Welcome to Brainsprays, where you tell me some anonymous math facts about your pre K or kindergarten child and I give you an estimate of how fast they can learn the 100 site words they aren't expected to know until the end of first grade. Beat my estimate using my Alexa math hacks, your favorite apps or any of the many great Youtube videos out there, and I'll make a free custom Alexa multiplication curriculum guaranteed to get them half way through their times tables long before they finish first grade.
"Alexa, open long vowels"
"Does she have a hearing problem?" This was a question a preschool teacher asked the parents of a 33 month old little girl that was "ignoring" her teachers. The teachers were told to spell words or count by two's to get her attention.
When they did they were shocked to learn that a young child could recognize words and count by twos. But their excitement didn't help her learn it just helped to make the class more manageable. Alexa helped the little girl learn faster. She went from phonics and some memorized "consonant vowel consonant" words to reading entire first and second grade books from end to end without missing more than a word or two.
"Alexa, open letter monster"
The reality is you don't need Alexa or Brainspray to take a two or three year old from phonics to reading basic three letter words. The main things you need are some basic interest in learning from the child, an incentive they can earn reliably and one on one time. In the modern world, the last item, time, is the one few parents have.
By tailoring Alexa skills to specific items the learner misses, the time to remedy weaknesses is reduced immensely. With incentives the child can direct Alexa to fulfill as prizes, very small children can go from some phonics and CVCs to reading at a second grade level in about six months. The speed of this kind of progress is unheard of and shocking to many parents and educators.
"Alexa, open more protons"
If Brainspray Alexa skills could simply teach young children to read faster, that would change the competitiveness of every town, city and state in America in a very short period of time. But Brainspray has helped a preschooler learn planets, the immune system and addition.
Many well educated adults would find it hard to beat preschoolers using some of our STEM skills. The good news is that the same skills we’ve build for kids can help parents and other adults brush up on science, technology or even skills they need to be better at their jobs using Brainspray skills on Alexa.
"I just told my colleague who is also a professor. You may be the best teacher... "