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  • Myths About Reading

    Thu, Jul 20, 2017 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Myth # 1 Children who learn to read before they go to school will be bored when they go to school This is not a myth. Children who learn to read before they go to school will be bored when they go to school. But so will the kids who did not learn to read before they went to school. All kids are bored when they get to school.

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  • First Kids in the Forest

    Fri, Jul 14, 2017 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    We live in a time where children no longer live in bare feet from April to September, climb trees, build forts, or play capture the flag until their parents order them in at night. Many children now live in a virtual world. Alan, a Senior Naturalist, armed with his camera and megaphone, welcomes visitors to The Pioneer Institute Does it have to be that way? Can our children get mud on their feet, have the thrill of climbing a tree and the joy of finding a nest with four little bluebirds?

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  • The Good Thing About Fathers

    Fri, Jun 30, 2017 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Douglas and Noah take a dip in the pool Another reason that father is wonderful is that he has not altogether lost his concept of time. Mother lives between the adult world of “there is never enough time” and the kid world of “there is all the time in the world”. When these two worlds meet, chaos ensues. This is the universe in which mother tries to marry “no time” with “all the time in the world”.

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  • Mother vs. iPad

    Fri, Jun 12, 2015 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    I don’t think iPads are better than mothers. I don’t think iPhones are better than mothers either. I love my iPhone. I doubt that there are many people on Planet Earth who love and appreciate the genius of the iPhone any more than I do. When it’s bad boy little brother arrived –the iPad – I knew the minute I saw him that he would change everything, and he has.

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  • Duke University Study Confirms Babies Can Differentiate Quantity

    Thu, Dec 18, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Teaching Babies Math: Babies Innate Number Sense Predicts Future Math Skill Michael may be a baby but he is ready to learn the language of math New research from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences supports the math ability of infants. “The use of Arabic numerals to represent different values is a characteristic unique to humans, not seen outside our species. But we aren’t born with this skill. Infants don’t have the words to count to 10.

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  • You Are a Great Math Teacher

    Thu, Sep 11, 2014 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    What is the essential ingredient in successfully teaching your child mathematics? Special knowledge of the subject? An advanced degree? Tremendous facility in mathematical calculations? Not really any of the above. In fact, often parents are far better teachers for their young children than someone else with great knowledge of math. Parents are more likely to begin at the beginning. They teach one step at a time. They keep it simple and clear.

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  • A Full Scholarship Recipient and Young Entrepreneur

    Mon, Jul 14, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    About 20 years ago, I took the How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course at The Institutes. My son was 6 months back then. I couldn’t believe the loving and caring environment The Institutes creates for parents and kids, as well as as the wealth of knowledge you give.My son did very well with the reading and math programs. He started school advanced in both. He excelled throughout and won a full scholarship to all the universities he applied to in our state of Florida.

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  • Problem Solvers

    Sun, Jul 6, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Early Development Problem Solvers I attended the How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course. This course was very interesting, very surprising, and worth it. I have five children. The first and most important benefit that occurred in our family as a result of this courses was the improved relationships between parents and children. We have much better communication now. Other important benefits we have achieved due to this course regarding the intelligence program are: high speed at reading and mental arithmetic.

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  • Why do we stop at 12 x 12 when we teach kids multiplication?

    Wed, Apr 16, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    In India, people are known to be very skilled in mathematics. The idea of “zero” was first conceived by an Indian mathematician “Aryabhatta”. Indian people have dominated the world of commerce for centuries in the west of India. A few years ago one of my colleagues told me a story about an Indian teenager who came to the United States. In the math class, the multiplication of two digit numbers had been taught.

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  • New programs help teach kids to code

    Thu, Apr 10, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Since the late 1970s, The International School has taught kids to code at the K-8 grade level. Back in those days the Apple II, a monochrome screen, and the Logo programming language were the tools of choice. Kids enjoy learning computer science and today our computer science course is a part of our core curriculum for all children in K-8 grade. It is great to see new organizations and tools being created to help teachers, parents and schools.

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