Montessori Smart-Start provides parents with a series of books, manuals and subscription-based "collections" of Montessori wooden and natural toys--from specially designed letters of the alphabet to colorful geometric shapes; from vocabulary cards to unique sound-matching boxes.
Each manual and "collection" offers parents exercises, games, toys and other learning challenges developed to stimulate the seven domains of the human brain that researchers have identified as the multi-intelligences... each and all recognized as legitimate pathways to learning. And best of all, each "collection" of toys allows a mixed-age, "play-group" of 3-5 toddlers and/or preschoolers to learn in a self-paced, individualized and collaborative manner.
" Every parent a teacher, every child a successful learner "
Montessori parents are taught the reasons for what they do and the purpose of each exercise and activity... just as teachers are.
With the Smart-Start Total Language Program, Montessori parents come to understand how children learn to write, read and compute during their earliest years... as well as to apply the three levels of teaching and learning employed by Randazzo/Montessori... techniques and methodologies generally reserved for talented and gifted children in the nation's best public and private schools. A new and exciting way to be a smart parent.
For parents, teachers, and other care-givers, the Smart-Start Total Language Program embodied in the "collections" and their accompanying manuals, demonstrates how to teach the preschooler to read in a hands-on, balanced, phonics to whole language approach to listening, writing, spelling and reading. In addition, the authors include scores of environmental and nature-based, "learn-by-doing" fun activities and projects that actively engage both parent and child.
The Infant-Toddler Program
For infants and toddlers (ages 0-3), Smart-Start provides the parent/caregiver an introductory, two-section book, Renaissance Child... Nurture the Genius in Your Young Child. This 2-in-1 parenting guide and manual by Joseph D. Randazzo, founder of Smart-Start, is your foundation reference as your baby progresses to early literacy and school readiness success in your home during the next three years.
Section I, of Renaissance Child... a Parent's Guide to the First Five Years, presents 21st century breakthrough information on 'how your child learns and grows' and how you, the parent and your home enhance that process.
Section II, Manual One, Home-Start... The Explore and Learn Years (0-3)... offers the parent/teacher over 200 ways to organize the home and increase the baby's brainpower using everyday objects, materials and activities found in the home.
To supplement and enrich the Infant-Toddler Program, Smart-Start provides parents, on a subscription basis, 3 'toy and book of the month' collections, under the Montessori Smart Toys 2 wish 4 banner.
Each collection includes the book, Renaissance Child... and on a one-per-month basis, 12 hands-on, specially selected toys and 12 stimulating story books to be read to and with the infant/toddler. Each month's package includes an illustrated parent's guide describing how to use the toy/book in your child's play space and which of the 7 intelligences are enhanced by that month's selections. The 3 collections for "The Explore and Learn Years" are:
- The DaVinci Collection, for the first year, (0-12m)
"The 5 senses, Reaching Out, Changing the World"
- The Mozart Collection, for the second year, (12-24m)
"Family Life, Food, Sensory-Motor"
- The Beatrix Potter Collection, for the third year, (24-36m)
"Language/Vocabulary, Imagination, The EGO"
The Preschool Program
For preschoolers (ages 3&4), Smart-Start provides the parent/caregiver an introductory, two-section book, Renaissance Child... Raise a Child Who Loves to Write, Read, and Count. This 2-in-1 parenting guide and manual by Joseph D. Randazzo and Leonard A. Tomasello, is your essential foundation reference as your pre-kindergarten child moves on to 'reading readiness' and 'school readiness' success in your home during the next two years.
Section I of Renaissance Child... a Parent's Guide to the First Five Years, presents 21st century breakthrough information on 'how your child learns to write and read' and 'how your home and family culture' affect that process.
Section II, Manual Two, Read-Smart, The Years of Magical Thinking, offers the parent/teacher dozens of hands-on, play activities, puzzles and games to help the child develop the skills necessary for writing, reading & school success.
To supplement and enrich the preschool program, Smart-Start provides parents, on a subscription basis, two 'toy and book-of-the-month' collections, under the Montessori Smart-Toys 2 Wish 4 banner.
Each collection includes the book, Renaissance Child...and on a one-per-month schedule, 24 hands-on, wooden and natural toys and 24 specially selected, age-appropriate books to share with preschooler's. Included with each month's package is an illustrated parent's guide describing how to use the toy/book in your child's play space and which of the 7 intelligences are enhanced by that month's selection. The two collections for 'The Years of Magical Thinking' are named:
- The Rachel Carson Collection, for age 3+
"Imagine, Listen, Speak"
- The Jean Piaget Collection, for age 4+
"write-a-little, read-a-little, think-a-little"
The Kindergarten Program
For ages 5 to 6+, Smart-Start provides the parent/teacher an introductory, two section book, Renaissance Child... Raise a Child who Loves to Write, Read and Think Creatively. This 2-in-1 parenting guide and manual by Joseph D. Randazzo and Leonard A. Tomasello, is your foundation curriculum reference as your kindergarten child moves-on to "reading" and "school" success.
Section I, a Parent's Guide to the First Five Years, presents 21st century breakthrough information on "how your child learns to use newly acquired language skills to communicate, reason and think creatively" at home and in school.
Section II, Manual Three, Think-Smart, The Creative Years... offers the parent/teacher hands-on, play and work activities, puzzles, and games to help nurture communication, self-reliance and the coping skills needed for school success.
To supplement and enrich the K+ school program, Smart-Start provides parent/teachers, on a subscription basis, a "toy and book-of-the-month" collection under the Montessori Smart-Toys 2 Wish 4 banner.
This collection includes the book, Renaissance Child... and on a one-per-month schedule, 24 hands-on toys and 24 fiction and non-fiction books to be read to and by the child. Each month's package includes an illustrated parent's guide and instructions on the use of each in your child's play space and which of the 7 intelligences is enhanced by that month's selection. The Kindergarten Plus collection is named:
The Muriel Dwyer Collection, for age 5+
"Write, Spell, Read, Solve Problems, Create"
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