By Jessica Davis
The mind of a child as he or she is in the early years is like
an empty basket. This is often called as “tabula rasa” in
developmental psychology. This mind is then gradually fed with
information from the surroundings especially from those that
are very accessible to him or her.
This makes the development of a child’s mind very complicated.
There are threats around, but a child must not stop learning
because he or she is in the true foundation age of life. The
inputs in this stage would make a lot of difference for him or
her as growth unfolds. Why does a parent or guardian need to
take the most of the time educating or teaching a child on his
or her earlier years?
As the foundation of his older years, the things that are
injected in a child’s midst would be carried through until he
grows more maturely. If as early as three years, the child is
being taught the value of studying, he will surely grow up
maintaining the diligence
Having sharper memories, children learn and remember fast. It
follows that it is the easiest to teach a four-year-old than a
forty-year-old stubborn adult. Children store not that much
feeds of information.
The endless studying closely follows, so therefore being
conditioned on how important it is to study and how one
could well be easily realized by children and then follow
guides with promptness. This prepares the child for
Learning is fun and there is fun in learning. Both of these
true for children. With that, parents must try to think of
methods that would aid their children’s learning without
killing the element of fun. They learn easily if you teach
in a form of play or activities.
This is the best time to teach the child how valuable
self-confidence is. Allow a child to do things by himself in
some cases. This is not neglecting but a means of telling him
or her that he or she could do it alone.
Having the self-confidence with your aid will indeed help your
child establish the elements of independence in him or her.
This would be a great strength the child would carry with him
or her as he or she grows up.
Teaching your children how to learn thing as early as possible
in their lives is a kind of lesson from you that they would
hold as a great influence throughout their lives. A smart
does not only think but also feels.
About The Author: Jessica Davis is a freelance writer for the
Baby Times. She writes a regular column which is published
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