Children and Education
For all children, education starts before they enter school.
They learn from everything and everyone around them. Hopefully
most parents don't think that this process ends or that their
role in it ends once the kids are in the classroom.
Children simply can't learn everything they need to know in
school, and many things they can learn are not taught in our
current educational system. With that in mind, I have put together
this section of the website for those parents who want to encourage
further development of their children's education and brainpower.
The following pages should help, and more will be added in time.
Children and Education - The Pages
(Click on a Title)
Brain Foods - This page wasn't
specifically written with children in mind, but since parents
do control what their kids eat (or can), this is a good place
to start. What a child eats definitely affects his or her brainpower
and educational progress.
Children and Books -
This article by Sarah Holt lays out why books are so good for
children and how to encourage kids to pick them up and read them.
Code Breaking - This is a
fun page for older kids. It explains basic code-breaking skills
in a simple way. Learning to decipher a code is great mental
exercise, and shows a child how to systematically analyze things.
There are also links to other pages on ciphers and secret codes.
The Benefits of
Music Education - How does learning about music help a child.
Find out in this article by Sarah Holt.
of Bilingual Education - Another article by Sarah Holt.
Making Books With
Children - Sarah show you how to make books with the kids,
a great way to get them interested in books and reading.
Reading to Children
- Ten great tips from Sarah Holt.
Six Easy Riddles - Some good
brain exercise for children.
Kid's Jokes | Kid's Riddles
- Ten good ones for kids of all ages.
Of course, many of the regular pages, though not written to
specifically address the issues of children and education, are
very relevant to the topic. You can find a complete listing of
all pages on the site map.
Be sure to check back here for more pages on children, brainpower
and education. New pages will also be announced in the Brainpower
Newsletter. (You can subscribe on the homepage or there might
be a form in the sidebar on this page.)