Cards for child development: it's never too early to start learning
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- Cards for child development: it's never too early to start learning. Developing cards for classes with children at home and in the kindergarten
It's never too late to learn and it's never too early, all parents should remember this. In this article, let's talk about how you can begin to develop the baby from the earliest years and even months of his life. It's about what it is and why there are cards for the development of the child.
When to start?
So, first you need to decide on the timing, when you can start to develop your baby. Some mothers will be surprised, but this can be done already from the first months of the child's life, when the sight of the crumbs is more or less normal and the child can already concentrate a little and keep his eye on one object. Beginning to learn with the help of cards the kid can already from the age of four months, but it is best to do this with six months, when the crumb can already sit and with great pleasure perceives communication with the outside world.
What should be the first cards for child development? There are a few simple rules. First, all the drawings for the youngest children should be monochrome, as simple as possible. For example, it will be just a red tomato or a green leaf. Do not buy a crumb of drawings, for example, with professions or other complex pictures, all the same the baby will not be able to realize them yet. It is also important that the background is just white, the child will perceive the drawn so better. You do not need to wait for the crumbs, that in a couple of dozen classes, he will independently show where the green cube is, and where the yellow ball is. This will happen after about a year, or even a year and a half. However, it is not worth to give up lessons or leave them "for later", everything that a small one sees and hears, he remembers. Tolk from such exercises will be exact.
When the baby is a little older, you can begin to complicate your studies. Now cards for child development can be more complicated. Drawings can consist of several colors, there may already be a colored background. You can also enter in the training of several blocks of cards with different directions. So, today we are repeating the cards "Household items", and tomorrow - "Fruits and vegetables". Mixing the same theme is not recommended for easier perception and the mood of the baby on the right way.
Letters and numbers
After the child turns 18 years old, you can begin to study letters and numbers with him. To do this, cards for the development of the child with the necessary symbols written on them are suitable. However, it should be said that contrary to previously relevant methods, today scientists say that it is easier to study crumbs not just by themselves, but in words. For example, today we study the word "mother", where there are two letters - "a" and "m". When the letters are repeated in words, they must, again, be spoken again to better assimilate. Such cards can also be purchased at the store, but you can do it yourself. So, for example, starting to learn a word, you can draw it with your child or write on a piece of paper, thus making your cards for later training.
Today very popular are the development cards of Doman, which can be purchased at any children's store. American neurophysiologist in the first half of the last century made a surprising discovery at that time, telling the public that the baby can learn different kinds of knowledge from completely different areas at the youngest age. Doing this is never too early, because the child's brain is still, as they say, "tabula race" - completely clean and ready to absorb all that is given to him. Glen Doman developed a technique that affects immediately the hearing and vision of crumbs. Teaching kids, he recommends using various thematic cards, with which you can get knowledge from various fields of science. They can teach how to read, count, understand the world around him and his subjects.
Rules for Doman cards
However, for his teaching material, Doman advanced strict rules. His development cards for children were to be printed on a thin cardboard, the ideal size of them should be A4 (but today this rule is not the main thing, the cards are much smaller). The text on the cards should be printed clearly, in large letters necessarily using red ink (this is necessary so that the color attracts the kid, helping him memorize what he has seen and written). If on the card something is depicted, and not a composition or a cumbersome picture, the background must be necessarily white, so that it is easier for the kid to concentrate his attention on the main thing. Doman has also rules for images. It can only be realistic drawings. Different cartoon options are not suitable. It's more like a picture than a picture. It is necessary to ensure that the kid does not get confused in what he saw, realizing that the figure contains what he sees without a problem in real life.
The essence of the lesson
However, parents should know that it is necessary to use cards competently for developing classes. Here we must remember that the main goal of the lesson is to view pictures. Therefore, there is nothing to worry about if a kid wants to take a card and better consider it, you should not forbid doing it. However, the lesson itself must pass in accordance with several rules. So, the first, for each card takes about 10 seconds, this is enough for the baby. Then one card is placed and the second card is shown. The parent can simply read what is written there, that is, give an explanation to the picture, or you can somewhat complicate the task. For example, to give more accurate information about what is painted there: where this item is used, why it is needed, etc. However, it should be remembered that all knowledge should be as encyclopedic as possible, you do not need to sound your fantasies or fantasies, it all this will remember and sometime reproduce. You can also learn foreign languages with these cards, simply designating a drawing, for example, in English. It is also necessary to say that it is better not to mix developing cards, but to leave them in their thematic categories. For one lesson, you need to show no more than one block of cards, or even less. During the day, you can spend two or three small classes, however, again, from one thematic category.
It is necessary to say that children's developing cards can be used not only at home. It is possible to teach children by this method in various developmental activities, in kindergartens, etc. However, it is important to remember that the enemies of any training are boredom, fatigue and lack of interest. If the teacher (be it a mother or a teacher) sees that the baby is not interested, it is better to postpone the occupation to a more successful time. Also it is necessary to pay attention to the child's desires: if he wants to work longer, do not blame him for it, so be it, do not be afraid to break the prescribed rules. However, it is also necessary to have a sense of proportion, do not make the crumb do what he does not want now, still it will be catastrophically small.
Although today most parents are quite skeptical about this method of teaching, it has already gained popularity not only in European countries, but also in the vastness of our Motherland. With the help of cards, the kid remembers all what he has seen and said - trains memory, learns abstract thinking and the correlation of objects, trains sight and hearing. Such early education will definitely cause the crumb to speak much earlier than it can happen. And, of course, this is another way of sharing time with the baby and more intimate with him.