Monthly Archives: November 2008

Montessori?

Nov 29th, 2008

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I just can’t believe that Maria meant teachers not to talk to the children in their classrooms. There seems to be a prevailing so-called ‘Montessori training’ that advises teachers of babies, toddlers and 3-6 year olds to just sit back and ‘observe’.
How on earth can children learn their language? It’s even more important when babies and […]

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If Day Care is So Good…

Nov 29th, 2008

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Why don’t children from the inner city speak more clearly in high school?
Why don’t football players, even those who are attending major colleges, speak better?
Why does it appear to have become the norm in England to say ‘wiv’ instead of ‘with’.
Why is it that children from many middle class homes AREN’T learning to talk by the time they […]

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Can “mediocre” childcare cause speech delays?

Nov 29th, 2008

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I’m not just referring to cheap childcare. Even childcare that is expensive and purports to offer ‘special’ methods can still be mediocre.
Parental care can be mediocre even when the parent is otherwise well qualified in their professional field like elementary school teachers, or when the parent titles themselves an ‘at home mother’ or an ‘at […]

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The Dyzniphication of Young Girls’ Minds

Nov 29th, 2008

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In the light of women’s so-called liberation I have been perturbed by the overwhelming number of fantasmagorical films that very young girls watch – those under 10 for sure, and often under 5 years of age!
Marriage, romance (handsome prince) and even sex are idealised. Even to the point that for Halloween the father dresses as […]

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