Learning Candy: Get Kids Excited About Learning

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Learning Candy: Get Kids Excited About Learning

Like many of you who read this blog, Grandmother Diaries receives our share of solicitations. The vast majority of them are simply not appropriate. When Lana approached us about collaborating with Learning Candy and supporting her cause, we met this with much skepticism. But as we took a closer look at what Lana is doing and the possible impact on children’s lives, we decided that this was something we could support without reservation. We will let Lana take it from here…

One of the traits most successful people share is a love of learning.  Those who possess intellectual curiosity use knowledge as a source of inspiration. They are more likely to maximize their potential, live a fuller life and achieve more.

The best way to cultivate intellectual curiosity in kids is to provide them with quality stimulation that helps develop an inquisitive mindset early in life. Research is clear: 90% of a child’s brain is developed by age 5. Early experiences shape a child’s intellect, character and motivations. Families need to make the most of this critical time!

One of the most valuable things parents and grandparents can do to spark a child’s curiosity and jumpstart their intellect is TALK to them!  No computer program, no toy or TV can benefit a child more than interaction with a loving adult. Research tells us that kids thrive when they are talked to.  Emotional experiences and human interactions is what helps them retain information best.

Developing a child’s language skills before they start school is critical and parents and grandparents should become the child’s first teachers.  Basic daily interactions such as “No”, “Come here” and the like are simply not enough; kids need intentional conversations on a variety of subjects.  It’s often difficult to find time in our busy day to be a teacher in addition to handling all our responsibilities, yet we all know that our children will not thrive without this.

LearningCandy.com was founded in 2013 by a mom on a mission to foster success in kids.  We offer educational and inspirational resources (i.e. parenting lessons from successful people, activity printables, child development articles) and aspirational gifts for kids.

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For little kids, our fun products help families spark a love of learning.  For big kids, our inspirational line of character-building gear addresses issues such as confidence, no bullying and self-awareness.

Overall, LearningCandy has set out to inspire families to shape an inquisitive and active mindset which can make a real difference in kids’ lives and in our society! To support our mission further, a portion of our profit is going to be donated to Jumpstart, a non-profit focused on early learning.

We are inviting you to work with us to raise awareness that families can make a profound difference in kids’ lives and open the world of opportunities by getting them excited about learning, by becoming their best teachers and by encouraging them to take an active life position.

If you share our beliefs and hopes for a better society we encourage you to tell friends and family about the work we do. When visiting www.learningcandy.com join our mailing list for inspirational and educational articles, free printables and exciting updates.

Thank you Lana!

Per Wikipedia:

Jump Start is a non-profit, early education organization. Its mission is to ensure that low-income preschoolers enter school with a foundation of skills that lead to future success. The organization is working toward the goal that one day every child in America enters school “prepared to succeed.”

If you support Learning Candy, you are also supporting Jump Start. You also have the opportunity to become a Learning Candy affiliate. It’s a Win-Win-Win for our children and grandchildren, and for affiliates. So we encourage you to check it out. If it’s not right for you, perhaps you know someone who could benefit. Pass on the information and support these wonderful groups.

Grandmother Diaries is pleased to be a Learning Candy ‘Cause Partner‘.

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  1. Lana says:

    Thanks for your support Cheryl! It means a lot.

    Lana
    LearningCandy

    • Geek Girl says:

      My pleasure!

  2. Susan Cooper says:

    Conversation plays a huge roll in a child’s growth. Anything that can help encourage more in way of talking to our kids or grands kids is a very good thing.

    Coming from an educator’s background with an early childhood ed degree, I’m very familiar with Jump Start and it’s benefits. 🙂

    • Geek Girl says:

      So many do not realize how important conversation really is.

  3. JeriWB says:

    Not even can be said for early learning experiences. As a former teacher, it always clearly showed which students had parents who took a more active role in their early learning. Unfortunately, the current structure in place that still largely draws on traditional pedagogy does little to foster imagination and creativity. I'm sure your products are great. Good luck with your goals.

  4. As I read this I was reminded of the conversations my grand daughter and I have on a regular basis. They mostly revolve around the sound ahh in different inflections and at different volumes. During one of our conversations recently my name has become Ampa. She still doesn't say it but when I say it to her she makes a kissy noise back to me.

    • Geek Girl says:

      When I was young I had difficulty pronouncing my L's.

  5. andleebakhlaqkhan says:

    Hello
    I have learned a lot from this post. I am mother of 3 years old daughter so I have decided that I will talk to her as much I can ….. I was not aware of the fact that how much it is helpful for my daughter.
    In or busy schedule now we do not get much time to talk our children and feel relaxed if they are busy on iPad or with nanny…
    thank you for such an informative post.