All parents should read this book to better understand their child's developmental levels and learn strategies that will increase opportunities for success!" —Michelle Ferré, Pocketful of Primary
#1 New Release in Research, School-Age Children
In Jumpstart Learning in Your Kids, Bridget Spackman, a public school educator and the YouTuber behind The Lettered Classroom, shares her expertise with parents to help educate and encourage children, learn how children succeed, and support lifelong education in the home and beyond.
Conscious parenting strategies for successful child development. Jumpstart Learning in Your Kids is for any parent who is having trouble ensuring their child is receiving the education they deserve—and who wants to encourage their children to continue learning for their entire lives. Along with helpful tips and tricks, parents are supported with numerous resources to jumpstart their child’s education.
Learn how children succeed—and how your conscious parenting can help them. Whether homeschooling or just trying to make sure you support your child’s education in your home, ensuring that kids reach their potential is crucial.
This book helps you with:
- Learning more about child development and how they relate to learning
- Identifying appropriate learning times and various real-world opportunities that you can provide for your child at hom
- Strategies on how to help your children with problem solving, difficult tasks, and establishing a routine and schedule for success
Readers of parenting books like The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah Mackenzie, The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel, The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise, or the DK books like Help Your Kids with Math by Barry Lewis will be encouraged and supported by Jumpstart Learning in Your Kids.
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About the Author
Bridget also works to inspire and provide strategies to educators around the world. Through her presence on social media and YouTube, she discusses methods of literacy instruction that provide authentic, relatable, and attainable instruction to students, plus powerful tools for building autonomy, independence, and motivation in her students. She also writes curriculum across various grade levels that enable teachers to easily implement her teachings into any classroom setting.
Bridget Spackman lives in York, Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons: Ian, age 13, and Blaine, age 5, along with their adopted goldendoodle Walter. As a mother and an educator, Bridget was afforded the unique position to see both the tech-driven/STEAM-led learning abilities of Ian and the kinesthetic/active interaction of Blaine. Given the vastly different learning preferences residing under her own roof alone, she understands the necessity and the importance of implementing adaptive learning techniques in her classrooms of 25 learners or more. She is known for her education YouTube channel and website, The Lettered Classroom.
Table of Contents
Introduction A Letter from a Teacher 10
Section I Understanding Your Child 17
Chapter 1 Abilities and Needs 21
Chapter 2 How Much Is Just Right? 41
Chapter 3 Helping Your Child with Mindsets 56
Chapter 4 Communication Is Key 64
Section II Building Independence 75
Chapter 5 Slow and Steady Wins the Race 79
Chapter 6 Choosing the Right Ladder and Getting Buy-In 93
Chapter 7 Asking the Right Questions and Giving Feedback 103
Chapter 8 Put Your Kids to Work! 114
Section III Resources to Support 125
Chapter 9 Building a Space that Encourages Learning 129
Chapter 10 Establish Schedules and Routines 140
Chapter 11 Teaching Organization 150
Chapter 12 Holding Your Child Accountable 160
About the Author 168