Category Archives: Child development

How Do Children Learn?

Children learn in their own unique way.

The three learning modalities are the sensory channels we use to obtain and process information.

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• Visual learner’s process information best with pictures and diagrams; these children learn best seeing things.

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• Auditory learners learn best by listening and discussing things.

• Kinesthetic learners learn best with a hands-on approach. Most children learn through all three learning modalities.

 

howard-gardnerHoward Gardner, the originator of multiple intelligences, defines seven kinds of intelligence. Most children have strengths in two or three of them and need work on the rest.

 

 

One kind of intelligence is verbal/linguistic, which is speaking and reading.

Another type of intelligence is logical/mathematical, which is concepts and abstract patterns.

Another kind of intelligence is visual/special which is thinking in images, pictures, shapes, and colors.

Another kind of intelligence is musical, such as rhythm, pitch, melody and harmony.

Another type of intelligence is bodily/kinesthetic, which is touch, making, and doing.

And last but not least is intrapersonal, which is independence and self-motivation.

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Learning how your child perceives the world around him/her and learns, will allow you to maximize their intellectual strengths and teach them effectively.

5 Tips to Encouraging Children to Read.

Suggestions to Encourage Children to Read. Not all children like to read so here are some ideas that will hopefully make encouraging your child to read more fun! Create an incentive to encourage children to read based on the amount of time they spend reading or the number of pages that they read. After they have

The Wafflehoffers Maple’s First Competition Coloring Book

The Wafflehoffer coloring book is available for purchase on Amazon.com         The Coloring Book size is 8.5″ X 8.5″  and contains over 26 illustrations to color. Click the Download Now Button to open a .pdf for you to print and color that illustration for FREE! Click the Download Now button to open

Redirecting Child Behavior

When redirecting child behavior, it is difficult to know how to phrase a request in the best possible manner that your child will understand. Saying the words, “you can’t” or “don’t do that,” to a child’s is a request to challenge you and take that dare in a child’s mind. Parenting your child that they

Free Download! The First Three Chapters of The Wafflehoffers Curious Maple Book

Enjoy for free the first three chapters of The Wafflehoffers Curious Maple children’s picture book. I’m giving the first three chapters away for free! I want you to be totally satisfied with The Wafflehoffers Curious Maple story and illustrations before you buy.     Download for FREE! On this website, the first three chapters of

The Wafflehoffers Curious Maple Farm Animal Book

Enjoy this sneak peek inside The Wafflehoffers Curious Maple children’s picture book, as Maple goes on an adventure on her Uncle Pete’s farm in search of a mare and her foal. Meet lots of farm animals that help Maple in her search for the foal. Hi, my name is Fay B. Bolton, and I’m the author

How to Communicate Effectively with your Child

Learn How to Communicate Effectively and Clearly with your Child so you Stop Saying “No!” Children hear the word “no” far too often. Studies show that toddlers typically hear the word “no” 400 times daily, which you can imagine gets tedious for the parents and the child. So rephrase your sentence from a negative to

How to Teach your Child to Ask Questions

The Wafflehoffers, Curious Maple, is a story that helps your child understand it’s important to ask questions. If all adults were required to get a degree in child psychology before they became parents, they’d undoubtedly undergo far less stress and anxiety in raising a child. But sadly many of us don’t have that psychology degree,

A Child’s Brain – Development

How Storytelling Affects the Brain… To understand why your child behaves a certain way, you have to first understand your child’s brain development, be aware of what is going on in your child’s brain. This can help you tremendously when interacting with your child. A child’s prefrontal cortex may look fully developed regarding size when

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