How to Teach Your Baby Math

How to Teach Your Baby Math

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by Glenn Doman, Douglas Doman, Janet Doman
     
 

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Glenn Doman has demonstrated time and time again that very young children are far more capable of learning than we ever imagined. He has taken his remarkable work--work that explores why children from birth to age six learn better and faster than older children do--and given it practical application. As the founder of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human…  See more details below

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Glenn Doman has demonstrated time and time again that very young children are far more capable of learning than we ever imagined. He has taken his remarkable work--work that explores why children from birth to age six learn better and faster than older children do--and given it practical application. As the founder of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, he has created home programs that any parent can follow. How To Teach Your Baby Math shows just how easy and pleasurable it is to teach young child mathematics through the development of thinking and reasoning skills. It explains how to begin and expand the math program, how to make and organize necessary materials, and how to more fully develop your child's math potential.

By following the simple daily program in a relaxed and loving way, you will enable your child to experience the joy of learning--as have millions of children the world over. With How To Teach Your Baby Math, you can give your baby a powerful advantage that will last a lifetime.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780757001840
Publisher:
Square One Publishers
Publication date:
06/15/2005
Series:
The Gentle Revolution Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
603,453
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Glenn Doman received his degree in physical therapy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1940. From that point on, he began pioneering the field of child brain development. In 1955, he founded The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By the early 1960s, The Institutes' world-renowned work with brain-injured children had led to vital discoveries regarding the growth and development of well children. The author has lived with, studied, and worked with children in more than one hundred nations, ranging from the most civilized to the most primitive. Doman is also the international best-selling author of six books, all part of the Gentle Revolution Series, including How To Teach Your Baby To Read, How To Give Your Baby Encyclopedic Knowledge, and How To Multiply Your Baby's Intelligence.

Janet Doman is the director of The Institutes and Glenn's daughter. She grew up at The Institutes and was actively involved with helping brain-injured children by the time she was nine years old. After completing her studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Janet devoted herself to teaching "the best parents in the world," helping them to discover the vast potential of their babies and their own potential as teachers.

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How to Teach Your Baby Math 2.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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If you are trying to transform your kid into some precocious and burnt out counting monkey (with no guarantee to succeed, by the way) buy this book...no, actually, don't, it's a big waste of time and you may risk to harm your baby mind in the process. I was searching for a manual describing intelligent methods to stimulate my newborn kid creativity and abstract thinking, the basis for mathematical thinking, and I run into Dr. Doman's book. I am not a fan of this kind of books, but I learned about his commendable activity with brain injured kids (that is an area where Dr. Doman has more credibility and stands on solid grounds, it seems) and thought to give a try at his approach to early math education. It was a total disappointment. The style of writing is repetitions and boring, but I can live with that, the target reader has probably a wide range of education backgrounds. What he has to say could be easily condensed in one page, but worse, the method he proposes sounded totally bogus since the get-go and it probably is. He tries to teach kids from 6 mo to 2 years age numbers and calculations using dozens of flash cards with bright red dots shown to the baby at a fast rate as the stepping stone to more complex (?) tasks. In the end visual/auditory memorization and repetition seems to be the key factors in this approach. For a few kids this method seems to produce the expected result, but my question is: do we really want or need that result? fast counting monkeys no more intelligent than the next kid playing with wood blocks and crayons? From my independent assessment of his methods I understand that there is no research whatsoever supporting his claims, at best some anecdotical data exist from the activity in his expensive courses at the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential. It seems to me that the most likely outcome will be boring your infant to death, followed on the other hand by transforming her/him into a counting machine who will likely hate science, math, and probably you, for the rest of her adult life. Dr. Hirsh-Pasek book "Einstein Never Used Flashcards" support this conclusion (that book seems a better investment, at least she cites some technical literature), much research on young kids' education seems to indicate that capacity for abstraction matures around 5-6 years of age (it is no chance that that is the normal school age across the entire planet!) and that kids pushed into being home-made precocious geniuses may be less creative, curious and flexible later in life. who wants that? Before you consider buying this book, take time to read this article: http://www.boston.com/news/globe/magazine/articles/2007/10/28/rush_little_baby/ That alone would have saved me a few bucks. My current personal conclusion is that creative play, parental engagement, talking and reading (anything!) to your kids are better bets for growing creative and curious individuals ready to operate in the economy of tomorrow. bottom line, I consider this purchase my personal charity to Dr. Doman other's endeavors...no more than that.