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    I've got 3 year olds ... the only thing from that list they would conceptualise are are Dinosaurs.

    How about social skills, manners, learning to apologise* etc.

    A second language ... their mind is a sponge still now. Have a look at this thread I did ... http://teakdoor.com/the-family-room/...d-english.html (Thailand:- KIDS Learning Thai and English)

    Below is a 1 min Thai clip for kids ...



    My kids have an insatiable appetite for books. I try and find ones which have characters which they can identify with. We read them together, they chose which character they want to be and act it out.

    If you are in Thailand, I grabbed a few Aesop's Fables, written in Thai and English ... one they like is about the Boy (Shepard) who cried 'wolf'. The bookstore on the top floor @ MBK have a great range of books.

    My simple thoughts are ... don't give them fish (100 subjects) ... TEACH them to fish.


    IMHO


    * Subtly, I am teaching them Body language (eye contact, sincerity etc) ... an invaluable people skill.
    Perspective is everything ... it's the difference between going through an ordeal or going through an adventure..

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    How about social skills, manners, learning to apologise* etc.
    lol.

    Never thought teaching them those.


    Honestly.


    This is just a base list for general knowledge of history, geography etc. 100 items in 100 days. Quick 10-15 minute pictures, vids, coloring. Done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    How about social skills, manners, learning to apologise* etc.
    lol.

    Never thought teaching them those.


    Honestly.


    This is just a base list for general knowledge of history, geography etc. 100 items in 100 days.
    I should have opened my mind before I typed.

    Are these YOUR kids? ... YES? ... then my post stands.

    If you are a teacher ... ignore my post ... I wrote it as a Dad, not as a Teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    3 year olds ... the only thing from that list they would conceptualise are are Dinosaurs.
    unless you're prepared to go into some kind of details, its utter wankery. 15 minutes is but a taste. kids that age can't take on that much info of so many different topics day after repetitive day. if you know little kids, you would agree in an instant that titanic, deserts, skyscrapers, lions...and on and on...is a pure waste of time. the moment you get them engaged, blamo!, you stop, and then tomorrow onto another topic.

    just take it slow. go into details...take dave's suggestion of dinosaurs...

    Dinosaurs (5 days)
    1: intro - videos and general awesomness of dinos
    2: pictures, colors, and movements
    3. whats a herbivore and carnivore? how can we tell
    4: my favorite dinosaur (drawing)
    5: where did they all go?


    if this were with 15 year olds, thats a completely different thing. they would be enticed by what you can show them and would probably like the freshness of a new topic. they can relate what you are saying to other things they know...aka...they have some experience and context. a 4 year old? crikey, some 4 year olds still suck their thumbs!
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    remember this isnt lecturing...kids learn ANYTHING through discovery.

    if you think any little 4 year old will take to 100 days of mini Ted Talk type lecturing..thats...thats...gut bustingly funny.

    (and i mentioned social skills previously, which if course you didnt read)

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    If you are a teacher ... ignore my post ... I wrote it as a Dad, not as a Teacher.
    teachers can teach manners! crikey!

    and even better suited if they are thai kids...learning western manners. they get a cultural education as well as english instruction. things like holding doors for others, putting your napkin on your lap, good table manners, saying please and thank you...sharing....all of it!!!

    language is learned best if done mixed with some cultural component.

    whether or not youre a teacher, dad, or neighbor doing private lessons...manners...yes and YES!!!

    religion..no. politics..no! they're effing 4!!!

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    projects and themes are good.

    Years ago I had a small class of 6-7 year olds with learning difficulties.

    In conversation one them said that they thought America was good. I asked if they'd like to go?

    Yes, they all agreed, enthusiastically. So started a 3 month project all based on planning a trip the the states.

    we were in Wales so we decided we'd sail.

    I acted purely as facilitator and "devils advocate" it was up to them to plan everything.

    The amount of material, skills and processes they got out of it was incredible.

    From navigation to shopping to costing to basic meteorology. Literacy and numeracy skills. Logic and project planning. Budgeting, finance and simple banking/saving. Cooking and menu planning. Geography and history.

    You name it, it was all there.

    They loved it and I was incredibly impressed with the way they worked things out.

    So, my point is that "project" or "themed" learning through experimentation leading to a result is incredibly satisfying for kids in general and for little kids in particular.

    The grand finale was an overnight / 2 day sailing trip on a mates yacht, which they planned in its entirety.

    OK they never got to the USA but they never forgot the experience.
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    once a week, i lead a group of cub scouts (boy scouts for little guys)...

    some of the other inexperienced den leaders come with all these plans...it's hysterical. in our group we go slow. it's not rushed and we demonstrate the things we learn. kids want to explore and investigate. the last thing any kids want to do is sit idly by and ingest factoids. the boy scouts (cub scouts) is chalk full of factoids type stuff.

    for example, we did 'helping the injured'...we practiced helping carry someone with a hurt foot (1 helper) and then 2 people carrying an immobile person (2 helpers).

    we talked about it
    demonstrated it
    the kids practiced with each other
    we had a race
    we had a blast
    ...and the key point---the remembered it because they had fun. the were engaged with it and as such, it stuck in them.

    other groups did worksheets and listened to the adult blabber on and on pontificating. it was sad, really.

    in short- you gotta get them discovering. the topics, at that point, doesnt matter. its all about how you get them engaged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stfranalum
    if you know little kids, you would agree in an instant that titanic, deserts, skyscrapers...and on and on...is a pure waste of time.
    I agree unless it's put into context. Tied together with something they can directly relate to.

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    You guys are getting way too caught up in what this isn't.


    Strange birds.
    Strange hairstyles and fashions, mohawks, dreads, etc.
    Largest dams in the World.
    Earthquakes.
    Different houses around the World. Igloos, teepees, etc.
    Deserts. Life – people (nomads) and animals etc.
    Olympics.
    Dodo bird.

    Getting there.
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    take 20 topics:

    dinosaurs
    manners
    spaceships
    robots
    knights
    airplanes
    fish
    plants/seeds
    circuits
    colors (blending them + art)
    videos (making them)
    finger painting geometric shapes
    measuring liquids
    making a book + book cover
    how to tie a knot
    helping a hurt friend
    emergencies- how to call for help (police, firemen...)
    who are the people in the military
    rocks
    fossils

    ...and with each one, go into details. BAM! 100 days. and fun. and they will have not only a better time with them, but will remember them and i guarantee that at least one or two topics will spark their curiosity and as such, their minds will want more. they will be hungry little learners.

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    Gerbils and their uses?...Nah...

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    Will take knights, adding the King Arthur and the knights of the round table, Excalibur etc. They will immediately shout out about the Minions movie with that scene.

    All the other stuff is taken care of during other aspects of their education.

    I'm not sure that you understand what this is actually about. But never mind. You've contributed one. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    You guys are getting way too caught up in what this isn't.
    Ted Talks for 4 year olds.

    ...a facepalm extravaganza. but dont let me slow you down.

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    Magnets Magnetic attraction

    Tides/Gravitation effects

    Aurora Borealis/Australis

    The Human Body components could easily be 10 subjects


    Understanding the Female Psyche ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    Understanding the Female Psyche ...
    Why?



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    Are these YOUR kids? ... YES? ... then my post stands.

    If you are a teacher ... ignore my post ... I wrote it as a Dad, not as a Teacher.

    Oh. My. Lord.

    Tell me it isnt so?

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    "general knowledge for a 4 yr old"
    Quote Originally Posted by stfranalum View Post
    colors (blending them + art)




    When my kid was 3 1/2 she was telling granny on skype about what colour mixes make which other colours, and the colours of each planet in the solar system.


    Gonna do this too.

    Kind of like 100 shots of beer for 100 minutes.

    But the kid friendly version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    When my kid was
    couldnt read past this without vomiting. sorry. what was the point again?

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    That you either haven't a clue about what this topic is about, or haven't a clue about children.

    No need to answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    No need to answer.
    good. saved you the twatting that pretentious parents get when they think 3 year olds understand more than they are just simply regurgitating.

    and now that it's finished with colors, how's the algebra coming along?

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    Math stuff? Can recite Pi in its entirety.




    Back to the thread, Blow In. Though I doubt you'll be able to leave it. Do you actually think that you understand what the thread is about?

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    im sorry, still cleaning up from the vomit. as you were.



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    Okay, that's a no.

    All the best.

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