Developing the Early Learner - Volume 4 Only

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Volume 4 of 4
This title is the fourth volume in a 4-volume set, Developing the Early Learner. Children who have already gone through the earlier volumes 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.

Publisher Information
Author: Simone Bibeau
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 1982
Printed By: Perception Publications
ISBN: 9780940406049
Faith-Based: No

Customer Reviews

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These activities are great

My kindergartener Loves these activities and wants to do more than we are scheduled to do. I accidentally ordered these separately not realizing all 4 came in the kindergarten kit. Oops.

Most material is great, but one problem...

I used the first book in the series for my autistic son & was very pleased with it, so did not expect any problems. However we experienced a problem in this book & I wanted to warn any parents out there that are not quite ready to have their children exposed to the facts of animals going to market for their (future) supper yet.

On Pg 5 in Book 4, the children are told to sequence a story. I thought it was a typical story, but that was not the case this time. My son numbered the page, and then burst into tears. I couldn't imagine why he was so upset, but then realized that the whole sequence was of cows going to market, being slaughtered, the meat sold in the store, and then put on the table for supper. I was VERY upset because that was far too much information for my autistic preschool son to handle suddenly. If a child is raised on a farm, or in a family that hunts, he or she could probably handle it ok, but I still felt this was inappropriate material for a pre-school book.

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