How do we, the parents, dream that our baby is healthy, obedient, clever and pretty. However, children, as a rule, have their own plans for this. They still do not understand that the mind and knowledge in the modern world, indeed, – the power. And even explain it to them will not work.
And what remains for parents? There may be two options. Either come to terms and let things go, or look for tricks and tricks in order to instill in your child so useful skills and abilities.
Quiet and Shustrik
The prospect of humility somehow did not impress me, and I decided to take the second path. Sometimes envying the parents whose children fulfill all the demands made on them and quietly sit in the corner waiting for instructions, I entered into an invisible battle called the battle for knowledge.
In this regard, I always remember one mommy. She and I took our children to an early development school. Her two-year-old son so diligently carried out all the instructions of the teacher, that it was only necessary to marvel.
And when she asked the question of why her son was sitting quietly on the bench, replied that he was waiting for another task, I, like other mummies, fell into sediment. We caught our people around the perimeter of the room and tried to somehow guide them on the right path, or rather, to reason with them, to do at least something of what the teacher suggests.
I don’t even know which of the two options is better. On the one hand, the quiet ones risk growing into weak-willed people, but on the other, they are much more capable of perceiving knowledge, and hence the chances of becoming educated and intelligent are higher.
But today there are only a few of these calm kids, most of them kids are active and even, sometimes, too. They find it difficult to sit still, they are distracted and not able to concentrate for a long time on some business.
Honored teachers argue that even first-graders have a sufficient level of concentration only 10 minutes per lesson. This happy time begins after the first ten minutes of the session. That is why this part experienced teachers give a new topic.
Tricks and tricks
But we are still far from first graders. Now we are at home. And so that these studies have meaning and, in fact, benefit, I often have to go to all sorts of tricks.
First of all, without even hoping that the lesson will last for a long time, I do not swing, but immediately take the bull by the horns. I propose to my son: Let’s play with words. While he is pondering over the proposal, I am already giving him letters or cards, depending on what is planned. Until he had time to recover, I quickly explain to him the task. Everything, he was involved.
Five minutes later the rush passed. We postpone everything and start to play cars, draw or sculpt. In an hour – another approach. And so several times a day. In the end, we managed to achieve some results.
In addition, the reception with hobbies works well, at least in our case. Here it is important to understand what the child likes, and then adapt his interest in knowledge.
For example, we adore cars. Well, let’s count them, divide them, in order to understand who has more, combine them in color and similar actions.
Son loves books. So, our print editions are alphabets and poems. After all, the latter perfectly develop memory. We read the verse completely, then I make pauses at the end of the stanzas, my son fills them with necessary words, then the pauses become longer. You do not have time to look around – the verse is completely mastered. In three years, my son even tells Yesenin. Besides, what we say is not very good.
Not bad and the reception of the game. For example, we play chairs. To do this, take the cubes (their son also respects) and animal figures. Each animal is planted on a cube of a certain color. We remember. Then everything is mixed up and the son already arranges the animals on the necessary stools. So we develop memory, strengthen knowledge of flowers and just have fun.
So, dear mommies, show all your resourcefulness, and then even the most active and restless child can still get the necessary knowledge.