“I wanted to thank you for the wonderful program and materials you offer.
There are three things I have learned from reading your books and watching your videos:
1) teaching is about giving information freely, lovingly, and without expectation;
2) my child has a natural desire to learn that far, far exceeds what traditional educational systems will have one believe;
3) stopping a lesson before a child wants to stop ensures that he will be left thirsting for more.
These lessons have reaped tremendous results. I have been applying your encyclopedic knowledge principles by making flashcards on different subjects. My son, at 2 ½ years old, can name 28 composers on sight, and identify the music of 17 of them on his own just by listening. He can also tell you when a cello is playing and when a French horn takes the stage. He will tell you that he doesn’t care for Robert Schumann, but that he loves Aaron Copeland and Dmitri Shostakovich. He can identify and distinguish an octagon from a hexagon, in addition to the more basic shapes. He can name all the planets in our solar system, and also share that he likes Jupiter the best, and that it is the largest planet. His vocabulary rivals that of some fourth graders – he easily uses words like “marvelous,” “oscillate,” and “oxidize” correctly when discussing ideas and concepts. We just received the Great Art Masterpiece cards and already he wants to draw a picture “like Van Gogh” using vibrant colors.
So thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your program and materials. My daily joy in seeing my child flourish cannot be articulated in words.”