Subjects covered by Be Smart Kids
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
- Recognize and name end punctuation marks, “period” and “question mark”
- Understand the basic rules of phonics
- Begin to write letters and words
- Recall what has been heard or seen
- Sequence events in a story
- Begin the reading process
MATH & LOGIC
- Recognize that numbers have basic shapes and represent groups of things
- Count by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, to 100
- Relate numbers to objects
- Identify ordinal numbers 1st to 10th
- Recognize symbols: plus (+), minus (-), equal (=)
- Understand the concepts of >, <, =
- Perform computations using a mixture of addition and subtraction
- Increase the development of math and logic through memory and reasoning skills
- Identify pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and one dollar bill
- Read a clock face and tell time to the hour
- Sequence events: before and after, first, next, last
- Recognize red, yellow, blue as primary colors
- Use white to change a color to a tint
- 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
- 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
- Learn sign language (Finger spell)
- Be introduced to Spanish
Be Smart Kids incorporates the following “windows of learning” in its process as identified by scientists!
- 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.
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.
Tennessee State Standards. Early Childhood Early Learning Developmental Standards. http://www.tennessee.gov/education/ci/standards/earlychildhood/
Tennessee State Requirements. Statistics and Reports.
A complete comparison of Be Smart Kids and State/Federal Requirements are listed above in Sections 1-7.
NAECS/SDE (National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education ). Position Papers.
NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). Brain development research—What it means for young children and families.
Childhood Development. Resource for information on early learning.
Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Early Childhood Education http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_childhood_education
Brain Connection. How the Brain “Hears” Language
PBS Parents. What is Phonics, Anyway?
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 fact sheet
Autism and children