Subjects covered by Be Smart Kids

Language & Vocabulary
Math & Logic
Spatial/Visual Arts
Music
Motor Skills
Emotional/Social
Second Language

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Learning and Brain Wiring Activities

When children follow the Be Smart Kids process as recommended, they will accomplish these basic skills before kindergarten.

LANGUAGE & VOCABULARY

  • Recognize consonant sounds (beginning, middle and ending)
  • Begin to recognize vowel sounds (long and short)
  • Blend sounds together to form simple words
  • Recognize that sentences are made up of separate words
  • Understand the basic rules of phonics
  • Recall what has been heard or seen
  • Sequence events in a story
  • Begin the reading process
  • Understand letters have shapes and basic sounds
  • Develop a conceptual understanding that letters form words.
  • Associate words with objects and actions
  • Vocabulary building
  • Develop speech
  • Letter sequencing
  • Recognize upper and lowercase letters

MATH & LOGIC

  • Counting
  • Number sequencing
  • Sorting, classifying and matching objects to numbers
  • Grouping of objects
  • Conceptual understanding of addition and subtraction
  • Visual comprehension
  • Recognize that numbers have basic shapes and represent groups of things
  • Relate numbers to objects
  • Perform computations using a mixture of addition and subtraction
  • Increase the development of math and logic through memory and reasoning skills
  • Sequence events: before and after, first, next, last

SPATIAL/VISUAL ARTS

  • Recognize red, yellow, blue as primary colors
  • Distinguish between different shades of color
  • Recognize that closure of a line creates a shape
  • Identify and sort basic plane figures: square, rectangle, triangle, circle
  • Recognize likenesses and differences of objects and pictures
  • Recognize the whole, when only parts are present
  • Complete progressively more complex mazes
  • Know and use terms of relative position, like inside/outside and closed/open
  • Recall visual stimuli in sequential order
  • Recognize patterns and predict the extension of a pattern
  • Recognize likeness and differences
  • Develop artistic expression

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MUSIC

  • Develop rhythm, pitch and an appreciation of melodies
  • Recognize a steady beat; begin to imitate a steady beat
  • Discriminate between fast and slow
  • Discriminate between obvious differences in pitch: high and low
  • Begin to recognize musical notes

MOTOR SKILLS

  • Develop hand-eye coordination
  • Develop mouse skills (drag and drop)

EMOTIONAL/SOCIAL

  • Increase attention span
  • Follow directions
  • Develop self-confidence
  • Take turns
  • Share
  • Build social interaction
  • Character
  • Develop a love for learning

SECOND LANGUAGE

  • Learn sign language (Finger spell)
  • Introduction to Spanish
  • Vocabulary building

Be Smart Kids incorporates the following “windows of learning” in its process as identified by scientists!

Be Smart Kids Grasshoper character

  • Vocabulary – Birth to 3 years
  • Math & Logic – Birth to 4 Years
  • Music – 3 to 10 years
  • Motor Skills – Birth to 5 years
  • Language – Birth to 10 years
  • Second Language – Birth to 9 years

The genius of Be Smart Kids is its focus on introducing the learning process during the best learning time in a child’s life: birth to age 6. This is a once-in-a-lifetime window of opportunity for learning. 


Be Smart Kids is a comprehensive, learning program that uses science, technology and best teaching practices. More than a decade of research and design has gone into the development of the Be Smart Kids Learning System, an unequaled computer-aided learning process that stimulates every area of the brain during the period when the “window of opportunity” for learning is best, ages 0-6.

Be Smart Kids meets and exceeds State and Federal Early Education Standards. Click on one of the links below for a full listing of these standards and Be Smart Kids comparisons. 

Section 1: Language Understanding
Section 2 : Literacy
Section 3: Math
Section 4: Social Studies
Section 5: Creative
Section 6: Social Emotional
Section 7: Physical

The following is a list of scientific research on which Be Smart Kids is based: 

Newsweek. Your Child’s Brain. February 19, 1996. by Sharon Begley. How a young child’s brain works.

Time. Fertile Minds. February 3, 1997. by J. Madeleine Nash. Windows of opportunity of when a child learns best.

What your Kindergartner Needs to Know, Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning—Edited by E.D. Hirsch, Jr., author of Cultural Literacy and John Holdren

Early Reading First. U.S. Department of Education.
http://www.ed.gov/programs/earlyreading/index.html

Tennessee State Standards. Early Childhood Early Learning Developmental Standards. http://www.tennessee.gov/education/ci/standards/earlychildhood/

Tennessee State Requirements. Statistics and Reports.
http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/k-12.html#req

A complete comparison of Be Smart Kids and State/Federal Requirements are listed above in Sections 1-7.

Links:

NAECS/SDE (National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education ). Position Papers.
http://naecs.crc.uiuc.edu/position/pscape.html

NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). Brain development research—What it means for young children and families.
http://www.naeyc.org/ece/1997/11.asp

Childhood Development. Resource for information on early learning.
http://www.del.wa.gov/Education/ChildDevelopment.shtml

Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Early Childhood Education http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_childhood_education

Brain Connection. How the Brain “Hears” Language
http://www.brainconnection.com/topics/?main=fa/listening-skills

KQED/KidsWatch. Mathmatics.
http://www.kqed.org/topics/family/parents/kidswatch/articles/sciencearticles.jsp#MATHEMATICS

PBS Parents. What is Phonics, Anyway?
http://www.pbs.org/parents/readinglanguage/articles/phonics/main.html


Research has shown that early intervention with education and social behavior will help improve the quality of life for a child with autism. The earlier you start the better. Be Smart Kids is a fast-paced interactive learning system that wires the brain for vocabulary, language, math & logic, spatial/visual skills, fine motor skills, emotional & social skills, music, character, history, science, health and sign language. It is designed as a one-on-one process because adult/child interaction and bonding is so important to the emotional and social development of the young child.

Information on autism:

Autism-society.org
http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer

Autism fact sheet
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm

Autism and children
http://pediatrics.about.com/od/autism/

 

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