Norby's pedagogy and curriculum are designed by leading educators, child psychologists, and cognitive development experts. All lessons are built on a foundation of evidence-based research and best practices.
Nikolai Veresov, PhD
Nikolai is an experienced early childhood psychologist, teacher and researcher.
Having earned his first Ph.D. degree in Moscow in 1990, he then went on to complete a second Ph.D. in Finland in 1998.
Attracted to their education system, Nikolai spent over a decade with the Kajaani Teacher Training Department, which is globally recognized as one of the best in the world.
Michael Carter, PhD
Michael is a game-based learning designer and researcher with considerable experience in educational technology.
He’s a former advisor to Steve Jobs in the early days of the Macintosh and NeXT.
More recently, he shaped curriculum for Oxford and Stanford alumni as well as designing mathematics courses for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The basis of human communication
Learning how to spell numbers is just as important as the digits
Shapes make up everything you see in the world
Like shapes, colours help kids understand the world around them
Learning to identify a class of people, places or things
Kids will learn how to convey actions
Pronouns are used to help substitute nouns
Adjectives will help kids better describe the world around them
Adverbs help give us greater description to words in sentences
We use prepositions to connect nouns or verbs in a sentence
Kids learn to connect words and phrases
When you combine the end sounds of two words it makes a rhyme!
Vowels make up the majority of the words in the English language, understand why
Idioms are words that mean something different from it’s the literal meaning
These are the sounds (phonemes) of a word
A sound formed by the combination of two vowels in a single syllable
This is how kids learn to read - by matching sounds to the alphabet
We use tense to describe the time that something is happening
Learn to express times of day in words
Understanding the days help kids develop organisational skills
It’s important for kids to learn how much time is required for different tasks
Continue to help kids understand the concept of time by teaching them the seasons of the year
It’s important for kids to learn to identify changes to the environment and what it means
Planets are a fun look into science and the universe outside of earth (It’s also where Norby is from!).
Putting emotions into words is vital to kids learning good communications skills
Like emotions, it’s never too early to teach kids how their bodies work
Identify roles family members have in kid’s lives to help build connections.
Teaching kids about animals helps them understand the role they have in the world and how to respect them
Learning about food encourages kids to stay healthy and get the nutrients that nourish them
Understanding the value jobs add the world will help give kids a wider variety of possible occupations in the future
Teaching kids about transportation helps them develop a more general knowledge of the world
Giving and asking for directions improves kids communication skills and teaches them situational awareness
Through learning about other countries’ flags, kids understand different cultures and gain better general knowledge