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The Smarter Preschooler: Unlocking Your Child's Intellectual Potential [Kindle Edition]

Renee Mosiman MA , Mike Mosiman
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Book Description

Winner, Best Books 2010

National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist in the Parenting Category
2009 Mom's Choice Award, Gold Recipient: Parenting—General Category
Winner, Living Now Book Award
Finalist, Glyph Book Award
Winner, National Best Books 2010 Award, Parenting/Family: Reference Category
Gold Winner, 2010 Readers Favorite Award, Non Fiction—Parenting Category
Arranged in a clear and accessible format, this guide presents the latest research on how to develop a child's intellect. Written to help parents create an enriched environment in and outside the home—the discussion breaks intelligence down into several capabilities, including critical thinking, problem solving, general knowledge, reading skills, vocabulary, oral comprehension, math skills, spatial ability, curiosity, and creativity. This guide encourages parents to actively engage their children and provides lists of toys, books, construction sets, card games, and props for pretend play to stimulate their minds, and a chapter about television and computer use is provided. The book also includes a discussion of preschools to help parents decide if an early formal education is best for their youngsters.

Editorial Reviews


"The authors share their combined knowledge regarding the intellectual needs of a preschooler, providing tons of research and evidence for the value of reading to, talking to, and playing with your preschooler."  —The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

"A wonderful resource to help parents start their young child out on the right path and to help him to reach his full potential."  —

“The authors synthesize a number of specific methods to foster the cognitive and emotional growth of preschoolers. Not only will this book make your preschooler smarter, it will start them on the road to success in both school and life.”  —Michael F. Shaughnessy, PhD, professor of educational studies, Eastern New Mexico University, and consulting editor, Gifted Education International and Educational Psychology Review

"A straightforward and intelligent overview of many important aspects of cognitive-emotional development in everyday language offering practical advice. Congratulations on a solid accomplishment!"  —Louis John Cozolino, PhD, professor of psychology, Pepperdine University, and author, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships

"The perfect book for parents of preschool aged children. Jam-packed with interesting information and great learning ideas, The Smarter Preschooler offers parents the activities needed to unlock their child's intellectual potential.  —

"Plenty of practical suggestions and resource recommendations show parents how to create an intellectually stimulating environment at home that promotes healthy academic, social, physical, and emotional development."  —

"This book is a must-have for any parent with preschoolers. The authors used everyday language so the book did not read like a textbook and it was an enjoyable and quick read. They also offer lots of realistic and easy to do activities and examples of toys to use with your child."  —Practical Mom Guide website

"The authors synthesize a number of specific methods to foster the cognitive and emotional growth of preschoolers. Not only will this book make your preschooler smarter, it will start them on the road to success in both school and life."  —

Michael F. Shaughnessy, PhD, professor in educational studies at Eastern New Mexico University and consulting editor for Gifted Education International and Educational Psychology Review.

About the Author

Renee Mosiman, MA, has a masters degree in marriage and family therapy. Mike Mosiman is an aerospace engineer. They live in Mesa, Arizona.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1545 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Brighter Insights (September 1, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002YNSB5M
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #199,234 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended book November 12, 2009
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This book was wonderful to read. As a father of three toddlers, it's very important to me to give my children the best possible chance at success. Although this book is focused on slightly older children, it's helped me turn almost every minute I spend with the kids into a learning opportunity. The best part is how straight forward and practical it is.

This book covers many topics, almost all backed by research. The authors discuss those activities that help my children learn, and those that don't. After making some adjustments suggested in the book, we're already seeing some positive results. This book is a great practical guide for maximizing a child's potential. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in their children's future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Practical September 11, 2009
As the mother of two young children I found this book was filled with practical ideas to help children reach their full potential while still developing a love of learning. It's not always easy to know when an environment is stimulating instead of suffocating and this book helped define some of those issues. It was filled with inexpensive and simple ideas that I believe will benefit my kids as they grow during these important preschool years.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emphasizes the role of parents December 2, 2009
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Parents often get obsessive about how to help their baby be the very best - best schools, best activities, best opportunities, best skill development. The focus has gone from enjoying the sweetness of childhood to pushing pushing pushing kids - into early academics and early competition. Forget about play; toddlers need to get to work. All the parents' dreams are on the line here, Junior.

This book shows the futility and counter-productiveness of this push for early excellence. It emphasizes play and time with parents as the best indicators of future potential.

Parents, even when they are not teachers, offer something even top preschools never can: a total commitment to and love for the child.

Lots of tips for parents, and things to talk about even before the children come along.
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