Developing the Early Learner - Volume 2 Only
This title is the second volume in a 4-volume set, Developing the Early Learner. Children who have already gone through volume 1 can continue on with these individual titles, 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 did the Developing the early learner vol 1 when my daughter was 3. We loved it, so I decided to try this one as well. I am hooked. A year older, she was able to do some of the activities with ease, but what she couldn't do well, she improved throughout the book. The hardest for her was the auditory memory exercises, and after trying and failing a couple times to remember what she'd been told to do, she started to get discouraged. We took the concepts from the book and did our own exercises throughout the day to practice, and it helped. I love that the back of the book has a chart to keep up with their progress. While she hated getting an X on the line instead of a check mark, it really did help to motivate her to try harder on the next activity. I have already bought the third and fourth book in this series to use with her in Kindergarten!