Dr. Connie Hebert helps kids, parents, and teachers by helping them become experts at catching "the teachable minute" anytime, anywhere! My Teachable Minute Blog offers quick tips on how to engage with younger and older kids. Comments, questions, and reflections are always welcome . . . let's catch a million teachable minutes together!

Saturday Morning…Perfect

Why are Saturday mornings perfect for catching ‘the teachable minute?’

Because kids’ brains are most ‘teachable’ in the mornings…most alert, receptive, and uncluttered.

Here are some ways you can use ‘the teachable minute,’ in between cartoons and video games, of course:)

1. Magnetic letters on the fridge are ‘teachers’…use them to show kids how words work. Examples: an/man/sand/stand or my/try/fly/dry or for/fort/form/forming/forms or other/mother/brother. Good teachers!

2. Call out verbal math equations. You say, “3 + 5” and child says, “8.” You say, “- 4” (child has to subtract 4 from 8). Child says, “4.” You say, “x 5. Child says “20.” So…you are simultaneously building thinking and listening skills.
Cool and fun!

3. Take kids to the car wash. Show them the tracks for the tires, the various robotic machines, and the different processes. Build vocabulary while they watch by naming everything you see. Oh, and no cell phones allowed in car washes! Precious teachable minutes thrive in the car wash!

Catch the power of Saturday mornings with kids! Hope these ideas are helpful.

More coming in my new book for new parents: The Teachable Minute: The Secret to Raising Smart and Appreciative Kids. Stay tuned!!


Comments on: "Saturday Morning…Perfect" (2)

  1. your methods of teaching the children is probably the best in the world . i read your book (catch a falling reader ) its a great learning for me & now i am applying those method,s on my younger brother (3 year,s old )& your methods are helping us great in every day of our life . my father brought some books from U.S.A . the books you gifted him at milwaukee,WI, U.S.A during 2006 . my father always appriciated your methods of teaching & learning kids.Now i understand that u are the best i am 11 years old & studing in 5Th grade at NEW LANDS SCHOOL, LAHORE , PAKISTAN

    • Thank you so much! I am very happy to know that my books and the training I received from the best teachers in the world, are helping you and your brother daily. Please let your father know that my new book will be out this February and it is for parents. Title: The Teachable Minute: The Secret to Raising Smart and Appreciative Kids. He will be able to find it on Amazon.com soon. Keep reading, writing, thinking, and sharing! You write English well!! Thank you for sharing on my blog. I am deeply touched. Blessings on your and your family. Dr. Hebert

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