Do you want to teach your baby or toddler to read? Maybe you have already read about using flash cards in Glenn Doman’s Teach Your Baby to Read book or you have used sight word DVDs such as Your Baby Can Read or Monkisee. I have started using all those on the side as well, […]

The Child Genius documentary on Channel 4 is back! The new series 2013 aired yesterday Tuesday June 11th at 9pm local time. To my disappointment, there was absolutely no follow-up of what happened to the “geniuses” profiled in previous series and instead new “child prodigies” are presented. Doesn’t it make you suspicious that they keep […]

Today I want to share my thoughts about a controversial topic that I’ve been thinking a lot about recently. Over the last year, I have had a long struggle teaching my 2.5 year old road safety, and she still thinks it’s funny to just run onto the street without checking if a car is coming. […]

I have talked about Glenn Doman and his book “How to teach your baby to read” quite a bit on this blog, but I haven’t yet talked about Dr Robert Titzer’s “Your Baby Can Read” DVDs. The problem is they are relatively controversial. His Infant Learning Company closed down after being sued by the Campaign […]

Geoff Colvin, Fortune’s senior edi­tor at large, is one of America’s most respected journalists. In this book about talent and excellent performers called Talent is Overrated, he investigates what separates great performers from those who never make it. If you have read the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, a lot of the ideas will sound familiar to […]

What are we doing on a daily basis? I wish I had a set structure already, but it is impossible with such young children, so on a day to day basis it still seems random and haphazard, even though on a weekly or monthly basis I feel we get a lot done. For example today, […]

Yesterday I re-read the excellent book The Genius Factory by Slate editor David Plotz, published in 2005. It tells the story of the “Repository for Germinal Choice” aka “The Nobel Prize Sperm Bank”, a project in the late 80s and 90s to give women access to sperm of Nobel laureates in order to raise the […]

Press articles portraying child prodigies and scientific experts will have you believe that geniuses are born and that there is little one can do to create “gifted” children. People who claim that geniuses are made can even be labeled callous businessmen trying to sell your their educational products with false claims. Though giftedness has a […]

A few weeks ago, I visited a Montessori preschool to register my 2.5 year old daughter. I’ve been trying to get her into a lovely Montessori preschool with a large garden for a year, but as the waiting list wasn’t moving, I decided to visit another Montessori school in the area to try my luck. […]

In my last post on when to start learning the piano, I mentioned that young children have a very long attention span, a gift that is usually destroyed by busy parents who can’t slow down and accept their child’s own pace. It only seems that way because parents often have their own ideas about what […]