My Child is Attending School / Preschool / Summer Camp - They Will Learn ThereFirst of all, most schools and educational establishments are built on a traditional approach to education where they focus on developing skills, solving problems according to a template (but life doesn't work this way, does it?) and memorization. Learning Walks employ STEAM, TRIZ, and even coaching exercises to help children boost creative and critical thinking and start developing their systemic processing (the hardest type of processing even for adults). Additionally, research shows that we learn better from those we are attached to (or have strong bond with), so our children are likely to learn much better from us and their dedicated caregivers than school or camp teachers.
Isn't It Better to Just Give Them a Break in Summer?Absolutely, giving them a break is a must! But mental apathy and a lot of screen time has nothing to do with a real break. We aren't going to put them at a desk and we will not force them to do anything. Instead, our goal is to peak their curiosity with something we notice in the world around us, then deepen and support this interest through observations, questions, fun facts, play, and exercises. Every Learning Walk has those ready to take the load off you!
I'm a Working Parent, Not Sure I Have Enough TimeDo you take your child on a walk to the playground? Or do you sometimes walk to a coffee shop together? How much time does it take to pause on your walk to watch a bee, ask a few questions about it and share a few fun facts and a story, and then suggest your child some fun play on your walk that will let you sip that coffee in peace, but simultaneously will help their brain retain the information? If you have that time - that's all it takes. And it's easy to do - I'll show you if you choose to join me on my adventure. And by the way, the price of each walk if you buy the package is way less than the price of that cup of coffee!
What Does This Include?A program that will help your child develop a wholesome worldview including 20 fun, education filled manuals with inspiration for both you and your child, full of fun facts, games, experiments, fascinating stories and exercises that can be applied to a number of different areas and situations, not just topic at hands. It also includes notes for parents on how to use those exercises and examples where they can be applied. Every walk includes an Appendix with some pictures based on what we've talked about, links with some additional materials and books, including read-out-loud links to get deeper into the subject. On our walks we talk about plants, animals, water, sun, stars, and even coffee cups - you name it. Each walk references some knowledge we've gotten from other walks and helps your kids connect the dots - and work on their SYSTEMIC PROCESSING, which is very important. Systemic processing is a type of thinking that even many adults struggle with, one of the most challenging ones to develop. It helps us recognize how the parts of a whole operate together to create a combined effect and how all individual parts contribute, how a small action can change the end result, and we are having FUN working on it!
How Long Will Every Walk Take?Every walk has enough activities and ideas for several walks, and for multiple days, so this program will be enough for days of walking and learning, it's really designed to encompass the warm time of the year for most of us in traditional 4 season climate - May through September, and it's up to you if you want to cover a little bit of the subject in 10-15 minutes every day for a week or spend an hour and a half on it today if you have time and then even do some exercises at home. It's easily tailored for your child and for your lifestyle.
Who Is This Product For?For Children between ages 3 and 9. You'll pick a few things for younger little ones and share more with older ones. You'll see comments in the manuals that will help you tailor them based on your kids' age. And for parents and caregivers who want to have fun with their child outside, encourage their natural curiosity and creativity, and work on creative thinking, believe that learning doesn't end in a classroom and the world is their oyster to explore and get excited about.
I Can Find All the Information Online MyselfOn one hand, you are right - the information itself is available online if you spend time and effort searching. On the other hand, Learning Walks aren't about the dry facts, it's about teaching your child thinking and observing, and sharing dry facts won't help with that. I've created this as a wholesome program based on a number of approaches rather tan a compilation of facts! The exercises that I share aren't openly available online, and you can adopt them for many other areas of learning.
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An educational resource to help you bring up creative curious trouble makers who are excited for life and know what they want. We help build a kinder, less aggressive, more interested - and interesting - world, one child at a time.
"The fates of the world are determined in children's rooms. That's exactly where it is determined whether the men and women of tomorrow will become psychologically healthy and good natured people, or hurt individuals that use every way possibility to hurt those around them" - Astrid Lindgren