How to raise a smart child?
Like any parent, you have high expectations for the future of your child! You hope to speak at least 2 foreign languages and take the path of an international university at a major. Even if the road to Oxford or Harvard is still far enough, it doesn't hurt to look at the perspective and see how you can improve the child's cognitive activity from now on!
Even though the development of the child's brain is still a great mystery to the great researchers, what is known is that parents play an essential role in shaping the child's path to success at maturity.
Trust your parental instincts, "old fashioned"!
Although we live in a high-tech era where the focus is on learning the new technologies as early as possible, it seems that learning the most twisted technological systems by young children does not ensure their intelligence or success at maturity.
Video games, computers, phones and other such technological devices destroy, in the opinion of specialists, the unique relationship between parents and children. It cancels it out and creates a sentimental and emotional gap that is essential to develop in the child's first years of life.
Children no longer feel parental love and affection when they are in front of the computer and no longer learn from contact games with parents, which is a big problem.
You have to be your child's learning tool and not technology! Listen to your instincts and educate your child in the old style: communicate, talk to him and play with him permanently! Give interest and attention to his needs and curiosity, help him find out new things and in this way you will develop his brain and cognitive activity.
Apart from the fact that you have to play an active role in the child's learning process, experts argue that love and affection are the ones that contribute most to the child's cognitive development. The child develops cognitively especially from the parents' affection and love for him. The interaction, the hugs and the parental kisses between you, as well as other unique gestures in your relationship with the child are unique and cannot be replaced with any computer.
What do you need to do to raise a smart child at every age?
make all kinds of girls at him;
slowly move objects in front of your child;
sing simple and short songs;
talk to him all the time;
share every step you take with him.
helps the child to hug extra animals;
make small blocks from plastic cubes and let the little one demolish them;
put the music in the background and try different rhythms;
show him books with large, brightly colored pictures;
let the child touch objects of different textures.
speaks in front of him and interacts with him to help him establish the connection between sounds and words;
point to people and objects around him and tell them names to teach them to recognize them;
he always sings the songs that contain often repeated lyrics;
play hide and seek.
use recognition games in which you mention "red flower" or yellow car "and he focuses his attention on them and even grabs them in his hand;
put in front of him 3 different objects and name one of them to give him;
talks to him all the time, using the correct words (without diminutive) and involving him in all kinds of discussions;
get acquainted with the writing instruments, it is time to put the colored pencil and the paper first;
always ask him questions to capture his attention when you read them;
encourages independent play, letting him play alone with his favorite toys.
be generous with the praise and appreciation of him as he develops his motor skills;
helps develop the child's imagination by encouraging him to test new toys;
helps the child to integrate "real life" activities into games, such as talking on the phone, driving a car, preparing tea for guests, changing a doll, etc .;
involve the child in stories when you read them or tell them stories always asking questions; Among other educational roles, stories also have the role of stimulating imagination and creativity helping to improve cognitive activity;
point the words at your fingertips as you read, to make it easier to connect between how a word sounds and what it looks like.
teach him to share things with others through the power of example;
encourage him to develop new skills and learning rules through various table games;
limits the time to the child's TV and computer to a maximum of 2 hours a day and capitalizes his free time through interactive games;
limits the use of "no" in front of him and encourages natural exploration and curiosity;
respect your child and show patience and attention every time he tries to share a new experience with you;
make time every day to talk to your child and share new things, from kindergarten or what he has done over the day.
Tags Children's development Stimulating children's cognitive activity Children's intelligence