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The Stages of Play in Early Childhood

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Play is crucial for children at the early stage to improve their mind, brain and intelligence. It is also essential for their needs of eating and sleeping. With the proper play activity, your infant will grow appropriately. Children will build their muscle when they are running, rolling, jumping, catching, swinging, or throwing. Those physical activities may boost the endurance, balance and strength. Once they burn energy, they will get tired and hungry, so it will help you to make them eat the meal and get to sleep better.

Activities really help your little one to understand the phrase of stop or go. If you take them go to the beach and play sand along with pot, you may teach them about full and empty. So, they can use the information for the daily routine and may develop the ability of understanding something. Once your children understand the information you give, they will pay more attention to the job they need to do. Play may assist them to deal with a problem and try to solve it. Then, they will know what is right or wrong, what they allow to do and not.

If you let your kids play with other, they will learn to share and be patient of waiting for their turn. It is also helping them to speak up about their feeling and to talk what they want nicely. A group activity will train them to be a leader and how to be a follower. By interacting with other, child may understand themselves and others’ feeling. The benefit of play in early childhood is they will grow in four ways, emotionally, mentally, physically and socially. You need to know that all children are not same. Each kid has their own characteristic and ability. You may notice that younger children will be not as active as the older one. They will grow and improve the skill based on the age.

However, the crucial thing you need to keep in mind is kids are different. They will have the dissimilar ability of something and differ than other. They may not have the same way at the same speed, for example, there are some babies who need long time for crawl, but other stand and walk just without experience the phase of crawling. For your information, even twins baby grow in the dissimilar way. Once you understand the individual dissimilarity of growing, you will be aware of human development principle.

Understanding the Importance of Early Childhood Education

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Early childhood generally encompasses the first eight years in the life of an individual. The education given during these years of a child’s life plays a very important role and helps in proper development of children. Early childhood education can be fundamentally termed as “Learning through play”. Recent research have shown that early eight years in any children life are crucial time because during this phase their brain develops and much of its ‘wiring’ is laid down. The education experiences and relationships a child has along with nutrition can actually affect child mental growth enormously. While good early childhood education helps the brain to develop in healthy ways, improper education or study without play on other hand may affect brain development in different manner.

Recent studies of early childhood education have even shown some remarkable success. It resulting effects on child motivation and learning power last for a long time. Today where education has become very important role to play in a society, it is not right to postpone investing in children education until they become adults, nor wait till they reach school age. In fact early childhood is a vital phase of life in terms of a child’s intellectual, emotional and social development. Besides this, the most important point to know is that the growth of mental abilities is at an astounding rate and high proportion of learning takes place during this period.

It is very important for every parent to understand that a child spends first eight years in realization of his or her own identity. These are very crucial years when children gain a sense of self and learn to associate themselves with the people around them. They develop an understanding and behavior to a certain extent. For this reason it is suggested that early childhood education during these years should be more focused on teaching children about the world around them through play and establish the links.

Certainly, today it won’t be wrong to say that early childhood education is the key element that helps in building a god foundation for child’s educational success. Every child learns habit and form patterns that are not easily changed in later years. If parents and educators can develop productive early education patterns for the children in their charge, those children will be on their way to achieving great educational success. The lack of parental interaction during early childhood can negatively impact a child’s development.