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Book Review | The Smarter Preschooler

Title: The Smarter Preschooler: Unlocking Your Child’s Intellectual Potential

Author: Renee Mosiman, M.A. and Mike Mosiman

My Review:

I think any time a parent takes the time to learn about child rearing and making their kids healthy and happy it’s a great idea and this one is a book that I think all new parents need to consider.

This book explains what intelligence really is and has many categories that teach you how to empower your children and give them the best shot at doing well academically and intellectually in the world.

You will learn how a preschoolers mind develops {stages}… it is a fascinating time in life because there is so much happening in their little heads! There are chapters on reading to you kids and the importance of it, how to effectively use play as a teaching time, the benefits of art and culture {i.e. music}, and basic things that we should all know about nutrition and exercise and it’s place in the learning cycle.

There are many examples of little things you can do which will make differences. For instance, the words/phrases you choose to use when speaking to your kids. Here’s a simple example of what’s in the book…

Instead of saying “Look at the cat!” try this, “Look at the gray cat with the long tail. It is running across the wet grass.

Just changing how many words we use when speaking and using more descriptive words will make all the difference in the world to those young brains. More exposure= more intelligence.

There are so many hands on ideas, techniques and activities and none of them are “wacky” or difficult. All are very manageable and I think important to the growth and development of your youngster. As an early childhood educator, I would highly recommend this book and as a matter of fact I will be giving a copy to my friend who is having a baby any day now! Great baby shower gift.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*

Vicki

Vicki is a single woman living in Nova Scotia, Canada who loves to read, sing, cook for her friends and family and scrapbook. She loves to keep busy, hang out with her boyfriend and his cat and only sits still long enough to read and review books for "Simply Stacie."

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