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Learning through delight ( For Nursery / primary school children’s parents)

June 21, 2012

Learning through delight (For Nursery / primary school children’s parents)

Play is the first step a child takes towards for learning. Watch a very young child, and you will be surprised to see how he invents new games every day.

In fact, each act of naughtiness, and each prank the child acts out exposing him to new “lessons” about the world around him. It is often said that home is the first ‘school’ a child ever attends, and that the parents are the first ever teachers he encounters.

As parents you can make this home-school most effective by trying out various games that promote your child’s mental growth. For example, with a child who has already learned to distinguish colors, you can try this task in the form of a game. “Find all the yellow things I this room!” presented as a playful challenge, this would instantly trigger the child’s enthusiasm to exhibit his newly acquired skill. You could also try games with letters, even before the child has begun to learn letters. For example, Spread a newspaper in front of the child, show him the letter ‘A’ and then ask him to locate the other similar-shaped, letters on the page. After 5-6 times, the child would begin to identify the shape of the letter. Gradually, the shapes and names of letters will get imprinted in the child’s memory and he will start showing you the familiar letter-shapes whenever he sees them-on public hoardings, posters etc. it is just a play for the child, who has no idea that he has just turned the magic key to the world of letters! Games with sounds are useful too. Try making the sounds of familiar animals and Birds and ask your child to identify them. Of course, all such games have much more significance than being merely a prelude to classroom learning. They actually promote the growth of their intellectual skills and also bring a tremendous amount of happiness to children.

From :- Magic Pot

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