We often hear from others: Oh, what a smart kid you have! How clever he is! Just a child prodigy !.
But in many respects this is the merit of the parents themselves, since the development of thinking in children does not occur by itself, it is led by adults. And the sooner they begin to engage, the more invaluable experience the baby will receive.
My sister has two children. She is a very caring modern mother. Since birth, has been engaged in their comprehensive development. First, in a playful way, she developed at home, and then she wrote down the girls into an early development group, where most of the class is dedicated to the development of thinking.
When my daughter was born, I, adopting the experience of my sister, also decided not to waste time and from the very birth begin to develop the baby. So I invented for us various tasks for the development of thinking.
Discover the world through the game
Since the first children’s experience of knowledge and development begins with the assimilation of the names of objects and phenomena, I came up with the game Highly sitting, I see everything!
This game was to talk about everything that we see. Walking on the street or playing at home, I called all the objects that we see, and a little later, the action, and then added a brief description.
When the daughter grew up, we complicated the rules: we called the objects according to the proposed description. I must say that the description came up with not only me, but she too.
Acquainted with the names, you can proceed to the generalizations. So, studying animals, we divided them into domestic and wild, studying plants, we called trees, shrubs and flowers, while not forgetting to indicate what they have in common.
Having mastered this material, we again complicated the task, and now we call a group of objects in one word and look for an extra object.
Speech development shapes thinking
The development of speech plays a crucial role in shaping the child’s thinking, and since the development of fine motor skills contributes to the development of speech, I try to pay special attention to the corresponding exercises.
So we sculpt various figurines of salt dough, plasticine, paint with finger paints, collect peas in a glass, look for the lost button in a bag of buckwheat … and accompany all this with explanations.
For me, various educational toys have become excellent assistants.
In our house, a developing rug first appeared, and then a turtle sorter appeared for a year.
A wonderful educational toy teaches how to match the shape of a figure and a hole. The correctness of the assignment is accompanied by music. It also teaches us to conclude that if you press a button, the figure will turn into an animal or bird.
Remarkably train thinking different lacing. We were given one such. There it is necessary to lace the leaf correctly to the tree, the flower to the flowerbed, the window to the house, etc. Here the child already makes conclusions and explains why it is here.
Now everywhere open groups of early child development. And modern moms are in a hurry to give their child there. But if you do not have such an opportunity – do not be upset. At home you can perfectly develop the thinking of the baby, only caring mommy will have to be patient and be creative. Good luck!
How do you develop your baby and does he have favorite educational toys?