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

Testing and the Doman method

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.    Continue reading “Doman’s advice about testing, praising and bragging about a child”

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

Reading with a baby

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

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

Pictures in Doman method

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.

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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 by Doman

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)”

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

Maths can be fun

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)”

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)

Teaching a baby maths

SIGHT-READING IN ENGLISH

We have completed the following two stages:

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

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The Doman method in our life: half a year with reading and maths programme (Maja is 10 months old)

Doman;sreading programme

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE

You have to bear in mind that some of the things you are going to read here are really unbelievable because all of it has to do with teaching a baby. Actually, it is about teaching a baby to read and about teaching a baby maths. It is also beyond my belief. I guess some of you will smile in disbelief while reading this post.

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