Beginners Booster FAQ’s
Computer skills are secondary to the teaching of pre-school children. Beginner’s Booster is a complete pre-school development program that entails the learning of 50 critical skills enabling children to read and learn kinaesthetically, three dimensionally and two dimensionally in a playful manner.
Due to the fact that we accommodate four learners per session only, intensive care and detail observation of skills and progress are performed. Observations are recorded weekly and personal feedback given to learner’s teacher. An extensive learner report is drawn up quarterly, discussed with the school principle and sent to the parents. This report is also accessible via the Internet.
Any parent that is willing to subscribe to the 10 day Beginner’s Booster training course can acquire the program. Beginner’s Booster is an extensive pre-school development program, based on therapeutic norms and requires a trained person who can focus on the learner and through thorough analysis assist the learner to improve.
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|Children mostly play alone without the supervision of their parents. Sometimes educational games are used to keep them busy, but these games are not necessarily in line with the child’s educational needs at that stage and age.||The presenter of our BBO classes is well prepared with learning material that is integrated with the school’s curriculum. The content is aimed at the learner’s specific age and abilities at that stage. Specific and undivided attention is given and progress is recorded real time.|
|Sometimes the same games are selected over and over again. It impacts directly on the challenge and development. Problems are solved during the first exposure to a program.From the second time he or she does not have to think about the solutions and it is therefore not stimulating any longer.||Learners work through a progressive curriculum for a period of three years. Every lesson is new, fresh and educationally correct. Every lesson is different from the previous and presents a new learning opportunity. It challenges learners to think, solve problems and be more creative. Each lesson is a new adventure, learning opportunity and improves the learner’s development capabilities.|
|The time that learners have to spend is normally unlimited. They can play as much as they want.||The time that learners spend must be limited to 30-60 minutes per week which is conducive to learner development. The impact achieved on child development during the 30 minute classes per week is effective and productive.|
|It is expensive.||It is over the longer term much less expensive than buying a computer and all the programs.|
No, it is a complete development programme that provides exercises for three years. Each theme consists of specific exercises in seven different categories with challenges to four-,five- and six year olds.
The following supportive material is available:
• Information booklets with an indication of activities must be performed to develop specific skills.
• Our progress reports, sent to parents three times every year, describe in detail the skills and objectives that should be achieved at each age group.
We believe in supplying educational correct education.
• The best learning medium for babies is 0 to two years old, is via body movement (in other words: play)
• The best learning medium for toddlers between two and three years old is via body movement and objects (apparatus).
• Most children, that were stimulated appropriately since birth are ready from the age of four years old to start learning via two dimensional mediums like computer screens.
• We start educating children from four year old.
Our ready to read program is presented only to learners that are perceptually ready for the ready to read program.
The eclectic ready to read method that is presented multi sensorial is used.
• A ready to read program for when the learner is ready.
• A learning improvement program for when the learner can read (Gr. 1 – 12 and adults).
• A complete mathematics supporting program (Gr. 1 – 12)
The most advantageous way, based on price and development, for a school, parents and toddlers is when all four to six year olds participate in the develop program.
Only personnel that are fully trained by Stimulus Maksima! are allowed to present the classes.
Classes are presented at the nursery or pre-school during the day at times as agreed to by the school management according to a timetable whereby four learners are educated every 30 minutes.