### July 2017 – simple algebra with a baby, enriching a baby’s vocabulary and a whole-word reading programme with self-made books (Maja is 15 months old)

MATHS

SIMPLE ALGEBRA WITH A VARIABLE QUANTITY REPRESENTED BY A LETTER

Since my last post we have completed the last of Doman’s suggestions – equations with a variable.  Following his suggestion included in the book „How to Teach Your Baby Math,” I replaced the letter “x” commonly used as a variable with the letter “y.” This was necessary because the letter “x” is similar to the multiplication sign and this may confuse a baby.  Continue reading “July 2017 – simple algebra with a baby, enriching a baby’s vocabulary and a whole-word reading programme with self-made books (Maja is 15 months old)”

### Speech development in a bilingual child supported by the Doman method: more words (Maja is 14,5 months old)

IT’S REAL FUN TO LISTEN TO A 14-MONTH-OLD SPEAKING

I am proud to present the third blog entry summarizing speech development in my little Maja. She has begun saying more new words. You can read about her first words here:  Continue reading “Speech development in a bilingual child supported by the Doman method: more words (Maja is 14,5 months old)”

### All sight words flashcards completed, maths continued with the analysis of number personalities, introduction of personalized books (Maja is 14 months old)

WHOLE-WORD READING PROGRAMME BY DOMAN

WE HAVE OFFICIALLY COMPLETED ALL THE SIGHT WORDS FLASHCARDS

In the previous post I said that I had started doing less and less daily “sessions,” which also means having less and less cards per day. After a few days we were left with 3 sets, 5 cards in each instead of our usual 4 sets. I decided we would manage to do these although nothing had changed in Maja’s attitude.  Continue reading “All sight words flashcards completed, maths continued with the analysis of number personalities, introduction of personalized books (Maja is 14 months old)”

### Next steps in maths by Doman: fractions, the older the baby, the more challenging it gets  (Maja is 13,5 months old)

RED DOTS AND MATHS ACCORDING TO DOMAN

FRACTIONS

Yeah…I am crazy enough to start fractions with a 13-month-old toddler. It’s hard to believe it works but I am still experimenting with it. The question arises again how long this step should last and if I should ask Maja any questions or maybe just present the cards.

### We have completed next steps of global reading, maths and enriching baby’s vocabulary following the principles of the Doman method (Maja is 13 months old)

We have completed the following two stages:

• three-word expressions
• four-word expressions and short sentences (we are “reading” longer and more complex sentences now)

### Vocabulary of a bilingual child supported by the Doman method, more words (Maja is 13 months old)

A 13-MONTH-OLD BABY – VOCABULARY

Yeah….a 13-month-old baby and we have a whole set of new words. It seems bilingualism doesn’t cause a speech delay. I have already made a list of Maja’s first words which is to be found here.

To tell you the truth, my baby speaks…”Chinese” most of the time: words, sentences and even whole monologues in her own language. We often have a chit-chat during which I pretend I understand her and give her answers in English. Then, she replies in her own language.

### Playtime with the Doman method (Maja is 13 months old)

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY WITH THE DOMAN METHOD

I have read three books by Glenn Doman and I can summarize his method this way: we show 5 word cards as quickly as possible and we praise a child loudly expressing a sincere joy while doing this. This is what one session looks like. It doesn’t matter if we have 5 reading cards or maths cards or bits of intelligence cards for developing encyclopedic knowledge. Continue reading “Playtime with the Doman method (Maja is 13 months old)”

### The Doman method with daddy- whole-word reading in the Polish language (Maja is 12 months old

WHY NOW AND NOT EARLIER?

I must admit that Polish reading cards were not on my mind at all when I was buying maths and English reading cards. It just happened that maths cards came with the Polish reading cards. This was my incentive to introduce Doman’s reading programme also in Polish – my native language. Continue reading “The Doman method with daddy- whole-word reading in the Polish language (Maja is 12 months old”

### Comparing quantities in the Doman method (Maja is one year old)

GREATER THAN/ LESS THAN ….- THE DOMAN’S METHOD AND COMPARING QUANTITIES

This blog post is quite special because it’s Maja’s birthday today. And today is the day when we start another step in our mathematical adventure: comparing quantities.

### First words and speech development in a bilingual child (Maja is 11,5 months old)

FIRST WORDS – DOES BILINGUALISM CAUSE SPEECH DELAY?

I have heard many times that bilingual children start speaking later than their monolingual peers. On the other hand, Doman claims that showing word cards to kids speeds up their speech development.