Doman’s advice about testing, praising and bragging about a child

THE DOMAN METHOD AND TESTING

However it may sound, Glenn Doman in all his books I mentioned in the Must-have section, states clearly that we shouldn’t test our children to check if they have acquired the material we presented or not. According to him, when we test them their eagerness to learn is impeded. He uses a beautiful metaphor to illustrate this: “To teach a child is to give him a delightful gift. To test him is to demand payment in advance.” This means we push a child before he or she is able and willing to show us how much he or she knows. Indeed, the fact that we shouldn’t put any pressure on our child should be uppermost in our minds.

Teaching reading to a baby: personalized books, playing with words (Maja is 17,5 months old)

NEW PERSONALIZED BOOKS

We continue reading personalized books which I mentioned in June. We do it interchangeably with jumble sentences which I mentioned in the same entry. The first book about Maja which I made for my daughter was focused on actions. It starts with a question: “What is Maja doing in the pictures?” and a huge question mark on the next page. The following pages contain sentences such as “She is playing with the car.” and pictures illustrating them. The page with a text comes first. The illustration is on the following page, for example, of Maja sitting on the mat and playing with her car.

The Doman method and the Polish language – illustrated cards, my reflections on the method (Maja is 16,5 months old)

ILLUSTRATED CARDS IN THE DOMAN METHOD

I have mentioned recently that I decided against introducing digits in two languages simultaneously because our baby is really interested in her reading programme in Polish and I don’t want to interfere with maths. The problems with her attention span after she learnt to climb the furniture have passed.

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.

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.

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)

Next step in global reading programme based on the Doman method: couplets

Summary: Couplets in the Doman method: introduction, examples, our cards Important information on overlapping of steps in the Doman method About revision…