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 detailed 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 principal and sent to the parents. This report is also accessible via the Internet.
Any parent willing to complete 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. It requires a trained person to focus on the learner and his/her progress based on knowledge and thorough analysis.
|Beginner’s Booster presentations
|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, that improves the learner’s developmental 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 a child’s development during the 30-minute classes per week is effective and productive.
|It is expensive.
|In the long run it is much less expensive and much more effective.
No, the programme provides exercises for three years. Each theme consists of exercises in different categories with a variety of challenges according to age.
The following supportive material is available:
• Information booklets with an indication of the activities that 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 providing educationally sound solutions.
• The best learning medium for babies (ages 0 to 24 months), is movement (in other words: play)
• The best learning medium for toddlers (ages 2 to 3) is movement and objects (apparatus).
• Children that are stimulated appropriately from birth can start learning via two-dimensional mediums, like computer screens, at the age of 4.
• We start educating children from the age of 4.
No, our ready-to-read program is presented only to learners that are perceptually equipped for the ready-to-read program.
The eclectic learning method is used in conjunction with a multi-sensorial approach.
• Ready-to-read, as part of Reading Rocket.
• Reading improvement through Reading Rocket (Gr. 1 – 12 and adults).
• Math improvement and support through Maths Muncher (Gr. 1 – 12).
Only personnel that are fully trained by Stimulus Maksima! are allowed to present the classes.
Classes are presented at the enrolled nursery or pre-school during school hours according to a timetable. Four learners are educated at a time, and a session is 30-minutes long.