Welcome Brainy Yakkers! We are so glad you found us!
We all know research shows the more parents are involved in their child’s education at home, the more successful that child will be. Makes sense, right? Of course it does!
But, I am NOT a teacher you say! But, you are a parent right? And, we parents, are the biggest influence on a child’s learning….so is that a teacher?
We say YES and you are already a great one!
Here, at Brainy Yak, LLC, we emphasize the literacy piece (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) of a child’s home education. Whether you homeschool or not, we consider ourselves your encouragers and motivators for parents of all ages – especially ages 3 through the elementary grades, who want to make a positive impact on their child’s literacy learning. We specialize in those ages, but since we are in the trenches just like you with 8 kids ranging from 0-17, some ideas or tips will involve the whole family…Family Literacy! Literacy ideas the whole family will gain from and enjoy!
Knowing the hours a child spends at home versus school, who do you think makes the biggest impact on a child’s learning?
Yes! You do!
You are your child’s first teacher and will be the consistent teacher throughout. It’s our job as parents and we kind of take it seriously around here.
We also like to show how simple it can be…you do not have to be a professional educator to do this well, we promise! But, you do need to be intentional to raise lifelong learners.
How you ask?
Very simply. Slip literacy and learning into the “everydayness” you already do. It’s kind of like when cooks slip vegetables into the brownies…they’ll never know you are helping them to be lifelong learners. It’ll just feel so natural!
What’s natural about it? Well, if your family is going to the zoo, read a few books about the animals you are hoping to see. Or, come home and write a quick story about your child’s favorite animal. Are you eating dinner together tonight? Ask everyone to come to the table ready to share a fun fact.
We have to be intentional to raise lifelong learners. That’s where Brainy Yak, LLC comes in. Our products, blogs, tips and ideas will help you find ways to slip in intentional learning into the everyday things you already do. Very simple ways with a huge payoff. (They are tried and true ideas we used in our own classrooms and with our own kids at home!)
We like to call that authentic learning…the best kind of learning! No worksheets or drills! Many of our tips and ideas use things you probably already have. You could get started making a big impact on your child’s literacy learning today! We’d love to help guide you and cheer you on! And, know we’re doing it right alongside you with our own children!
We are so glad you found us and feel free to look around and contact us with any questions anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org! We’d love to hear from you!
Be A Brainy Yak,
Sandy, Kitri, Kayce, and Katie
Brainy Yak, LLC