Your interaction with your child is about keeping him happy and giving him opportunities to play and learn. Communication in early childhood lays the foundation for how he will relate to the world, in fact, for the rest of his life. Early childhood is a very important stage in human development. Children are most amused by your behavior, happy when you laugh, make funny sounds, or open your eyes wide. This makes babies more happy than toys.
Yes, we are happy to have healthy, happy children. But don't we all want our children to be brilliant scientists? We're not talking about the level of genius that leads to national talk show appearances or early university admission. We all just wish our kids were smart and quick-witted because it makes it easy to go through life.
As parents, we have the means to make this happen - and not just in the genes we pass on. Science clearly shows that a child's brain development depends largely on his early experiences. You yourself are the best toy in the nursery. Our brains have evolved to learn from other brains . And parents are irreplaceable here .
Simply interacting with your child in positive, day-to-day activities helps build trillions ( yes, trillions! ) Of brain connections that lead to language development, problem-solving skills, and the development of emotional IQ, which are so important in this world. But if it starts to feel like school, you've overdone it. The main thing is to have fun with your baby, to help him learn to see, hear, smell, taste. Demonstrate, show, draw the child's attention to everything around .
A child's brain processes new information most efficiently when it is in a familiar environment. Then the brain can go into autopilot and take in new details. However, exactly the same thing will not give development. So add something new. Try variations on common themes. For example, go for a walk at the same time every day, but switch your route. Your almost daily walk will have predictability, which is very encouraging for the child, and new, which is important for development. Let him admire the neighboring cats: it will be exciting for a child to understand that there are so many different cats in the world that he will begin to understand the word "cat" as a category.
Toys should be in your home to make you happier. These can be both plush pet pets and some educational toys.
Show your child how the toy works and then step back. When you see your child struggling, resist the urge to fix the situation and help him. In the end, he will realize that a cup is smaller than a pot. He also learns that through effort he can solve problems. If he is really upset, offer emotional support. Admit it is difficult, applaud his efforts, and then help him find a solution.
Expand your understanding of educational toys and games
Music is important
Some studies show that from birth, babies respond to the rhythm and tempo of music and may even find music more appealing than speech. Sing and dance with your baby. It is the joy of singing and dancing together that will make your activities so magical for brain development. Simple musical toys can help you here , from rattles to rattles and drums.
Learning is a game, not an exam
With all the focus on brain development, some parents have turned the game into an academic exercise. They are so purposeful that the children no longer like it all. It's stressful for everyone. Let your child take the lead during the play. If he is tired of books, take them away. The game should be absolutely enjoyable. Unconditionally .
Everyday affairs as the best development
In their daily activities, children practice pouring, transfusing, classifying and sorting, preparing food, caring for animals, and doing manual labor. All this does not necessarily require toys and educational materials. Of course, cubes and pyramids never hurt, but don't overdo it.
Let your child learn to roll out a rug, carry and put a chair where he needs to, pour different materials from one bowl to another, give him the opportunity to rummage in the bowl and find any hidden objects (for example, buttons among beans).
Pour water (with a spoon, a cup, a pipette, a syringe without a needle, a rubber bulb, a foam sponge, a funnel, or just like that).
Use a whisk to whisk the lather in the bathroom.
Frames with laces, snaps, buttons, hooks and loops, bows, clasps, latches and rosettes, you can make yourself. Fix it all on plywood, give your baby the opportunity to develop dexterity.
Children love to wash and clean. Benefit from this. Have your toddler learn how to wipe the table and clean his shoes (give him a rag and shoe oil). Give him the opportunity to wash the dishes by placing and securing a stool by the sink. Let him sweep, teach him how to scoop up the trash.
Make sandwiches together, and have your child place the cheese and sausage on the bread and place them on a plate.
Sharpen your pencils together as you draw.
Your task is to provide the child with independence: if he loves a job, he must learn to do it from start to finish . If he wants to draw, he must be able to clear the table, take out a paper or sketchbook, prepare pencils (sharpen if necessary). For drawing with paints, prepare your kid a plastic can for water, let him learn how to pour water and change it when needed. Transfer the necessary simple things to the child as much as possible: he develops much faster, and life is much easier for you. Only pluses .