- The period of the upbringing of a preschool child often becomes one of the most difficult for parents.
- The established daily routine affects not only overall health but also the development of both preschool children and adolescents.
- For its development, parents should instill in the child a love of reading.
From the moment of birth to entering school, a child goes through a rather difficult, but interesting path of getting to know the world. What is possible and what is not, what it tastes, smells, feels like. He takes the first steps and says his first words. He learns to use the pot and carry out simple assignments. The School becomes a new stage of development, on the readiness for which, however, the success of its passage depends.
Does the child have a thirst for knowledge and discovery? Does he want to learn or is it difficult to interest him in anything? Does he know how to read and is physically fit for his age (How he communicates with other people – with peers and adults)? Does he have his own principles and understanding of good and evil, some moral issues? All this will directly affect the interest in learning and its ability to adapt in a team.
The period of the upbringing of a preschool child often becomes one of the most difficult for parents. How to prepare a child for school, what to look for, what criteria should a preschooler meet in order to more easily adapt to school and be successful?
1. Communication with the child
This is an important and fundamental point. In order for the child to develop and listen to your advice, you need to create a friendly atmosphere in the family. The kid should feel that you understand him. Talk to him more, not just about learning. This will help you build the most effective development plan for your child and motivate him.
2. Organisation of the daily routine
A correct daily schedule will help the child develop as efficiently and calmly as possible. The established daily routine affects not only overall health but also the development of both preschool children and adolescents. A healthy sleep, a walk in the fresh air, creative activities, and reading can help influence brain activity.
3. Vocabulary Development
A good vocabulary contributes to more effective learning. For its development, parents should instill in the child a love of reading. If we are talking about preschool children, then reading fairy tales before bedtime would be a good option. It is important for a child who reads well to hear praise in his own choice of books. You can recommend a book to your child, but in no case do not force him to read literature that is not interesting to him under a stick.
Naturally, there are things that are difficult to understand at a young age. Try to talk more and explain things that the children do not quite understand. If you do not know the answers to some questions, then study something together. This will also set your child a great example. For the development of vocabulary, it is also important to have open dialogues with the child, to let him express his point of view. Various speech development games will help you learn new words, for example, you can compose a short story together or play in association with words.
5. Proper nutrition
With the help of nutrition, we can influence the body in every possible way. The daily schedule must include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also, try not to overload your child with carbohydrates. To stimulate the body’s performance, it is worth eating foods containing zinc, magnesium, iron, phosphorus. Eating protein will help physical development. Remember to drink enough water.
6. Watching educational shows
“TV is evil!” – many parents assure. But, this doesn’t need to be completely true. You just need to skilfully choose TV programs. To keep the learning from being boring and monotonous, allow your child to watch useful shows. Also, often, reading only a book is not enough to fully assimilate information. There are many programs that provide quality information in an interesting way.
7. Development of independence
An important aspect of learning, in general, is the awakening of such wonderful qualities as responsibility and discipline. You cannot force a child to do something constantly and on time. This has almost no effect. Explain to your child that he needs to develop independently. Tell him about all the advantages that you see in this. Enter into an open and honest dialogue. Make it clear to the child that his development is important not to his parents, but for himself. Don’t do his tasks for him. Let him make his own decisions, even if he does not succeed the first time, no big deal. The child must learn to go through some of life’s failures. This is normal.
8. Support your child
Parental duty comes in myriad nuances. One of them is to help the child make effective use of his childhood years, building up the base for further activities in adult life. Help the children find activities that are interesting to them (preferably in several areas) and support them in learning new things. Don’t force your child all the time to be excellent in everything. He will only need a few disciplines in life and its very important that he figures it out by himself. So what if your child doesn’t like painting just like you? Maybe he’ll be a famous musician?
9. Seek help
The current rhythm of life significantly complicates the task of modern parents to ensure the full-fledged all-round development of the child – as a rule, there is not enough time and opportunity to implement all the necessary planned activities on their own, most of the specific goals require a systematic approach, which further complicates the situation, especially when there are two or more children of different ages. One of the best solutions is a modern early learning centre aimed at facilitating and accelerating the processes of education and upbringing, making them more diverse, exciting and effective.
The upbringing of a preschool child is primarily the task of parents. From what example they set, how they communicate with the preschooler, how much attention they pay to him – his success in school and the ability to acquire knowledge will depend. Additional classes in specialised institutions can be of significant help and support for parents in this exciting, but difficult task.