Learn how to provide enrichment for that beautiful little mind.
Children's Author & Education Consultant
Candace Lindemann is a published children’s writer and educational consultant. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. You can also find Candace blogging at http://NaturallyEducational.com. While Candace’s degrees prepared her for a career in education, she’s found that the best preparation for parenting is on-the-job training.
Is my baby gifted? And if she is a genius, how can I provide enrichment for her?
I've seen these questions so many times that I've stopped counting. Before you snicker, I can see how a well-meaning parent gets the urge to post this question. Your baby does a puzzle or speaks a little early, a friend or loving grandparent comments, "how clever," and brochures start arriving in the mail for all the educational opportunities you could be enjoying with your baby and before you can say, "Suzuki," you start to panic...
What if my baby is a genius and I am wasting her potential?
Breathe. My answer is always that whether or not your child eventually shows great academic talents, all babies benefit from the same brain-boosting, and fun, play. So, before collecting those Ivy League
You will notice that all these tips involve play. Play is the way young children learn. A few well chosen toys can enhance play. Look for toys that are open-ended and encourage your child to explore, both with adults and independently.
Engage with your children and enjoy their delight because all of our children are gifts.