How Your Child Learns

BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IN THE PRE-K and K YEARS

BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IN THE PRE-K and K YEARS

The following excerpt from the book Teaching and Learning in the Kindergarten Year by Dominic Gullo describes brain development in the early years. During pre-school and Kindergarten, the brain grows steadily, increasing from seventy percent to ninety percent of its eventual adult weight. In addition to gains…

HOW A CHILD MAKES SENSE OF HIS WORLD

HOW A CHILD MAKES SENSE OF HIS WORLD

According to the developmental psychologist Piaget,  a child makes meaning of his world by forming patterns with the information he receives. He bundles the data he accumulates into concepts. A concept is an idea formed by mentally combining all its characteristics or particulars. Children form and adjust concepts when they can experience and interact with…

MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

 The definition of smart depends on the time and culture in which you live. During Socrates day, intelligent people were those who could memorize very large passages and then recite them.  This was because there were hardly any written texts in 500 BC, however we now have…

YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING STYLES

YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING STYLES

Children have different learning styles. Developmental psychologist Howard Gardner defines six different intelligences/learning styles.  Linguistic intelligence: sensitivity to spoken and written language.  Logical-mathematical intelligence: the capacity to analyze problems logically, carry out mathematical operations, and investigate issues scientifically.   Musical intelligence: skill in the performance, composition, and appreciation of…