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etl learning timelife books

Prachi Aggarwal
1 to 3 years

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Updated on Sep 01, 2014

Hi Parents,   I wanted some suggestions regarding etl learning timelife books. Should i buy the set? Is it useful and good for kids? The price is very high so i am a little skeptical of buying it so please suggest. Thanks

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Karthik r

| Sep 03, 2016

I bought knowledge as well as cognitive skills last month for my 2. 4 months son. I made a thorough review and studies among different parents and users. Most of them told it is useful. Upon that only I purchased. Now I m in the process of introducing the same to my child. He is not sitting and trying to learn/read from that. He is just running after taking the book. He is in very playful mood. I had not introduced Walter now. I thought of introducing books first, then Walter. The book is full of pictures with stories. I don't know how it may help children to develop skills at this age. I think it may take some more time to make him sit to listen the same. I don't know whether it is over rated. For final review to be posted,it will take some more time after using it. If anybody wants to speak, pls call me on 09995601020(after 5pm) and I m staying in Trivandrum.

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Gayathri Sriranganatha

| Aug 26, 2015

I have used it and found it to be useful

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Reshma Shetty

| Aug 24, 2015

Have you finally bought the ETL concept?

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Reshma Shetty

| Aug 24, 2015

Hi Prachi.

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Rhituparna Mitra

| Aug 09, 2015

ETL books are designed based on research, to impact the IQ and EQ of the child in an integrated manner. As parents of young children, we might agree that we spend 75-80% of the time with the child in feeding and looking after his/her physical well being. I was startled to know that 80% of the brain development of the child takes place in the age of 0-4 years. And we postpone learning on so many things thinking he wouldn't understand!! The time to start giving input is right after birth. The concepts in ETL are integrated and interlaced across the books, audio CDs, DVDs and other aspects of the toolkit. I have begun to use it for my 2 year old daughter and hence recommend it!

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Kritika

| Jun 04, 2015

Whether the books raise IQ or not,these are some very well written books keeping in mind a child's psychology. I have a 2. 4 yrs old son and i was already struggling about how to make him learn better. With limited options in the local markets i could not imagine of teaching my son more than a for apple and b for ball. just in one week of these books with my son, he knows a for apple, aeroplane, astrounauts, apricot, ant, big A, small a.... I am so far impressed. Having said that, it is afterall a personal choice.

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AM

| Sep 03, 2014

@ Prachi honestly speaking I tried to convince my husband to spend money on this book. Later I realised that we dont have enough time to spend with kids... so we try to make to busy s'whre... there are many activites we can make them engage and in every activity they learn. Another thing if kids see parents to read... they intend to copy the same. We are over protected parents and think that our kids should stand 1st everywhere. I play with my son.. bring blocks.. that helps kids to enhance motor skills. slowly and gradually kids learn everything.... they observe teachers, parents and surrounding. If you are looking for cheaper option... there is a institute “EB club”... they have few branches in Delhi also…they take 1. 5yrs or so..... My son goes there and he is learning with phonic sounds. My son goes to play school he come with books and say papa pls read story.... s'times he takes book and pretends that he is reading and telling us story. When children start going to school they learn all things very fast.. ist they follow teacher and 2nd copy other kids at the same time. My son started going school at 2 and we were amazed he learn so many things in 1 month. I sent him school early as he used feel bored at home and he was quite active also. Pls do what you feel best for your child. If you really wish to buy and convenienced too... pls go ahead.

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nitin

| Sep 03, 2014

prachi - I understand your perspective on this..... in fact more the options more the confusion. I am really glad to know that you have started working towards creating a stimulating environment for shivika, in fact this the age when our brain development is at it's best, and with the right stimuli, one can really foster holistic development for a child. Here are a couple of things, which shall help you focus on the right starting point: 1. Look at options, which could create wonder and positive curiosity for shivika - ideally stories read by you which give room to a child's imagination are great. You could create a dedicated time for this in the day and may be also do a bed-time story. 2. Look at options which foster enquiry and reasoning (read cognitive development) for your child - jigsaw puzzles, visual puzzles, spending time in the nature looking at various creatures/things may be a good starting point. 3. Look at a good mix for your child's physical development (motor skills)- playing in the sand, clay-play, outdoors are great at this age. Now- more specifically on the options available- I would suggest to avoid going for a fixed-over a longer duration kind of option, in fact look at trying various options, and do introduce more of the ones which shivika enjoys and engages better with. Overall-this is awesome as any of these would give the best gift to shivika- her exclusive time with you. hope this helps. keep me posted.... :)

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Prachi Aggarwal

| Sep 03, 2014

Few days ago i got a visit from ETL and they had me fully convinced that if my child is not reading their books she is at loss. Now being a new mother, i want to do things right for her and as a result im thoroughly confused

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Prachi Aggarwal

| Sep 03, 2014

My daughter is 14 mnths old. I want tostart reading to her. She is ver active and all i want is to channelize her energies inthe right direction. I dont know where to start? What books might be good for her? What all activities i can start with?

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nitin

| Sep 03, 2014

prachi - there are more options like grolier, disney learning books, planet kids and so on. Each one has their own pluses. could you share about what are some of the areas you are looking to input/provide impetus for your child, and I could then accordingly suggest a few good options.

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AM

| Sep 03, 2014

I hv no idea of Learning time. Pls do share you input and experience on the same.

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Prachi Aggarwal

| Sep 03, 2014

I am getting the complete set on olx which is much cheaper. I also came to know about this new co. called learning time. There books are at par with time life and muchcheaper. Any comments on the same??

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AM

| Sep 03, 2014

dont buy entire set... just go for english books only that was last year at 50K and olx it was quite cheap.

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AM

| Sep 03, 2014

you can go to FB ETL page... there many parents... you can hv feedback from them too. I did the same. I got good feedback from all.

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AM

| Sep 03, 2014

you can search at OLX. com for ETL books.... last year me too looking for the same.... i got good feedback... I am stil hasitate to spend huge amount for books. I dropped my idea as my son cannt keep books as they are.. I may buy in 2 yrs or so. you can visit ETL website... you post request.... u can call representative home for demo.

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Prachi Aggarwal

| Sep 02, 2014

Thats a good idea. Thank you everyone for the response.

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Shilpa

| Sep 02, 2014

Prachi, ask the sales executive to put you in otuch with some other parents who have bought the set and take a feedback from them. then based on the pros and cons you could decide.

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Ankita A Talwar

| Sep 02, 2014

Hi Prachi, ETL might be an option if you want to keep your child busy for an hour or so watching an educational CD. But, remember, even if you buy the set, you will need to sit down with the child with the books. Consider your routine and the investment you make before taking a decision. Also, ETL might not be able to replace the environment of a school/play school where children not only learn things in their environment but also fine-tune their personalities in a crowd. Depending on your child's age and whether she goes to a school or not, you can take a call.

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Prachi Aggarwal

| Sep 01, 2014

Thanks for the information. One of the sales executive did give me a home visit. The books were wonderful but the price is way too high. Its 1. 7 lakhs. I am not sure whether i should invest or not.

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Ashima Jain

| Sep 01, 2014

Hi Prachi, I am an ETL user and v happy and satisfied with it. The complete package was v expensive so I opted for only the knowledge section, my daughter-2. 5 yrs old enjoys it and is very excited about it. Though sometimes there are things that she doesn't fully understand or loses interest, in which case I either change to an interesting one or close it completely, to start afresh the next day or 2 days later too.

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nitin

| Sep 01, 2014

hi prachi! ETL is indeed on a higher side. internationally, they have a home-visit service, where you may request for a presentation of their books at your place and they even reward/discount such enquiries through their website, but in India, they don't have such facility. I am hoping that you have gone through some of their books at their stores. I would suggest to go for 1-2 books in the beginning, especially the ones relevant for Shivika's age, and depending on your experience go/not go for the rest.

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