Frequently Asked Questions - non users
Where can I buy the Child Development
The Child Development Programme can only be
purchased online. Parents can buy the back singly for their pre-school children.
Early Years Foundation Stage Settings such as Sure Start can buy this
valuable teaching resource in shippers of 12 packs.
Is the Child Development Programme
available in other countries?
We will dispatch the programme worldwide.
Please note the programme is only available in English
Is this an educational toy? Will it help
This is more than an educational toy. The Child Development
Programme aims at encouraging your child to accelerate their
development and learning of their
social, language, perceptual and motor skills through activities and interaction
with you and your family. Improving these skills
enables your child to learn to think rather than simple rote
learning of facts.
I run a nursery under the 'every child
matters' theme. Do you give discounts for
You can order the programme in packs of 12
at a substantial discount - click the BUY
NOW link for further details.
As this is home learning, can I leave my child alone so that they
can learn by themselves?
No: the whole point of the Programme is that
you, as parent interacts with your child (if only for 20
minutes a day), are able to see how your child is developing
and can set targets to encourage that development. One key
feature is that your child will wish to set you targets once
they have mastered each step.
What sort of children can benefit from the
Because the activities presented in this
Programme are in tune with children's development, it is
suitable for children of all abilities. The important thing
is to identify where your child is at the moment and
progress forwards from there. Some of the perceptual
templates, for instance are at a level for six-year olds.
There are extension activities which users can access via
What age should my child be?
The Programme is targeted at children from
the age of three to five.
What is the basis for the Child
The programme has been developed by an
Education Psychologist with more than 20 years experience
working with children. The parents who have used it have
seen positive benefits.
Early Learning: I read that the ages from one to three are
the most important for the developing child. Why wait
until three to five?
Mentis-XL is devoted to improving the
ability of children of all ages. We are currently working on
a programme for children under the age of three, which will
dovetail into the current Child Development Programme.
Is this just a child game?
Actually a child learns a lot through games
and play. The programme has incorporated essential
activities to help you child learn. The activities are fun
and, whilst to a child they may be a game, they are of real
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