The best summer school of all is playing

Ways where you can enhance the child's academic skills this summer with the PLAY artwork.

Now most parents have heard it often: "The kids learn through a game." Especially though exactly how and what they learn are still vague and invaluable.

Before you hire a teacher or register your child for a course this summer, take a moment to fully understand why it may not be necessary. By excluding actual assessment, plays can be given alternately and less stressful ways to understand basic theoretical concepts. Not to mention the fact that summer is a time to cherish our children. Playing or simply being "together" can build a stronger parent / child connection that helps our children safer, safer and more open for more creativity, exploration and learning.

Parents know the immediate and normal value of playing with their children and children. Children want to learn from the first day. The action to play with our children helps to develop wit, emotional health and social skills. Infants who are better involved in traditional sensory and intelligence. A play enhances the child's drive to explore and discover. Subsequently, the infant develops curiosity. Children do not have to be "taught" to crawl, walk and talk. With love and love of parents, the child naturally cares for learning. We as parents simply follow their leaders – their native desire to "learn".

Many parents, however, are less convinced that the players continue to conquer as a teaching material as children grow in toddlers and toddlers. We begin to prevent our own ideas about what our children need to know. Parents fear that by continuing to trust their identity to learn that they could rob them of criticism. The knowledge gained from a game – especially a play that encourages research and problems – can be much better than anything we can cope with.

The following are some information about what academic skills can be enhanced through game and what content you may want to support this.

Mathematical Capacity

Most adults know the basics of mathematics but how many understand us "understanding" mathematical terms? One element that can help children gain a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts include: tree unit blocks.

Children who repeat the temporary tablets may look better than a child playing with blocks. It does, however, mean understanding a block game to thank the child for learning the same idea, but in a more efficient and memorable manner. The concepts described in block games are numerous: count, match, sort, match, use part of the overall, maker of thought and experiment.

Children do more than vacuum and vacuum blocks. Attitudes such as top / bottom, inside / out, big / small, thick / thin, more than / less than / are all signs of how the world works and everyone is better understood through block games.

Unit blocks are not like Legos. They do not match. Children need to work hard to match and balance, sharpen and test.

There are also free games and game books that are not only simple and fun but will certainly help develop mathematical skills without the child feeling like he or she is "blamed". I have listed the number of people I recommend at the end of this article.

Reading and basic skills

Creative thinking before the desire to read. Believe it or not one of the best ways to encourage creative thinking and, on the other hand, building love to read is through an imaginary game.

Through imaginary games, plays a play of ideas rather than "things". For example, if you ask a two-year-old to pretend to describe a "big elephant standing in the kitchen," he usually can not do that. As children grow older, however, they begin to understand meaning from what they see; The action comes from ideas rather than what they see obviously. A piece of wood can be a doll, stick horse, etc. This is an important life-enhancement and should be encouraged.

Free play may not look like an adult observer, but it requires a child to respond to its fast-paced performance and follow the "rules" that believe the game they play. They do not know that they are keeping themselves in favor of routine behavior because the play is fun. Obstacles and attention required at school and in reading are based on these types of amusement and games. With the rules they find in the imaginary play, children begin to discover that the following certain rules of the game can be fun. This can help with a later transition to more important types of routine behavior (eg, school), easier to handle.

Leading child developmentist, Lev Vygotsky, said: "Prescribers who spend more time in imaginary drama are advanced in intellectual development, are more empathetic and are regarded as the social skills of their teachers."

In his book, "Memorandum of Mind", the author of Vera John-Steiner studied the life and thoughts of some thoughtful thinking designers of the world. She sought philosophers, musicians, scientists and architects including Tolstoy, Einstein, Mozart and Aaron Copeland. Imaginary plays occur repeatedly as a major influence in their lives. John-Steiner says: "The earliest fountains that creative individuals rely on are linked to the child's nursery." Formal education helped to sharpen focus, but it was a game that had the biggest impact.

The poets and writers John-Steiner revised reduced their love of words that did not flourish in a quiet environment, but in a dramatic match with peers: "feel the most in the midst of noise, movements and sharing of the lines." Often how we as adults perceive the platform: (chaotic, waste time, loud or insecure) is very different from how a child perceives and internalizes the same range.

Imagination in kindergarten can help older children in school, to deal with a new school and to remember and think better. That "of course" young children do it while impersonating "private thinking" when they grow older. This contribution to self-awareness and can help guide them through many scholarly situations. This "inner speech" has been linked to developments such as planning, reflection, recording and transformation into a new insight.

What Parents Can Do

Try to agree to the creative activities of a child before submitting your ideas. Children learn best about communicating with more experienced partners instead of "instructions." Adult activity does not take into account how young children learn. Listen quietly to adults is not how children learn best. Experiments and errors offer so much more.

Some adults do not like how their children play and they can tell them how to use a toy. It may also be difficult to resist stepping in when the child is unhappy. However, try to avoid disturbing. Assistance to help can move the child from looking for and finding a solution that will serve him best. To tell them how to use a toy can squelch his interest in it. In a research project aimed at promoting games among poor children, parents were taught how to "play" with their children. The results were most interesting: "Parents actress rather than directly predict the children intellectual and social security."

"Educational" toys emphasize satisfaction over educational value. Problems arise when adults emphasize what a toy teacher is about how the child wants to use it. I remember when the grandchild of the children caves them home that speak the various countries and continents. My children loved playing with the special "pen" that made the voice speak. They had little interest in geography. I was determined to show them the "right" way of using it so that they could learn about the countries. They quickly lost interest and moved on to something else. Having left them, I have imagined that they had already acquired more geographical knowledge in their own way and at the time. Instead, because of my interference, it became something that they should rather clear.

Try to avoid playing out of an intellectual sense. Children recognize and evaluate genuine participation. If there is a real struggle to take part or if you can not resist intrusion or frustration it makes sense to reflect your own exercises at the start of the game. This can help you understand your own motives and conflicts. It will be easier to work on learning different different methods that are best for you.

Discovering and building on the strengths of the child will give academic and social skills a much greater boost than grief over fraud that can only increase anxiety.

Here are some suggestions, toys, puzzles and games that help increase the child's academic and creative skills this summer. Enjoy!

Reading and Language:

Contemporary Thoughts
Synthesis of Seeds
Games: Clever mouth, Apples on Apples, Bananagrams



Old clothes for "dress up"
An old camera to make "movies"
Old equipment they can disassemble
] Bulk plastic balls
Nervers or water guns (if you're in a gun game)

Mathematical Capacity:

Games: Set, Sequence. Rummikub. Blokus, Mancala
Casino Like Spit or War
Perplexor Puzzle Books and Maze Books: Encourage Troubleshooting and Finding Solutions.
Tree blocks


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