If you have been following my microblog, you already know that
- Early learning is important because it is the period of rapid brain development.
- 0-6 years is the Sensitive period for a lot of skills.
- Presenting the child with appropriate learning materials is of utmost importance.
- I have a love affair with Montessorian approach, and try my best to incorporate these practices at home.
Play is serious business, and the best form of learning for children.
Consider this- You show your kid an apple and say ” apple”. Baby repeats.
Now consider this.
You give said baby, an apple.
Baby touches it, feels it, holds it, smells it, throws it, bites it, and asks you what it is.
You say “apple”.
Baby correlates and repeats.
This is what an ideal toy should do. Promote multi sensory learning.
When a child places blocks, one atop the other and encounters one that doesn’t fit, he is encouraged to think analytically and laterally and solve a problem.… Click to read the rest “So many toys, so little time!”Continue reading →