Just wanted to know if any members have links to or any information concerning quality learning tools for toddlers and young children that will not expose them to the classical conditioning programs in use by the system and or tools that can be utilized to enhance the clear frequency that they already posses?
If anyone has any leads for me it would be greatly appreciated!
There are these cartoons that I would have wanted someone2 show me if I were a kid. They/re on Youtube and called Spirit Science. There/s a selection. Skim through and see if there/s anything of interest2 you.
Also keep in mind musical instruments when we are talking about toddlers it is important to gauge their intake and to not introduce things that incorporate complex matrix based decoding as its simply not needed. An easel for art with all the fittings is also key http://tinyurl.com/m7dkkgx
As a child I had toys like these http://tinyurl.com/kou4fs9 and it did wonders, I can still remember the thought processes I needed to go through in order complete some of the exercises to see the results.
Go through this list for educational toys http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_toys-and-games?ie=UTF8&field-...
These are wonderful sources! I was also looking for educational tools teaching on trees, birds and other things of nature. Any recommendations?
Agreed on the Montessori method if one decides not to home school or if one wants to incorporate a similar curriculum at home. One motto at my son's Montessori school is 'nurturing my potential.' Maria Montessori believed schooling should instill a love of learning and exploring and believed children will motivate themselves if given the freedom to move around and choose what they would like to work on/learn. Responsibility is another factor. I like how the classroom is largely set up to the scale of young children and not the dictatorial set-up of many modern classrooms.
Enough cannot be said about allowing children to explore the natural world surrounding for there is no better teacher. Nature can aid in re-setting distortions picked up in the day-to-day. It seems cliche to note that a child will often be more interested in the box the toy came in rather than the toy itself. Or the sticks outside versus the plastic sword. Etc.
As mentioned obviously limit the gadgets. I feel this at the very least can cause difficulty in focusing as well as over-stimulation which overloads the senses.
Another parent at my son's school recommended this online site if one wishes an approach similar to the curriculum norm but that parents have more control over. I have not explored this in depth yet. https://www.khanacademy.org/
Of course children are unique and will often give hints as to what inspires their creativity. The key is being aware and open, even if the activity is not something you would enjoy. The other evening I looked out the window and a gaggle of kids were in the driveway making patterns with perfume then lighting them on fire. Looked very beautiful and smelled good :) I thought my sibs and I had tried everything but that one was new!
Terri, I am currently homeschooling my two children 8 and 6 for similar reasons. I will tell you that while I am seeking more knowledge on where and how to find more true curriculum, I cover our "basics" required by law (ugh) and kind of make use of all the rest of the time we have to exploring nature and our own interests. Good luck and blessings.
terri, I mentor 13 and 10 year olds in a local home school community for art, history, and grammar. This year I am trying something different with the 10 year olds for history class with great success. We are researching mysteries of ancient history. We are doing this by reading articles and watching videos that have opposing points view about the mysteries we find. In art class, we are creating objects inspired by the research and in grammar, we are keeping a journal. In the journal we record the findings and what we want to research more outside of class. We are also examining english as a code and learning about ways to break that code. The students are having a blast!
What blessed children you have in your group. This is a perfect, balanced concept - the new way for our children! :)