Saturday, January 23, 2010


Okay Folks,

Let us continue with ways of getting the best preschool learning materials for your preschool child.Last time we stopped at the Alphabet ‘B’, right? Please you can confirm this by going to the archive of this blog, thank you.

Without taking up much of your time, let me take you and your preschool child to the exciting world of Alphabet ‘C’.

Are you at home? You don’t even need to be at home to follow me on this .There are things your preschool child is already familiar with at your home.Your preschool child does not need to know how to vocalize everything, thai is, call everything by it name, before the child could recognize it.We are considering Alphabet 'C'.What are you are looking at now.Your computer, of course.Your preschool child has seen you use a computer several times, if you are the type that works from home, or take some work home, you just have some personal computers at home for your personal use and for your children.Have you  ever bordered to tell your preschool child that , that thing with a screen but which is  not a Television is called, 'A Computer'.Don't leave it to the teachers or guardians at preschool creche alone to do it.Formal learning for your preschool child should start at whom, with you as the first formal teacher.Now A Computer begins with the Alphabet 'C'.You can tell the preschool child the simple thing a computer is used for.You think the child woull not understand?It seems so , but if this is done repeatedly and consistently, you would be amazed how fast preschool pick up new words, understand them and use them.Remember, they are eager to learn.
So, what is a computer used for?Tell the preschool child, that it is used for typing Alphabets, like 'C', which you have just tell him/her that it is for the word , 'Computer'.Remember, always get the preschool child to repeat new word after you.Even when the child can not pronounce it audibly eniugh to make sense, keep at it and reward the child with a hug or something to get and keep the rythmn and enthusiasm going.Another important ingredient is the song part, you can compose  a short song with ryhmes, of course, with 'C', as the theme.Get the preschool child to sing the song along with you.You can record it and have it on a CD or DVD for future use for emphasis and learning re-enforcement.

Move on to the Alphabet 'D'.D is for dog, oh know , many people might not like this , becaude not everybody likes dogs.Okay, look around and use a word that the preschool child would be familiar with, like 'Door'.Yes, there are doors in your house, the preschool child can touch, he/she has been touching, opening and closing the doors in the house.So, it is a good learning tool.Use it and repeat the process.Always remeber the song part, it is very important learning tool for preschool children.

At this point, what do you think?Do you think you can make any signifiant impact on your preschool child quest to acquire formal education?It si easy to assist that preschool child of your of yours, what you need is time , patience and passion to work a preschool and this is your kid.

Alright, if the approve explained so far is a little bit not in your stride, why don't you try a different approach?Like?Like asking the preschool child what he/she likes or just to mention or touch or suggest some few things he/she appreciates.Preschool children learn faster when learning is mixed or tied to participation and getting them involved to do the things they play with.It becomes much fun this way, believe me, it is not much of a hard work.Again, remember, you are best placed to give your child the best upbringing.You do not have to be a professional preschool teacher to set your child on the right path to qualitative and rewarding career in life.

When the process of learning alphabets becomes too monotonous for the child, take a break from it.Hold on, don't take a break from teaching the preschool child.Oh No, continue, always remeber, it has to be in a very relaxed, playful and enjoyable atmosphere.How about numbers, yea, the counting would agree with me that this the oldest preschool favourite pastime game.

Start by counting little things at home.Again, involve always involve the preschool child by asking the child to touch or point at the things you are counting.The emphasis here, is making it as fun as possible.It is important to re-emphasize the reward technique at this point.This is not an option , it is an integral part of the learning process.Keep in mind, not to shout at the preschool child, when the child has lost the plot.And, I am not in anyway suggesting that teaching and learning must go on eternally.The maximum period of thirty (30) minutes is recommended.

I must stop here at this point, but not before I emphasize the following:

  1.  Always involve your preschool child in the entire learning process,
  2. Use objects that the preschool child is familiar with,
  3. Ensure to institute and maintain the reward system.This is an incentive to the preschool child,
  4. Twist and create songs around subject materials to emphasize learning.Keep the songs simple.
  5. Have fun with your preschool child while learning.
Take care of your preschool child.

THINKING ALOUD: What has fine art got to do with your preschool learning abilities?
Answers needed please.

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