I've been doing some reading on the BrillBaby website and there's heaps of good tips on what to do, when to do it and what to avoid. Obviously being a pushy parent, Grace has a full timetable set out and we're going to test her at the end of phase-one brain-training. Joke... we're keeping it light.
I've printed off some flashcards from BrillBaby, simple colours, animals and other things we see on a day to day basis. We flick through the cards at quite a pace, maybe one card every 1-2 seconds; the speed keeps her interest and it's said thats the optimal rate for learning at her age. I read the title out as she see's the card. Over time I'll start to flip the card over so she can see the word straight afterwards - it suggests this on the website. We do 3 sessions a day when I'm home, usually when she's fresh and fit for activity - when she's fed and watered and not tired. After breakfast is a great session - she's almost grabbing the cards out of my hand to get to the next one.
Anyway, have a look at the website, see what you think. Grace is enjoying it, so I'm in the
it's a great ideacamp.
If you click on the header for this blog you can go straight to the Brillbaby website where I downloaded the flashcards from.