Latent Learning In Childhood

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Being a father of two girls has been quite a feat. Adelaide is the oldest of two years old and Charly is one. If my wife Nicole and I were to homeschool our children for the first few years of school, we would use an array of different learning and memory techniques to provide them with a strong foundation for learning, as well as, scientifically proven memory strategies to help them accomplish their future educational goals and aspirations. To establish a solid foundation of learning and memory for our children, reading daily would be a staple in the progression of our children’s education. Many studies have suggested that reading to your children is invaluable and with the concept of latent learning, this could greatly enhance their understanding…show more content…
An example of this would be when a child witnesses their parents reading daily, the child is more likely to model what is observed. Children tend to repeat what they have seen. Adelaide is just learning how to form sentences and although very hard to understand she tends to use words she hears frequently, such as the word “No!”, “Please, Thank You”, or “Chocolate!?”. Adelaide learned these words not only because it’s very common for children to pick up on these types of words, but also because they possess a blank slate “Tabula rasa,” if applying a nativist outlook. It is easier to write on a blank slate than one that is…show more content…
Paying attention is one of the most important because it’s hard to apply any of the others if you’re not focused. Using imagery is a frequently used tool for masters of memory, not only because it helps them remember a deck of cards in under 30 seconds, but because it’s how our memory works. It is much easier to remember a picture than a bunch of numbers and words. Taking these images and applying your senses can make the image more memorable. Sleeping is also very important. Theta waves produced during REM sleep have been proven to increase memory and learning. This is where connections are made, and toxins are removed from the brain, so it functions exponentially. Putting our children to bed before ten could produce well-rested minds. The last would be reducing the amount of information taught at one

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