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Teach to the Limit

by Terrienna Cullins

While I realize that ideas presented to children must be age appropriate, learning has no boundaries. Children learn new ideas in different ways. When you think that it is too early to teach your child a new concept, then you are placing limits on their education.

Each day, I do calendar time, ABC's, baby sign language, math, science, and handwriting with my toddlers. I believe that I am laying the foundation for their future academic success. Furthermore, if basic concepts are taught correctly then they set the precursor for further academic success. Also, it is never too early to present a concept to any child at any age. If I view it as pointless to teach my one year old his ABC's, then I am placing his abililty to learn into a box. Although he may not be able to recite the alphabet with me, he can still listen as I recite them. Through repetition and consistency, he will learn how to recite the letters of the alphabet.

In educating our children, one must never assume that children at the same age learn the same concepts at the same time. Therefore, it is necessary that we educate children in a manner that goes beyond the boundaries and cultural norms. I teach the children that I provide child care for math concepts such as sorting, counting, and placing straws in hundreds, tens, and ones cup based on a selected number. I think that if math concepts are taught in early childhood then addition and substraction problems in elementary math may be less difficult for a child to solve.

In conclusion, every child is unique. Learning can be done through play, reading a book, communication, and building blocks. Each moment that you are with a child is a teachable moment.

About the Author:
Terrienna Cullins has a Master's degree in psychology from Abilene Christian University. She resides in Texas with her husband and one year old son.



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