Encyclopedic Knowledge Cards
The encyclopedic knowledge cards are also called the “Bits of Intelligence.”
They are used by The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential to increase kids' intelligence.
How To Use Them?
- Prepare a positive learning environment. Both you and your child need to be happy and excited.
- Get a set of the fact cards.
- Sit in front of your child.
- Hold the cards at your child's eye level.
- Show the cards quickly, one card per second.
- Show the cards one by one.
- Make sure to stop the activity before your child gets bored and wants to stop.
- Pronounce the names of objects clearly and loudly.
- Let the child repeat the word after you.
- Make it a lot of fun, add some sounds when you are going through musical instruments or animals.
- Once the child remembers the names, start reading facts from the back of the card. Read one fact at a time.
- Clap, clap, clap your hands and smile when you are done :-)
- Get the cards ready for the next session: reshuffle them.
- Use each set for about five days and then move on to a next one.
Make sure you have lots of fun!
Why we do it?
The encyclopedic knowledge helps children to learn about the world around them. That's how their intelligence increases.
Glenn Doman, a co-founder of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, wrote in his book How To Multiply Your Baby's Intelligence:Quote
Between birth and four years, the ability to absorb information is unparalleled, and the desire to do so is stronger than it will ever be again. Yet during this period we keep the child clean, well fed, safe from the world about him and in a learning vacuum. It is ironic that when the child is older we will tell him repeatedly how foolish he is for not wanting to learn about astronomy, physics and biology. Learning, we will tell him, is the most important thing in life, and indeed it is. We have succeeded in keeping our children carefully isolated from learning in a period of life when the desire to learn is at its peak.Learning is the greatest game in life and the most fun.1
And it works! Fact cards stimulate brain development and trigger the genius potential in each child.
The children who are in The Institutes can before the age of three:
- Recognize four thousand cards
- Read four thousand words
- Recognize the great paintings of the world
- Speak one foreign language
- Swim, dive, do gymnastics
I've talked to several parents in our Parents Community who managed to achieve similar results while having lots of fun with their kids.