From birth to six years of age is the best time to introduce your child to reading, mathematics, music, foreign languages, and encyclopedic knowledge. Yes, you can teach your baby math–and yes, you can teach your baby a foreign language, even if you do not speak that language yourself.
The younger the baby is, the faster he will learn.
The brain grows by use. In the How To Multiply Your Baby's Intelligence Course parents learn that the brain grows rapidly between conception and age six and that learning is an inverse function of age. The younger the baby is, the faster he will learn. If the baby is provided with sensory stimulation with increased frequency, intensity, and duration and given enhanced mobility, language, and manual competence opportunity, he will develop more rapidly in all areas.
This stimulation and opportunity will increase his overall understanding of the world around him and his interaction with his family. In addition, this enhanced environment can improve the baby’s happiness, health, and general well-being.
“When a child is introduced to learning at a very young age, it is gratifying to watch the child’s love of learning very often become a love of school as well. How much better it would be for pupil, teacher, and the world if, by that first day of school, the new pupil had already acquired and kept a love of the joy of learning."
~ Glenn Doman
How do the first six years of a child’s life affect his future?
"From conception on, the human brain grows at an explosive rate which is continually on a descending scale. Explosion and descending. The whole process is essentially complete at the age of six." – Glenn Doman
"Learning is not synonymous with education. Education begins at six; learning begins at birth or earlier. Tiny kids learn more fact for fact prior to three years of age than they learn for the rest of their lives." – Glenn Doman
"The basic information placed in the child’s brain for permanent storage has two limitations. The first limitation is that if you put misinformation into his brain during the first six years of life, it is extremely difficult to erase it. The second limitation is that after he is six years of age, he will absorb new information slowly and with greater difficulty." – Glenn Doman
"It is easy to make a baby a genius prior to six years of age. It is difficult to make a child a genius after six." – Glenn Doman
Are some children born smarter than others?
"Heredity and environment are springboards, not prison cells. Our individual genetic potential is not that of our parents or grandparents. Our individual genetic potential is that of the human race–that of Leonardo, Shakespeare, Mozart, Michelangelo, Edison, and Einstein." – Glenn Doman
Are children born with a desire to learn or does it have to be developed?
"All tiny kids have a rage to learn because learning is a survival skill." – Glenn Doman
"Learning is the greatest game in life, and the most fun. We have assumed that children hate to learn essentially because most of us have disliked or even despised school. Again, we have mistaken schooling for learning." – Glenn Doman
Should I teach my baby a foreign language or wait until he is older?
"Tiny kids learn an entire foreign language between birth and 24 months." – Glenn Doman
"While a child is able to absorb and retain virtually all material presented to him during the vastly important early years, his ability to learn the language is unique, and it matters little if this language is spoken, which he learns in an auditory way, or written, which he learns in a visual way." – Glenn Doman
"It is easier to teach a one-year-old a foreign language than it is a seven-year-old." – Glenn Doman
Do parents make good teachers?
"Mothers and kids are the most dynamic learning combination possible. The process of learning is a joyous and intimate one for mother and child. Mothers are the best teachers." – Glenn Doman
"At The Institutes we have learned to listen to mothers. However, when dealing with well children, many professionals have succeeded in thoroughly intimidating mothers. They have frequently managed to get mothers to parrot a great deal of professional jargon which is often not even understood. Worst of all, they have come close to blunting mothers’ instinctive reactions to their growing children, convincing them that they are being betrayed by their maternal instincts." – Glenn Doman
"The world has looked at brain growth and development as if it were a predestined and unchangeable fact, instead, brain growth and development is a dynamic and ever-changing process. This is a process that can be stopped. This is a process that can be slowed. But most significantly, this is a process that can be speeded." – Glenn
As a parent, how can you help your child take advantage of these first six years?
When parents understand how their child develops, they can become the best teachers their babies will ever have.
The objective of the How To Multiply Your Baby's Intelligence Course is to teach parents about brain growth and development from birth to age six. Parents learn how to evaluate and enrich the early development of their child right after birth.
Best of all, this joyous program brings parents and babies closer together, establishing a life-long bond of learning and love.
For thousands of parents around the world, Glenn Doman is remembered as a hero for his lifetime of search and discovery in the field of child brain development and the Gentle Revolution he created to provide intellectual, physical, and social excellence for all children.
The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential serves children from all over the world. The international headquarters is located outside of Philadelphia, in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, USA. The Doman Kenkyusho in Tokyo, Japan, is a qualified branch. The Institutes has an office in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The Institutes presents courses for parents in Philadelphia, Japan, Mexico, and Singapore.