Albert Einstein, who is known as an intellectual genius once said, “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” In fact, many individuals who are seen as ‘intellectuals’ were often described as curious. Do you know what other group of people are described as curious…children.
As a mother of an almost 1 yr. old, a 3 yr. old and an 8 yr. old, I can with extreme certainty, and not needing any science to back me, say that children are born curious. They remain curious for as long as we foster that curiosity. Think of a baby. Once they get out of the newborn stage, they are ready to explore. They constantly want to explore the world. They use their senses to experience the world. Much of their day is spent being curious! They find different ways to look at, taste, touch, and hear the things that interest them. It may be as simple as banging their spoon accidentally on their high chair tray. They bang it, hear the sound, and do it again because their curiosity has been peeked and they like what they hear!
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It's that time of year again! We are excited to have a new stock of Summer Express Books available at Learn and Lead! These workbooks are a great way to have a daily dose of learning to ensure that your child doesn't fall victim to the 'summer slide.'
Weekly Reader: Summer Express From the award-winning editors of Weekly Reader comes this collection of colorful, fun-filled activity pages designed to reinforce academic skills and knowledge through engaging activities. Targeted to specific grade levels, each book will help prevent summer learning loss with age-appropriate activities that meet today’s higher education standards. With more than 100 curriculum-based activities targeting vocabulary, grammar. writing, reading, and math, these books will help give children a head start in the coming school year. Award certificates and stickers included.
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At the beginning of every school year, Andre vows to do better in school. He starts out highly motivated. He gets his class work done, he comes home and does his homework and he begins the year off with success on his mind. By the time the end of September roles around, his parents start to find that he isn’t spending as much time on homework. When asked about it, he says that it’s already done, or that he’ll do it later. By the time the end of first term hits and his grades come in, it is apparent that Andre hasn’t kept up with his goal of doing well in school. Does this sound familiar to you? Andre has difficulty staying motivated.
When children are motivated to do well in school and in their everyday lives, there are always positive results. First let’s start out by exploring what motivation is. Motivation is a desire to achieve a goal, combined with the energy to work towards that goal.
Yolande Robinson, B.Ed. M.Ed, the owner of Learn and Lead Educational Center, has a passion for educating and sharing knowledge. She is a wife and a mother of three. For more from Yolande, visit www.yolanderobinson.com.