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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #3 Issue #06
ISSN: 0219-7642 Dec 17, 2004
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I survived the Half Marathon on Dec 5 clocking 2 hr 47 min. I was very satisfied with my
result as it was my first attempt in Marathon. I have learned
something from this experience:
" Anything your mind can conceive and believe. You can
achieve. " - Napoleon Hill
Christmas and New Year are just around the corner. I decided to give myself a
break! So, there will be no newsletter till Jan 7, 2005. I hope you and your family have a
fantastic Christmas Holiday!
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Developing a Fantastic Relationship with Your Child
Top Ten Ways to Keep Your Kids from Fighting
My girl is above average when it come to examinations (at least 90% and
above), she could read all levels of Peter and Jane by 5 years old, goes
for tuition twice a week. Other activities include learning to play the
piano (beginners level) and swimming. She also likes to procrastinate
and is generally quite lazy....
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
relationship between giftedness and passion here
I have an 11 yr old boy. I was told by his preschool teacher that he is
a kinesthetic learner. He can't sit still for long and he needs something to hold
on to when he is doing his work....
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
kinesthetic learners here
Recommended Age: 3 - 7 years
V-Smile is a unique leaning system that teaches children the preschool basics through
interactive TV gaming. The console connects directly to your home TV! No additional
equipment required! V-Smile TV Learning System includes the console, a joystick, and one
game cartridge which is Adventures in Alphabet Park. Insert any of Vtech's "Smartridges"
into the unit for lessons on language, math, phonics, problem-solving, music, and more.
LeapPad Plus Writing and Microphone
Recommended Age: 4 - 8 years
LeapPad Plus Writing and Microphone Learning System teaches fundamental reading skills,
plus writing and math! Use the dual-function, interactive Magic Pencil to switch from
writing mode to non-writing mode, and you can sound out letters and words, read stories
Includes a built-in microphone for use with microphone-enabled books, so you can
personalize learning with your own voice, and play activities that help reinforce
reading and phonics lessons! Includes 2 books! The first book teaches reading, phonics,
vocabulary, science, foreign languages and geography. The second book teaches writing
letters and numbers, writing words, drawing shapes, phonics, addition and subtraction.
Micronutrients - Essential for Physical and Mental Growth
PIB Press Release Dec 15, 2004
Children have food preferences and they are quite fussy to take green leafy vegetables and fruits
thus compromising their intake of micronutrients from dietary sources. The full genetic potential
of the child for physical growth and mental development may be compromised due to subclinical
deficiencies of micronutrients which are commonly referred to as "hidden hunger".
Parents Are Advised to Give Gifts for Kids That Keep On Giving, New Website Provides Toy
Recommendations by Child Development Experts
eMediaWire Dec 14, 2004
Many well meaning parents will buy gifts this season for their kids and teens that may be on one of
the hot toy lists but lack true play value. According to Dr Bob Myers of Child Development Institute,
"many toys that are hyped by media and word of mouth do not provide the type of play activity
that can lead to healthy growth and development."
Television may be tuning out the development of a toddler's mind
Salth Lake Tribune Dec 13, 2004
Nearly 15 years after Healy's seminal book Endangered Minds: Why Our Children
Don't Think sounded an alarm about effect of screentime on children's brain development, access
to television and videos has only increased.
Spanking can lead to more bad behavior by children
University of Michigan Sep 13, 2004
A new U-M study that used stronger statistical controls than previous research lends additional
support to the belief that corporal punishment can be detrimental to children.
Brainpower? It's a no-brainer
Kentucky Post Dec 10, 2004
The brain research shows that what happens to a child in the early years has a direct impact on how
the brain develops. The brain wires itself in the early years of life. Research also has identified
several crucial windows of opportunity when the brain is especially nimble at acquiring particular
skills, such as language and math.
Professor William Maxwell of the University of Advancing Technology to Deliver Lecture on Brain
Fitness to Parents of Gifted Students
BusinessWire Dec 7, 2004
Maxwell will report on several experiments that his experienced teachers from 11 countries performed
at elementary schools in Suva, Fiji. The essence of his lecture is that maintaining brain fitness is
as important as maintaining body fitness. He will illustrate several exercises that facilitate brain
fitness and cite research studies that support the idea that brain fitness is almost entirely under
the control of both parents and children.
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