Parents often ask themselves how they are to deal with their children, how they are to give them everything necessary to succeed, and not just how to provided food and clothing. After all, in this day and age, everything is a lot more complicated. There are more choices and opportunities; we have to choose from many different options. There are private kindergartens, early childhood development centers, tutors, and many more things to help prepare our children for their later education; things that are utilized so that we might be the best parents possible.
There are different opinions on when it is we should educate our children. Some of the most common examples being: 1. Do not deprive your children of their childhood, they will learn regardless of the level of formal education; 2. The earlier, the better; 3. Leave it to the teachers at their schools, they can probably do it better – So then, what do we do?
As a mother of six children and a psychologist, let me share some observations. Perhaps you are a young mother, or already have a lot of experience, yet still have many questions.
According to the research and development of such psychologists as: Maria Montessori (adherent of early development of children), Glen Doman, L. Colberg, at each age, the child can learn certain skills at every stage in life, therefore it is extremely important that not any age is missed. So, Maria Montessori, there are various methodologies available, which is correct when it comes to the child's natural growth? For example, according to Montessori, in the period from 0 to 6 years, the child's speech is developed. It is interesting that children start to actually learn how to talk from their birth. They do so by listening to everyone around them. They are also constantly repeating various sounds. During this time, we are to play with our children. We can even start introducing the alphabet, and many other figures. As the child learns to speak, he or she can learn, one can implement more and more. There are many good books on this subject. Thus, it is possible to carry out the learning process quite early,
From the age of two it is possible to start going out and doing developmental activities (of course in the form of a game, and in a convivial atmosphere, as Kolberg insists). In this he is right. So then, we have an answer as to what age we should start teaching our children: The child learns from birth, and if smoothly transitioned, he or she can be gradually transferred to more complex levels, one must also take into account the personal needs of each child, using their various idiosyncrasies and talents to your advantage. Maria Montessori, a neuropsychologist, described special periods when the child is more susceptible to information (more details about this technique are described in the article “Maria Montessori Methodology”).
I wish success to you and your children.
Author: Svetlana Bozhieva