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  • I Loved Every Minute of Teaching My Girls

    Thu, Apr 5, 2018 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    One professional mother tells the story of teaching and learning with her four girls. Chenee, Janelle, Ariel and Tamara I just want to start by saying that some of the best memories I have with my children were when we were doing The Institutes Program together. I have four daughters, Janelle and Tamara (who are twins), Chenee, and Ariel. I started the program with the twins when they were one and a half years old.

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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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  • The Creation of Ability

    Thu, May 4, 2017 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Is a baby born with certain abilities or can the intelligence and ability of the baby be increased significantly? The most dynamic learning team on earth: Best teacher, best student – Mother and baby It has long been believed that the key milestones in a child’s development are achieved automatically as a result of the child’s growing older over time and or the baby’s genetic make-up. This theory dictates that the child walks at age one due to a built-in mechanism—rather like an alarm clock set to ring at twelve months and triggers the ability to walk.

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  • Shakira Is Teaching Her Baby To Read And He Loves It 4/29/2015

    Wed, Apr 29, 2015 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Fifty years ago Glenn Doman wrote How to Teach Your Baby to Read. When Random House published the book there were basically two reactions: “This is a brilliant and wonderful idea” or “What planet did this man fly in from?” And so it has been for 5 decades. Millions of mothers have read the book and used it to teach their babies to read. There are probably hundreds of thousands of Teach Your Baby To Read babies around the world.

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  • Trisomy 21 Success Story: Sara

    Thu, Aug 14, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    “We began to see that we have a child, not a problem - we had increasing hope.” On the day of Sara’s birth, her parents were told that she had Trisomy 21. This began the family on a search to find answers for Sara, leading them to The Institutes. After graduating from The Institutes’ Intensive Treatment Program, parents wrote about their family’s experience on the program and Sara’s inspirational story:

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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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  • Immunizing our babies against illiteracy: a prescription that could change the world

    Thu, Jul 10, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Parents everywhere should rejoice that the science has finally caught up with the oldest and best-loved activity of parents and kids–reading together. For a half-century we at The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential have had the privilege of teaching parents about brain growth and development, and helping those parents to provide an enriched environment at home for their babies. The AAP and their partner organizations now recognize that it is parents who are the key to early literacy.

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  • The American Academy of Pediatrics Writes a Prescription for Early Literacy

    Mon, Jun 30, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Early Child Literacy - Gains Recognition From American Academy of Pediatrics For the first time the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations on the importance of early child literacy these recommendations are welcome, of course, very welcome but long overdue. Learning begins at birth (or earlier), and that is when it is vital to begin offering intelligent and appropriate stimulation and opportunity. During this time, learning is effortless – the baby can learn absolutely anything that we can provide in an honest, factual, and joyous way.

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  • An Intrinsic Part of Our Lives

    Mon, May 26, 2014 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    My daughter, Clementine is now almost two and a half, and not a day goes by that the learning program is not an intrinsic part of our lives.Three weeks after Clementine’s birth, we began with the physical, reading (English and Chinese) and swimming program as outlined in the books on those respective subjects, followed by our math program at three months and then our encyclopedic program at around four months. At such a young age, I wasn’t able to gauge the effectiveness of the reading, math, or encyclopedic programs, but at 3 months Clementine was able to hold onto a dowel off the ground for 30 seconds as illustrated in the book and she enjoyed swimming and could swim underwater.

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  • Laterality Problems in Brain-Injured Children

    Mon, Feb 10, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Everyone knows someone who has a child with a problem. Parents who have a child with a learning problem are desperate for information. When a parent of a child with a learning problem contacts The Institutes, the questions he or she asks are usually the same ones that are asked over and over again. Are there any other kinds of visual problems that can cause reading or learning problems? Yes.

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  • Reading and Vision in Brain-Injured Kids

    Sat, Feb 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Everyone knows someone who has a child with a problem. Parents who have a child with a learning problem are desperate for information. When a parent of a child with a learning problem contacts The Institutes, the questions he or she asks are usually the same ones that are asked over and over again. We have chosen some of the most common questions and their answers in the hope that the parents of theses children can learn more about the brain and the most effective means of treating the brain.

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  • Is Your Child Frustrated with Writing?

    Wed, Jan 15, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    The following continues our series of questions commonly asked by mothers teaching thier children to write. Q: My three-year-old can become quite frustrated in trying to write. What can I do to make her attempts more successful? A: You have observed in your little girl the natural great effort involved in manual writing. We consider writing to be the most sophisticated of all neurological functions. It combines the need for good visual convergence, with fine manual coordination, both tasks requiring lots of oxygen to the brain.

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  • Storytelling With Your Child

    Wed, Jan 8, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Child Storytelling - Encourages Creative Thinking The following continues our series of questions commonly asked by mothers teaching their children to write. Child storytelling is a very important area to encourage in your child; in fact, any area of creative expression will benefit your children’s growth in a myriad of ways. Q: My two-year-old, Adam, loves to tell stories but is not yet interested in manual writing. Do you have any suggestions?

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