Must-have

THE FOLLOWING MIGHT BE QUITE USEFUL

A LITTLE BIT OF THEORY

   First of all, I recommend buying Glenn Doman’s books. I also advise to aproach other instructions for the cards with some scepticism. The books that I have read and which constitute the main source of my knowledge are the following:

“How to Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence” 

“How to Teach Your Baby Math” 

“How to Teach Your Baby to Read”

The Doman method
Glenn Doman’s books

THE FLASHCARDS

  In his books Glenn Doman describes in detail how parents can create their own cards for the maths and reading programme. While reading this part I said to myself “No way I will spend long hours drawing small red dots or writing enormous red letters.” I have always preferred learning something by heart that drawing something.

  Fortunately, times have changed since those books were published. Today it is possible to save plenty of time by buying ready-made sets of cards.

MATH CARDS AND THE READING CARDS IN POLISH

 I bought a used set on www.allegro.pl (it is a Polish website similar to ebay or amazon). It was a real bargain.

The Doman reading programme
The Doman method, reading cards in Polish
Teaching your baby maths
The Doman method, maths

READING CARDS IN ENGLISH – I BOUGHT ALL AVAILABLE SETS

Early reading programme
The Doman method, reading set in English
Early reading with Doman
The Doman method, reading cards in English

MY BABY’S LIBRARY 

  The first baby books appeared in our house long before the Doman flashcards. I bought the whole set of touchy-feely books (e.g. the dog in the picture has a real fur which the child can actually touch and enjoy the feeling) and then, some slide and see books.

  Since the very beginning books have been the intrinsic part of our morning routine. When she was even smaller I put her on the bed and read to her turning pages by myself or with her help. Then, I left her alone with the book. She used to turn pages touching, looking and even biting the book. Yeah….the books I have bought are really durable. They still look as if they were brand new. Of course, our morning routine has changed since then but books remain to be important in our life.

   When I started shopping for books I bought a lot of them.  However, I was never satisfied with the number I have. I adopted the Doman principle regarding maths and readingto prolong our contact with one book and not to “use up” the new books too quickly: I read one book to Maja for five consecutive days and after that I change the book and I do the same.

Books for kids in English
Usborne books for kids plus an extra one

    After we have read all the books presented in the picture above, I bought a completely different set. These are the books with monster puppets.

 

Books for kids in English
Sam Llloyd, mosnter books for kids

  I will dedicate a separate post soon for my personal and subjective review of the books we have. To tell you the truth, I had imagined unfolding the monster books in a totally different way before I bought them. I had not managed to find neither the sample pages nor the video presenting the books so I think it would be a great idea to make a short videoclip with the chosen book.