- A parent, or even a grandparent or sibling – is a child’s first teacher. A parent is the one who teaches a child to speak, to walk, to hold objects in his/her hands, to listen, to follow directions and much more.
- By the time a child enters school, most of the “Windows of Opportunity” will be closed. The Be Smart Kids curriculum is usually introduced at 30 months. “Kindergarten is not the starting point of a child’s brain development, scientists say. By kindergarten, the process is half over.” The News & Observer Publishing Company, Raleigh, North Carolina.
- Learning should be fun and children should want to learn. In the Be Smart Kids program, we stress the importance of a relaxed fun atmosphere. The Be Smart Kids Learning System is not about computer skills. It’s about learning. The computer is only a tool for the parent and child to use to provide educational and fun learning situations.
- Our program depends on one-on-one nurturing. In order for a child to grow intellectually, he/she must be guided through the lessons. If a child is allowed to “play” with the programs he/she will become bored. It will also become increasingly difficult to manage the lessons you do each week with your child.
- Be Smart Kids concentrates on developing language, math and logic, motor skills, spatial skills and a second language. We provide you, the nurturer, with the methods on how to encourage your child, the objective of what each lesson plan is designed to develop, and the tutorials which explain what each module addresses.
- When children are introduced to language, a learning pattern for language begins to develop. The more the language pattern is stimulated, the stronger a child will be in that area.
- We recommend that a child be taught one lesson per week. If a child is in Level 3, or is four years of age or older, lessons may be taught twice a week. If more is done, lessons will become drill and soon a child will develop “burn out”. Remember that it’s quality, not quantity.