Archive for November, 2010

Child Development Media Videos And Training Materials

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

In 1993, she developed CDMI, the world’s largest single source of commercially available books, videos, and curricula on child development. CDMI’s website is a rich resource for educators and professionals, offering resources tailored to all age groups and selected by experts.

Site Resources

Although the site has many, many resources, it is designed for easy navigation. Choose from broad categories of books, videos, curricula, and conferences to get an overview of the top selling and highly recommended videos, such as “Observing Young Children: Learning to Look, Looking to Learn,” book titles such as Play in Practice, or curriculum guides such as “Respecting How Children Learn Through Play.” Find child development conference, seminar, and workshop information on the home page and under the “Conferences” tab. Concise summaries of the materials help practitioners select the resources they can best use.

The Assessment and Planning section of the website contains numerous titles designed to help practitioners better understand the process of assessing and appropriately planning for the education of children. From ages and stages questionnaires to videos explaining the individualized education plan to resources about the autistic child, the titles available here will provide invaluable resources for educators and administrators.

CDMI’s Curricula section is rich in educator resources, from self-directed teacher’s guides to handouts to videos that detail science, math, and visual arts in the classroom. Divided into infant/toddler, preschool, and parent education and guidance sections, the resources are logically categorized for easy navigation, leaving room for “browsing” as well.

The site’s History, Theory and Research section contains works by Erikson, Piaget, Bowlby, and Dewey and others. Rich in both biographical information as well as theory and research, the books and videos here provide excellent sources for a solid groundwork in child development theory.

Infant massage, raising non-violent children, stimulating sensory and motor development, adoption issues, parent involvement in education, and discipline are but some of the varied topics available in the Parenting section of CDMI’s site. Books and videos geared toward an audience of parents from a variety of educational levels provide practitioners a selection of ways to present important parenting information.

The site’s Play section covers playground safety, Piagetian theory of cognitive development, research on the benefits of play, and design principals for children’s play areas. A wide variety of topics are covered here, but they all center on the promotion of play as an important aspect of childhood development.

Child hearing loss, language development, second language learning, sign language, and speech language delay are the topics covered in CDMI’s Language and Communication section. Here you will find resources for parents and educators designed to promote language and communication skills, to use everyday communication to foster these skills, and a basic primer on sign language, among other titles.

Comprehensive Site with Many Titles

The CDMI site contains many, many more titles; the catalogue, available online and in print, is 200 pages long. Browsing this well organized site will result in finding source material you never knew existed, and choosing what titles to order will be hard.

The company offers a thirty day money-back guarantee and secure ordering and encourages site users to contact them with any questions or new materials. While you’re on the site, visit the CDMI blog for summaries of recent studies regarding child development. Plan on spending a lot of time on your first visit to this page; there is a lot to see!

Financial for child education

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

In a fast moving and growing world where by an eye blink now we are at year 2010. We need to prepare for our child education where in 10 years time the education scheme will definitely going through changes and increase in requirements. One thing for sure, the education fee will definitely will increase. So, what are our plans to better prepare to overcome these changes and challenges?

I will cover our future education scheme in a another topic in a near future. Now, I would like to discuss and share my thought on financial for education. In general, most parents already invested in insurance for their child education. Before we could commit of these insurance, investment and saving, we have to have a plan for our child education. I’ve list down the checklist below:

1. What is your education plan for your child future? an engineer, a doctor, a pilot, an academician and entrepreneur
2. You may want have a plan A and plan B, which worst case scenario, if plan A does work then you could easily switch to plan B almost immediately.
3. Once you chose the education plan then you have to commit on financial commitment which my recommendation, put aside minimum of 10% to 20% of your gross salary for this plan.
4. Diversify your financial commitments into 3 main categories; protection (insurance), investment and saving.
5. Monitor your child education and ability which you may see his/her potential and adjust your financial commitment accordingly.

Lastly, every single cent you spent on our child education will give you a peace at heart and you will never regret.