Young children are like sponges; they absorb information quickly. It’s essential to understand how we introduce them to new information and enhance their early learning and development journey.
A child’s brain development is very flexible in the early years. It means they are more eager to learn and have new experiences. Still, they are also susceptible to early brain development problems if not raised in a way that supports their growth.
Here are some ways in which you can ensure your child’s learning abilities that lead to better development:
Less is More
Our brains process much information every second. Most of this information comes from our visual activities. Children are often prone to many unnecessary details around them. Cluttered classrooms or homes can cause stress and leave your child overwhelmed. Keep it simple by having 2-3 activities per day and keep your children away from unnecessary visual action helping effective learning and development.
Singing energises the brain and promotes deep breathing, which improves alertness in children by enhancing memory power. Singing helps children transition through things better. They learn a new activity quickly and can easily move from one space to another. Rhymes are the best way to introduce your kids to singing; it also improves their verbal literacy.
Laugh with Them
A happy brain processes better information and keeps a growing brain healthy and develop better. Laughter also reduces stress and enhances your child’s emotional quotient. Laughter is an essential part of learning, and make sure your child has a fair share of laughter now and then.
A 3-year-old has an average attention span of 3 minutes. With practice, we can boost attention spans to three folds. Once they are past their attention span, they absorb only 20% of the conveyed information. It’s better to give information to them in small parts than to share large amounts at once.
Colors & Scents
Children are more sensitive to different scents and colours. The best colours to start with are yellow, orange and red. They enhance alertness and improve focus. Colours that fall on the cooler side, like blue, green induce calmness. Scents like lavender and rose are calming, while peppermint and cinnamon induce focus and alertness. Ensure that you don’t repeat the same colours; the children might just start ignoring other colours.
Make them feel safe
Children can’t learn when they are hungry or sick; likewise, their learning ability decreases if they feel unsafe at home. Punishments or threatening surroundings can make them cut off from learning and everyday activities. Build trust with your children and ensure their safety for better learning and overall development.
We hope the above tips help you enhance your child’s early learning and development