5 BRAIN DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
It might be every parents’ dream to see their little ones little by little discover the world around them and learn new things one step at a time. It is such a delight seeing these young toddlers utter simple words, count anything around them, identify colors and figures, and all the other sort of activities. The best thing to do is to help the brain development of your child as regards to learning is to start early in teaching him/her. At the age of 2, the brain develops tremendously making it as the best opportunity to enhance their language acquisition and motor skills. At the age of 3 – 5, that’s the time that the growth of the child becomes slower than before since the brain is working on its connection on its different lobes.
Toddlers are basically into the exploration of the world and the environment they belong whereas they begin to develop their problem-solving skills and the use of language in expressing what they want. In fact, Michele Macias, the spokeswoman of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said: “Kids should be out there exploring and getting ready for their next important job: going to school.”
So how do we prepare these young ones? In this article, there will be a list of things that we can use in order to enhance the brain development of these toddlers in learning.
- Play with the Weather
Ask your kiddo to do a report to you every morning about the weather! Just go outside for a while and tell him/her to look at the sky for a while. Then go inside and ask him/her to report the weather of the day. This activity will not only give you time to bond but it will also develop your child’s ability to speak and rationalize.
- Look at the Measurements
Let your child give specific measurements about everything. You may start by teaching him/her about measuring through steps or sticks. This will make a strong foundation on your child’s mathematical abilities.
- Allow them to Sort Their Things
I can say that this activity is one of the best! Make your child categorize the arrangement of his/her toys and other simple objects at home. You are hitting two birds with one stone through this, teaching him/her responsibility as well as enhancing his/her categorization skills.
- Sing Nursery Rhymes
Enjoying while learning is both combined in this activity. Your child will surely appreciate your moments singing together and at the same time memorize a variety of speech sounds and patterns.
- Take a Walk
Learning, of course, is not just limited to the four corners of your home. Go outside and take your child for a walk. While outside, allow him/her to interact with other children and let him \/her describe to you what he/she sees outside. This is the best way to help your child build his/her social skills.
There you have it! Through this simple activities, you can now help your child cope with the changes and discoveries that he/she is facing at the moment. Enjoy and have fun bonding and teaching your little one! 🙂