Going beyond Doman’s ideas with teaching maths to a baby – introducing roots (Maja is 16 months old)

Doing roots with a baby
TEACH YOUR BABY MATHS

ROOTS

This all Doman stuff must sound crazy to you and it sounds crazy to me, too. However, I do not belong to a group of traditional mums and I need something more so I decided to give it a try. I am really curious to know if it really works. Being a crazy and, at the same time, well-organized mum I have already completed all Doman’s suggestions on teaching maths to a baby. What now? Let’s make it even crazier.

I have already gone beyond Doman’s ideas – I introduced percentages. Let’s do roots now. It certainly won’t do any harm because I can’t imagine how looking at maths may be harmful. Certainly, it will stimulate my baby’s brain contributing to its growth. 

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Books, books and more books in English and in Polish (Maja is 15,5 months old)

Babies want to learn to read

SURROUNDED WITH  BOOKS

Some time ago I mentioned our morning routine with a book. A lot has changed since ten. The reason for that is that Maja is a bit older and I know it won’t be possible for me to read a book to her in the morning from September (I am coming back to work). What is more, I got inspired by the blog entry on another blog which I follow. It is a Polish blog but if you know the Polish language I recommend you to read the whole article because I have just summarized the main points.

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Developing mathematical and logical intelligence with the Doman method, another summary of a speech development in my baby (Maja is 15,5 months old)

Early maths teaching

PERCENTAGES  WITH A BABY

I have completed all Doman’s suggestions as far as teaching maths to a baby is concerned. But don’t worry – this is not the end. Doman encourages parents to be creative and to follow their imagination when it comes to all sorts of ideas related to dot flashcards. I have assumed that if fractions can be taught using dot cards we can use them to teach lots of other mathematical stuff like percentages, roots and exponents or powers …. and maybe I will come up with something else. Continue reading “Developing mathematical and logical intelligence with the Doman method, another summary of a speech development in my baby (Maja is 15,5 months old)”

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)”

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

Whole-word reading

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)

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)”

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

How to teach your baby maths
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.

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

Bilingual baby and first words

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.

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

Nauka czytania przez zabawę

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)”