Albert Einstein once said, “ Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
Not every child is good at math. And being good at math does not automatically qualify one as a “genius”. It sure is handy to be able to do some quick mental math, but a person is not defined by the amount of time it takes them to solve an equation.
Albert Einstein really was a genius who truly understood what it meant to be “smart”. At Do-Re-Mi after school, our goal is to encourage our kids to find their “smart”.
Instead of constantly pushing kids to try to improve their weaknesses, we find their strengths and utilize them. Now some parents may ask, “So are you saying that if my child is bad at math and loves to draw, I should just let her drop out of school and become an artist?” NO! We’re saying, why not incorporate drawing into math time? Instead of sitting there staring at notecards to memorize math formulas, why don’t we draw a picture and try to work out a problem through pictures. Or for a child who is very musically talented, let’s make up a song to memorize the times tables!
There is more than one way to learn. There is more than one way to play.
As we go through life, we learn that there are more ways than one to accomplish something. Instead of limiting our children, we strive to discover different methods of learning and playing in order to broaden their learning potential. Here at Do-Re-Mi after school, we believe that every child “is a genius”.
-complete all homework(from school, Kumon, Chinese, etc)
-practice piano/violin(at least 3 times a week)
-rotating specials: language(Chinese), math games, science experiments, singing
*music lessons, ping-pong, art, and dance classes are all available within the shopping center