Monday, December 22, 2014

12 Weeks Old Early Learning Program

12 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
Looking at her name

December 15-21, 2014

Age: 12 weeks old (2.5 months old)
Curriculum: early learning / infant stimulation program outlined in How Smart is Your Baby by Glenn Doman.

12 Week Summary
Our content this week

What an exciting week we had this week! We started a full-blown "intellectual" program this week, based loosely on Glenn Doman's How to Teach Your Baby to Read, How to Teach Your Baby Math, and How to Give Your Baby Encyclopedic Knowledge. Here is Aria with all of her picture cards for the week:

12 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
Week's worth of cards
12 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
Quantity cards

Her favorite cards seem to be the quantity cards. These are different quantities of red dots placed in random formation to teach subitization. While most older children and adults can only subtilize up to about seven, it is theorized that babies and very young toddlers are able to perceive quantities up to much higher numbers, so quantity cards through one hundred are shown.

12 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
Listening to and looking at string instruments

Next we've been doing instruments. In earlier weeks part of the program was listening to sound effects and naming them. She really enjoyed that, so I decided to continue the sound effects and teach instruments for a few weeks. She seemed to really enjoy the combination of sound effects AND pictures. This week we did string instruments.

12 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
North American sea stars

We also did North American sea stars...

12 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
Names & pictures

...and family member names.

12 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
Hanging independently from my fingers

She has been getting really good at hanging from my fingers! She actually quite enjoys this activity now. For a while, she didn't seem to be a fan.

12 Weeks Old Early Learning Program Grabbing dangling toys[/caption]
She's been working really hard at grabbing dangling toys. I love watching her concentration as she bats her hands around in the general direction until she grabs what she's aiming at.
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Reading with brothers

We've been trying to do read alouds more often! For some reason this falls by the wayside often.

12 Weeks Old Early Learning Program
Watching iPad while Mommy wraps presents

Unfortunately she's gotten a bit of screen time this week as I have to take her with me to the storage shed to wrap Christmas gifts. Oh well, I'm sure she'll be alright in the long run.

Resources used this week:

  Free Quantity Cards printables (Glenn Doman dot cards) Free String Instruments Flash Cards (set 1) Free Sea Stars Flash Cards (set 1)

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  1. 2015/03/02 at 8:18 pm

    I love, love, love your website! Its so insightful and very helpful for parents and parents to be who want to do EL activities and see what its like in the real world.

    Would you mind telling what Hunter and Damien are up to these days? Or at least sharing what your goals for each of the boys will be for this New Year?

    Damien is about 3 years old now? Where is he at with reading and math?

    What about Hunter, its been a while since we’ve had an update and I love reading about the EL kids.

  2. 2015/03/03 at 10:54 am

    Whatever happened to baby Aria’s early learning program? Are you still doing it? Updates please! Love reading about your progress.

  3. 2015/04/11 at 11:40 pm

    You poor thing – so devastating! I second the last post- so looking forward to more updates when the time avails itself!


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