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Deciding Which Learning Style Is Best For Your Child

There are countless different teaching methods available, from extremely rigid to almost completely hands-off. Each of these styles boasts its own benefits and drawbacks for young minds. As a child, how were you taught? Did it work for you? Or would you have preferred another style? It’s likely that each little one will benefit more from a different approach than others, based on a variety of factors, but we’re here to discuss the differences between experiential learning versus drill kill. If you’ve never heard of these before, don’t worry – we’ll break them down for you!

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Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is essentially when children learn through experiencing something themselves. More commonly known as Montessori, there’s a common model when referring to this style of learning that breaks it down into 5 different steps. First, a child will have an experience, likely a hands-on way of helping them to learn a new concept. Secondly, they’ll be encouraged to reflect on what that experience was like for them. Next, they will think some more and process what they’ve just learned, followed by acting and applying what they learned to a new experience all over again. This cycle really encourages children to be independent in their thinking process and feel confident enough to come to conclusions by themselves; not having to be directed by an adult. Some great examples of experiential learning are engineering/Rube Goldberg projects, scavenger hunts, field trips, and any other way to get children immersed in their own learning experience.

At BumoBrain, we’re proud to offer a Montessori style of learning that is built on the principles of creativity, critical thinking, and exploration. We encourage all little learners to feel inspired and encouraged that they’re capable of anything they put their minds to! Whether part of our 100+ Live Classes or various other programs, all of our offerings strongly encourage play and lots of unplugged activities. We believe that the best way for a child to learn is through hands-on engagement, not by staring at a screen or reciting material. Why practice math problems over and over when you could learn how to add, group, and improve your motor skills while learning with playdough? Our Mushy Math class for kids ages 3-6 is just one example of how we integrate Montessori learning into our curriculum.

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Drill and Kill Learning

In contrast, another common method of learning is drill and kill. This differs quite greatly from Montessori as it emphasizes repetition and memorization. Rather than grasping new concepts through applying them to real-life situations, drill and kill encourages kids to repeat learning something until they have “perfected” or “mastered” it, allowing them to then move onto the next concept. As you could imagine, this comes with many potential downsides. Children aren’t robots and often experience many ups and downs in their learning journey.

Every child is at a different level, even within the same age group, so it can be harmful to assess them all with the same rigid metrics. Additionally, some days kids will perform better academically than others, so even if they’ve previously “mastered” a concept, they might still need help with it at some point. This style of learning can lead to decreased confidence, as it encourages competition and meeting the same benchmarks as everyone else, not progressing at your own pace.

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No matter what style of teaching or learning you decide is best for your child, make sure to frequently check in on their progress and how they feel about their education. Learning is not a one-size-fits-all experience for anyone, so help support your child in their journey by making them feel supported, encouraged, and empowered to do their best!

Fine Print

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Cancellation Policy

BümoBrain Live Class Program Refunds

Cancellations for live classes must be made at least 7 calendar days prior to the first class date of said cancelled program. For instance, if Client cancels a live class program that is scheduled to start on March 20, 2021, then the program should be cancelled no later than March 13, 2021 by 11:59 PM Pacific Time. For such cancellations, Client will receive a full refund within 3 business days. Any cancellation within 7 days of the first class of said program will not be eligible for a refund. Client cannot transfer a credit for such classes for another class for any reason. Should Client want to switch classes, Client must cancel original classes/program and book new classes. Should Client cancel and be eligible for a refund and has not received a refund, please email billing@bumobrain.com

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At BumoBrain, we offer monthly memberships ( “Membership”). Please review these BumoBrain Membership Terms carefully and make sure you understand them before enrolling because they contain important and relevant information regarding any Membership you may purchase, including renewal and cancellation terms. Memberships are continuous and automatically renew unless you cancel your Membership or we otherwise terminate your account.

By purchasing a Membership, you agree to the terms below, as well as our Terms of Use and Sale.

1. BumoBrain Digital Memberships. If you choose a digital membership, your Membership will provide you with access to lessons for your student’s age cohort on the BumoBrain platform– you will be able to stream video content on BumoBrain, Members-Only sales events, special offers and discounts from great educational and children’s brands, and more. The BumoBrain Digital Membership does not include the BumoBrain Box. Your BumoBrain Digital Memberships automatically renew annually on the anniversary of your initial billing date and, unless you cancel your Membership in accordance with these Membership Terms (in particular, see section 3 “Cancellation” below), your payment method on file will be automatically charged for the next month (i.e., $49 USD (plus taxes if applicable)).

2. BumoBrain and Box Memberships. A BumoBrain Membership consists of access outlined in the BumoBrain Digital Membership along with a monthly product box (each, a “Box”) and an additional Box sent out each month thereafter.

If you sign up for a BumoBrain Membership, you will be immediately billed $99 USD (plus shipping and taxes if applicable) as a non-refundable minimum purchase and that month’s box will be the first Box you receive. The specific Box you receive as a first-time subscriber is subject to availability or may be based on the specific promotional code that you choose to use. Your Membership will then continue and your credit or debit card will be charged $99 USD (plus shipping and taxes, if applicable) monthly from your initial charge date.

The BumoBrain Membership is for an ongoing service that is billed each month ($49.99 USD, plus shipping and taxes if applicable) and will be automatically charged to your payment method on file. Unless you cancel in accordance with these Membership Terms (in particular, see section 3 “Cancellation” below), you will continue to be charged as described above.

3. Cancellation Policy. You may cancel your Membership with us at any time, subject to the time frames below. We do not place “holds” on Memberships.

In order to cancel your Membership, you must do one of the following: (a) email us at bumobrain@hellobumo.com, indicate that you wish to cancel your Membership, and follow the instructions that we send you in response; OR (b) log into your Member Account, navigate to the “Manage Subscription” link or “My subscription and orders” tab, choose Cancel, and follow the instructions; OR (c) log into your Member Account, navigate to the Customer Concierge tab, and follow the instructions to cancel; OR (d) text us at 1-424-500-8556, indicate that you wish to cancel your Membership, and follow the instructions given.

There are no cancellation fees.
Cancellations must be effected prior to the billing date of the Membership renewal. Cancelling your Membership does not provide you a refund for Membership payments already processed, nor does it stop a pending charge. Your cancellation will go into effect for the following billing cycle.

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