The book is structured in 3 main parts: speech development activities , mathematical activities and intelligence activities .
Speech development activities
In the first part of the book you will be introduced to language activities that help the child to enrich the vocabulary, to organize in a proper way the thoughts in question, to perfect the verbal language as well as to form the linguistic structures in the right order.
Studies have shown the relationship between language development in early childhood and later success in reading. Parents and other family members have great influence on a child’s development of language and other pre-literacy skills.
Between the ages of 2 years and 5 years, most children learn a great deal. The number of words they can say increases quickly. They talk more and they ask lots of questions. By the time your child is ready to go to school, he or she should be able to speak and listen well.
In the second part you will find – PRESCHOOL MATH ACTIVITIES
Developing mathematics skills begin long before children enter formal schooling. In fact, preschool and toddler aged children are constantly playing with math. They naturally sort and organize. They build and design. These are mathematical skills children have a natural interest in and their beginning development comes through the very natural act of playing.
It is all good and well to say that math skills develop naturally, but young children also benefit from purposeful preschool math activities.
Not sure what math skills you should include in your preschool math lesson plans? Or what kind of preschool math activities you should include?
This is the book you need.
Young children love to play with mathematics, and through play is where some of the strongest mathematical connections will be made. These connections will provide them with the right foundation to learn formal math with ease, however, unfortunately, many elementary-aged children claim they hate math!
In the third and final part of the book you will find activities that help your child develop intelligence . The first critical period of brain development begins around age 2 and concludes around age 7. It provides a prime opportunity to lay the foundation for a holistic education for children. Four ways to maximize this critical period include encouraging a love of learning, focusing on breadth instead of depth, paying attention to emotional intelligence, and not treating young children’s education as merely a precursor to “real” learning. A 5-year-old may be able to exhibit much more self-control than a toddler, and most children this age will be able to sit for periods of time in a classroom and listen to a teacher’s instructions. At the same time, a child this age is still learning to regulate their emotions and the activities you will find on this book are all you need.