Автор этой удивительно доброй книги считает, что маленькие дети обладают способностью научиться чему угодно. Он размышляет об огромном влиянии на новорожденных окружающей среды и предлагает простые и понятные приемы обучения, способствующие раннему развитию ребенка. По его мнению, то, что взрослые осваивают с большим трудом, дети выучивают играючи. И главное в этом процессе — вовремя ввести новый опыт. Но только тот, кто рядом с ребенком изо дня в день, может распознать это «вовремя». Книга адресована всем мамам и папам, которые хотят открыть перед своими маленькими детьми новые прекрасные возможности.
Masaru Ibuka (井深 大 Ibuka Masaru, April 11, 1908, Nikkō City, Japan – December 19, 1997, Tokyo) was a Japanese electronics industrialist and co-founder of Sony.
Ibuka graduated in 1933 from Waseda University. After graduating, he went to work at Photo-Chemical Laboratory, a company which processed movie film. He later served in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, being a member of the Imperial Navy Wartime Research Committee. In 1946, he left the company and navy, and founded a bombed out radio repair shop in Tokyo.
In 1946 Ibuka and Akio Morita co-founded Sony Corporation, originally named Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation (prior to 1958). Ibuka was instrumental in securing the licensing of transistor technology to Sony from Bell Labs in the 1950s, thus making Sony one of the first companies to apply transistor technology to non-military uses. Ibuka served as president of Sony from 1950 to 1971, and then served as chairman of Sony between 1971 and 1976, when he retired from the company.
Ibuka was awarded the Medal of Honor with Blue Ribbon in 1960, and was decorated with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure in 1978 and with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun in 1986. He was further decorated as a Commander First Class of the Royal Order of the Polar Star of Sweden in that year, named a Person of Cultural Merit in 1989 and decorated with the Order of Culture in 1992.
Ibuka received Honorary Doctorates from the Sophia University, Tokyo in 1976, from the Waseda University, Tokyo in 1979, and from Brown University (USA) in 1994. The IEEE awarded him the IEEE Founders Medal in 1972 and the IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award in 1987. In 1991 the World Organization of the Scout Movement awarded him the Bronze Wolf.
Ibuka also authored the book Kindergarten is Too Late (1971), in which he claims that the most significant human learning occurs from birth to 3 years old and suggests ways and means to take advantage of this. The book's foreword was written by Glenn Doman, founder of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, an organization that teaches parents about child brain development. Ibuka and Doman agreed that the first years of life were vital for education.
Ibuka left Sony in 1976, but maintained close ties as an advisor until his death in December 1997 from heart failure at the age of 89. He was posthumously decorated with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun with Paulownia Flowers and appointed to the senior third rank in the court order of precedence.
My expectation was too high. If you've read a lot of modern books on this subject, there's almost nothing new here. I even disagreed with the author on some points. However, overall, he delivers a good message despite basing his suggestions on opinions, not data. Easy reading too.
The premise of the book is sensible: giving various experiences to your child in the first three years is essential for development. Listening to sounds, playing games, learning different languages, observing nature, even practicing musical instruments are all good ways to accelerate mental growth.
The author was not only the founder of Sony, but also a passionate advocate of early child development. He wrote the book in the early 1970s and apparently his views seemed progressive at the time. He also provided a dozen of psychological studies to prove his point.
While I agree on the importance of the pre-kindergarden years, I just don't believe that they determine the most part of the future genius / mediocre life. The following years are crucial for developing communication, team work, analytics and many other skills. So if the book's idea is that the first three years determine 80% of success, I believe the number is around 30%. It's not too late to develop your child after three.
I finished the book over the weekend. It doesn't tell you specifically what to do, and at times you'll be like "so what am I supposed to do?", but it teaches you about all the important components to pay attention to when raising a child. To be honest, I had become a bit too limiting on simple matters, but this book was a good wake up call...I've also tried some approaches I always avoided, and those work...it was a light, but definitely important reading!!
This is a good book and should be on your references list of the way you interact and educate your children. The book is published nearly 40 years ago; however, its spirit is still up to date. Don’t be stressed out by misunderstanding that you need to provide as much knowledge as possible to your children. In my opinion, the book simply reminds us that it is important to spend quality time with your babies, and the more you let the children experience the world, the more they will learn and develop.
I read the version that is for fathers, but I suppose all the main points were in place. The book is great as it briefly describes the most important principles of child psychology and stresses the importance of early development. Yet, after reading some other books on parenting and child psychology, I can say that this book is sort of a “beginner’s guide” and it’s quite basic. Recommend for new parents or those who want to be parents one day.
Wonderful book, loved everything about it. It is important to point out that the book focuses mainly on helping and guiding our kids on the way to develop their interests and potential from an early age. I was hoping there'd be more on a kid's emotional development as I believe it is equally important.
That’s a good book for busy moms. A “piece of advice per page” kind of book. Can be easily read in a few days. Most of the book is a handy reminder of what we already know. Some advices are quite interesting. I wouldn’t expect too much of it. It provides a good ground for reflection of your behaviour and attitude as a young parent. Nothing less, nothing more.
I believe that childhood education is important but I guess this kind of books should be written by someone who has conducted experiments. Ibuka is a businessman and I don't understand why he wrote a book on child education. His ideas seem beneficial but mostly not supported by evidence in the book.
Read it on my phone after discovering it in a bookshop. Wish my parents did this to me but they were too busy working, however they still did their best. I want to use something from here when raising my own children in the future :)
First three years of a kid is the most meaningful stage for the self-finding of the future individuals. So every parents should be more responsible and work with their children in order to develop their skill.
"Inspired by music educator Shinichi Suzuki and his work with young children, Mr. Ibuka Association creates early development and wrote a book about the vast potential of the infant child - "Everything is decided before kindergarten." Today, this little book has become a useful guide for parents from around the world, determined to give a good start in life for their children. A simple and clear language Masaru Ibuka explains the importance of the first three years of a person's life, to form it as a successful and accomplished person; emphasizes the role of parents and how they need to better reflect its activities and educational methods during this foundational period; identifies the most common mistakes that allowed unconsciously, but so does may have a decisive influence on the lives of children; It provides guidance on how music, art, sport and especially meaningful communication made thirsty for new knowledge kids stronger, more resourceful and better, and why not our future brighter."
Read some of it while pregnant, re-read after having baby (have a 9 month old now). Two completely different opinions from two attempts. Although I liked and agree with some points (don't ignore your baby or leave them understimulated) I was ultimately left with the feeling that the content of this work is overly prescriptive, rigid, judgmental, and anecdotal. It provoked anxiety in me, thereby creating a sense of time pressure (after 3 it's too late!!!), which adds unnecessary negativity to my child's developmental environment. The book strongly discourages that kind of negativity so reading any more of it was counterproductive.
This beautiful book, written by a Japanese author named Ibuka Masaru, was one of my mommy & kid collections that I gave my younger sister as a gift when she was pregnant. Up until now, my nephew is nine months old & looks adorable, yet I do not manage time to finish the reading, neither my sister does. The book is an easy read, understandable study, and trustworthy work. I love his writing style: short, simple, and straightforward. Some sidenotes of the translator are a plus though I haven't got a chance to read the original book in Japanese. Take your time to read this book & enjoy it because it's a must if you have a child who is from zero to three in between.
Stresses the importance of the years before formal schooling as the foundation for all potentiality of the individual—including intelligence. Other than the repeated plug for Suziki instruction, this book is more of a plea for making early childhood development a priority—the priority—and the associated benefits to the infant and to society, rather than specific instructions for early childhood development.
Very manifest-y and opinionated, not enough facts, and plenty of very questionable manipulative conclusions. Good message overall - help kids develop early, teach them languages and music... Shame it reads not as a trustworthy research, but as a one person's opinion. No system is introduced, the author mostly just urges to follow his principles.
I should have read this book earlier, though it's not yet late for me... The good thing about this book, is that key points are "highlighted" - that's handy to refresh them in memory without complete re-reading.