that they teach are amazing. You can't use dollar store workbooks or any other workbooks I've found to teach most of these skills. They work on general cognitive skills rather than specific academic skills. I do find all four books to be a bit too much of the same thing. I use volumes 1 and 3 for one child and then 2 and 4 for the next child. If they were having troubles completing the pages well, though, it would be nice to have the additional volumes to fall back on. You do have to do some work with your child and gather materials to do these workbooks, but I think most people will find it worth their time.
I bought this book for my three year old. She loves doing "school work" so I thought this would be something fun that we could do together. The biggest thing I noticed was the "gaps" in her learning styles that this book addressed and corrected. She did the visual and motor skill activities without any problems, but the auditory and comprehension activities she struggled with. The easy instructions and fun engaging format made it easy to teach her, and I have noticed a big improvement! When she struggled with a certain concept, we just repeated it over and over again for the next couple days without moving on until she understood it. I am so glad I found this book!
I used these with my third child. She has so far been my best and earliest reader, as well as had the easiest time with math concepts. They help the preschooler feel like they are doing school!