To not engage in learning activities with a child during the pre-school period in the hope that school will prepare him may cause the opposite effect to occur. A child who is not motivated to learn may experience fear at the prospect of doing so..
From an inability to see and grasp the lesson and remember, the child will lag in his school’s child development study programme, and it will be treated as an unloved lesson. There will be a fear of doing a poor job, and constant self-doubt. The class time of 30-45 minutes in the first few grades will seem daunting because there is no prior experience of learning and remembering new things. Walking to school takes on the character of an obligation. Since he is not used to being taught, the child is psychologically (overtly or covertly) traumatized.
Only a smooth transition from one stage of life to the next will show a good result, and will not traumatize the child. A sudden change in the moral and mental workload can cause a nervous condition. Entering into a previously unknown environment has a serious effect, both physically and psychologically, on the child, according to pediatricians and neuropathologists.
Even the most negligent parents must make the time to spend with their first grade child during homework time. As soon as a parent feels comfortable from 3rd to 6th grade, in the 7th, the child begins learning geometry, physics, and chemistry- sciences which require logical skills and associative, abstract and geometrical thought processes. So, the parent is once again upset and frustrated: “Why didn’t you listen?” “That’s so easy!” “Why can’t you understand things?!” etc.
Wouldn’t it be easier to prepare the child for the ability to handle school material, not only for the first years of school, but the later ones as well? And for life as well, with its problems. How? Through education at the preschool age, when you can easily and effectively teach children ways and methods of problem solving. Much time and effort is required. What is necessary is simply a system of critical thinking skills training, which is geared toward kids from 1,5 to 2,0 years of age.
In addition to the intellectual course, we do the following:
- Developmental games
- The basics of drawing and painting
- Musical coordination of hearing and voice with articulatory gymnastics
- Gymnastics of the mind