My mom gave me lots of BPA material. I’m not sure exactly where these notes came from, but they were good so I thought I’d share them here. This is full of Biblical Principles, although I didn’t take time to note them here. Feel free to leave a comment and share your own study with us.
How to Set Up Your Home for Learning
- Attitude of approval–even when you correct, do it with approval.
- Kids learn best where there is a single authority figure. Bonding is necessary. If there is no bonding, no learning will take place. If the child is not convinced of a person’s authority, they will not learn from that person.
- Predictable environment. I believe that means to have a consistent schedule and place to work, whatever that means to your family.
- Freedom to explore and manipulate their environment. Involvement is necessary for self-motivated learning. Learning is “answered curiosity.” In the final analysis, all learning is self-motivated.
- Be careful to avoid over-stimulation, that is, too many things going on in the home while learning is taking place. It destroys the ability to concentrate and causes more mental confusion.
- Initiatives and acheivement should be stressed. The value of achievement should be emphasized.
- A clearly defined values system gives the child wisdom.
- Teach the value of learning through reading.
- Verbal exchanges between child and parent are important. Even a baby can remember words, they just can’t repeat them (subliminal learning).
According to the wisdom of Hebrew rabbis, the beginning of teaching a child is to study them for six months before you start.
The strong, structured family remains stable, no matter where you might move.