Early childhood development / Happy kids learn better
Children are known for their natural curiosity. They want to see, smell, touch, taste and hear everything. Ensure better brain development for children by establishing the proper foundations to turn their actions into learning.
1. Happy environment
The amount of knowledge retained by a child is directly related to how they feel. A happy and comfortable environment, filled with engaging stimuli, is the perfect place to start.
Many parents tend to rely heavily on the latest gadgets and technology to help their child learn,
but these often lead to too much stimulation, which ultimately leads to stress.
Keep puzzles, drawing/painting stuff, balls, building blocks, dolls, bikes, games etc. easily accessible.
Have a dress-up box, musical instruments, hand/finger puppets and music ready.
3. Happy repeats
Children learn best through repetition and practice, so make time to help them run through their acquired skills, like reading the same books again.
If your child is ready, take it to the next level by increasing the difficulty; you may want to have books with slightly more words.
Listen to audio stories, start your little one’s own book collection or join a library.
4. Happy body
How your child feels inside is just as important as how they feel outside.
Their rapid growth and development relies on proper nutrition and a balanced diet, which is why food choice plays such an important role in supporting this.
For example, milk can provide important nutrients such as calcium and protein.
A healthy body means fewer sick days and more opportunity for learning and development.
Give your child a combination of protein, dairy, fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates and water/milk at every meal.
Make snacks count and try to offer them frequent bits of fruit and vegetables with ample water during the day.
With all these tips and tricks, it’s important to remember that a child will be at their optimum learning capacity when they are happy.
That is why the joy of being around loved ones is essential to the learning experience.
To ensure better brain development for children is easy: Just spend lots of time playing games with them and join in their growing and learning experiences.