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Teach your child to ‘sense’ the world

June 12, 2012

 

Teach your child to ‘sense’ the world

 

We human  beings experience the world through our senses. The development of children is especially influenced by how and what they taste, touch, smell, hear, and see. There are times when our children’s  sense are unbalanced, or other circumstances. For instance if a child has a temporary hearing problem  owing to an infection or surgery, his  other sense become more active to compensate for this. Thus, he might come  to prefer the sense of touch over the sense. As parents, you should try to ensure that your child uses his sense in balanced way. Provid opportunities for different play activities where the child  uses all sensory experiences well. In a world filled with so many passive activities like computers and video games, children may lose out on opportunities for proper sensory stimulation.

Experts have provided some tips for parents about this, called ‘The Seven Drops’ .

  1. Drop your voice. Whispers sometimes make your children listen better.
  2. Drop your body. Children feel more relaxed when adults come down to their body level.
  3. Drop your TV remote. Find time to be with your child whether it is by putting down your remote newspaper, or cellphone.
  4. drop your guard. Let your child take risks, so that they can truly experience success.
  5.  Drop your defense. If your child has a problem, don’t get defensive. Acknowledge the situation, and do what’s required.
  6. Drop your batteries. Electronic toys and video games don’t stimulate kids. When kids play with toys that requrier brain power, they gain much more out of them.
  7.  Drop your misconception that fun is silly.
Source : Magic Pot

 

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