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Welcome to Unrewarded Geniuses, a blog that explores educational enrichment in early childhood!

You may have come across the phrase “unrewarded genius” before visiting this site or it might be an idea that is new to you! The concept comes from Calvin Coolidge:

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

What do Coolidge’s words mean for early childhood education?  

Research focuses on the importance of quality early childhood education for our youngest minds.  On this blog, we will look at a variety of early childhood experiences that you can do with your toddler and/or preschooler, and I will give you the tools to let your child’s genius flourish!  

Currently, this site focuses on research-based curriculum ideas for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and early school-aged children. The site will be continually expanding as I add previously-used subject matter from my teaching career, as well as fresh new ideas I am currently exploring with my own children.

We will look at:

  • Language and Literacy
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Motor Development (Gross, Fine, Sensory)
  • Social Skills
  • And one of my favorite topics: Hyperlexia!

Scroll through the home page or click the menu items if you are looking for something specific.  If you have any questions, you can find me on UG’s Facebook page, or feel free to email me at unrewardedgeniuses@hotmail.com.   

Music making experiences, too!

I look forward to sharing our experiences with you!

1 Comment

  1. Hello, I just wanted to say that I am very glad to have found this blog. I have long suspected my almost-3 year old daughter as being hyperlexic on the basis that she is already reading/memorizing entire books but has very little functional language. Though our pediatrician did not believe my daughter to be on the ASD spectrum, she made a referral for us anyway and we are bracing for the diagnosis. After finding the works of Darold Treffert and Phyllis Kupperman, I became familiar with Hyperlexia. And, as anyone with Ph.D. training would do, I hopped on Google Scholar and read all of their publications. Your blog humanizes this subject. I look forward to learning more about your son’s journey as well as glean some insight as to how I can best educate my daughter in unconventional ways.


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