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Selasa, 08 Juli 2014

How to teach multiplication to kindergarten

When you read the title you will think how the kids in kindergarten ages can learn multiplication. Normally, kids usually start learning multiplication in 2nd or 3rd grade, but it is not impossible for you to teach the concept of multiplication earlier. If you give them the way to answer the question or to do a task of multiplication, you will get nothing. You just can teach them a basic foundation of multiplication itself. Give them a basic foundation of multiplication with short, simple and regular lesson. The point is making your lesson become fun and friendly. You just have to know how to teach multiplication to kindergarten. Because when you know the method, you will make the appropriate learning process. Here some trick that you can do at home:

  • ·         How to teach multiplication to kindergarten using manipulatives

All you need to this method is peanuts, toys characters, or button as manipulative things. Then you ask your child to choose three toys characters and put 2 buttons in front of each character.  Your children have to count how many button they have in front of the characters. They will have total 6 buttons. After this process, you give short explanation why the total is 6. First you can say addition concept by saying 2 plus 2 plus 2 equal 6 and then you also say another explanation by saying in different ways that three groups of toys character with 2 buttons also become 6. Say that not only with words but also with your body language. For example sweep your fingers over the entire button when you point out the total of 6. Continue this process with various amount of number but keep in small number. Your focus is say to your children that the first number represents a number of groups and the second number of items in each group.

·         How to teach multiplication to kindergarten by doing problems on Paper
After you teach the concepts using manipulatives object, try to do some problems on paper per a day. Make a story first before you ask your children. For example, a gardener is collecting tomatoes from his garden. He has 2 baskets and he fills 3 tomatoes for each basket. How many tomatoes did he collect altogether? On a paper you draw a picture about this problem and ask your children to count the amount of tomatoes. First write 3+3= 6, say to your children that addition is one way to know the amount of tomatoes, then you write 2x3=6. Explain to your children that this is another way to know the amount of tomatoes. Say 2 groups of 3 tomatoes are equal to 6. Point out to them that 2 is represent a number of basket and 3 is represent a number of tomatoes and the 6 is represent a number of altogether.

  • ·         How to teach multiplication to kindergarten by using mental math

Once you have been doing problems for a while, move onto mental math problems. For example you have two candies and your brother has two candies. How many candies are altogether? If they say four, you say yes  then say to them that 2 times 2 is 4 and two groups of two things is equal 4. Keep in small number at this point. Your focus is for helping your children understand the basic concepts of multiplication.


That’s some method of how to teach multiplication to kindergarten. Try the method step by step and make sure that the learning situation is fun and friendly don’t force your children to understand as quick as possible. Let your children understand by themselves. 

Three main types of learning style

Every people love to learn. Students, colleagues, parents, employee and etc will learn everything in their life. Whatever you are learning the most important thing is you have known the way of learn for you. Types of learning style are determined the successful from the learning process itself. Do you know? How many types of learning style? Actually, there are three main types of learning styles. They are auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Some people learn use the combination of that three types, but everybody is different. Let’s check how the explanation of those three main types of learning styles by detail:


Auditory types of learning style

types of learning style

This type prefers using sound and music for learning. Auditory learners would rather listen to things being explained than to read them. The auditory learner’s methods are using sound, rhyme, and music in the way of learning. They also use sound recordings to provide a background and help them to get visualizations. When creating memories or acrostic, they have to make the most of rhythm and rhyme, or set them to a jingle or part of song.


Visual types of learning style



This type prefers using pictures, images, and spatial understanding. Visual learners learn best by looking at graphics, watching a demonstration, or reading. For them, it's easy to look at charts and graphs, but they may have difficulty focusing while listening to an explanation. To make it easier the visual learners usually replace the words with pictures, and use color to highlight major and minor links.

Kinesthetic types of learning style


This type prefers using hands, body and sense of touch. Kinesthetic learners process information best through a "hands-on" experience. Actually doing an activity can be the easiest way for them to learn. Sitting still while studying may be difficult, but writing things down makes it easier to understand. Kinesthetic learners also focus on the sensations they would expect in each scenario. For assertions and scripting, they have to describe the physical feelings of their actions. To get the best result of learning they must use physical objects as much as they can.


Now, you have known about three main types of learning style. So, what types are you? It’s better for us to use the most suitable types of learning styles in order to we can get the best result from our learning process. If we didn’t get the best result from learning process, it would be we use the wrong way of learning. These types of learning styles are not to categorize people and underestimate each other, but it just for help your learning process. As a learners, every person has own way to understand the material. Some people haven’t realized that learning styles of each person are different. That’s why this article is created. Hopefully, it can be useful for the readers. Find out your own types of learning style then apply in your life and in your learning process. Get the best result of yours! 

Minggu, 29 Juni 2014

Short Story For Kids With Moral Lesson

       Short story for kids is the interesting tool for parents to teach good moral and educational value to their children. By using short story, the parents can read it before their children sleep or when they are taking a rest. The importance of short story for kids with moral lesson becomes the first because not all of the short story has good value and right conduct.  As a parents, we have to be selective with short story which can we read to our children. Hence we give some title of short story for kids with moral lesson:

Short Story for kids with moral value


Short Story For Kids

There are some short stories for kids which have moral value. Some titles of the short story are: the hare and the tortoise, the town mouse and the country mouse, you can’t please everyone, be good to your enemies everyone, and etc. the moral value which have in that short stories are: good attitude and confident can create good environment and happy friendship. Most of the kids like to be same with their friends and will be feel weird when they have different opinion whereas the difference is not always bad.

Short story for kids with bravery value

Pedro Pablo Sacristan is one of the famous author short stories for kids. Some title of his short story teaches bravery value. The first story is “dark wizard, spark wizard” this short story teaches our kids to overcome fear of storms. The second is “The island of two sides” this story gives us value about decision and dissent. From this story the kids can know how to make a decision and face the dissent between them. Finally, the story entitled “The lion’s tail” teaches us about courage, address the abuse and harassment. This value is very important because nowadays many case about child abuse and harassment for children. Through this story they can learn how to face strangers and what they have to do when they get abuse or harassment.

Short story for kids about goodness

There are fifteen stories about goodness. The stories are written by Pedro Pablo Sacristan. Hence we will give the top 3. At third position we have “The Pillow Fairy” this story tells us about create awareness and conscience. At the second we have “Tickets to heaven” this story is no less interesting than the first because it has the same marks. The “Tickets of heaven” tells about hope, enthusiasm, and goodness. And finally at the first position is “An unexpected arrival” this story tells about dealing with a loss mother.


Based on the short stories above, now we know that short story can help us to teach value for our children. Short story for kids with moral lesson can be alternative way to improve the education of your children and it also enhances family relationship. You can get many moral lesson and value from short story. The most important thing that you have to do is choose the best short story for kids with moral lesson and tell to your children as funny as possible.