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.
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.
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)”
OLD BOOKS, NEW IDEAS – THE FUN GOES ON AS I READ TO MY BABY
As I have mentioned in Must-havesection, we have had our morning routine with books for a long time. These have been all kinds of books for kids, not only typical fairy tales. As a result of my idea to raise my child bilingually (intentional bilingualism), I use English only when reading to Maja.
MY GOAL IS TO HAVE FUN AND TO DEVELOP MY BABY’S INTELLIGENCE
I have to admit I will be really happy if my experiment is successful. However, I know that every child is different and I respect this. And, most of all, I never push my child to learn. I just try to stir up her curiosity and have fun with my baby.
We can treat this step of the reading programme as a revision because it is based on the single words we have already used. However, according to Glenn Doman it is not a typical revision. It is just the next step in global reading: two-word expressions.