HOW is the DEVELOPMENT?
Brain development depends on structural-hereditary characteristics, as well as environmental factors and the activities the child does. While the cells and connections that are operated on and used in the brain are strengthened, those that are not used also shrink or even disappear. This can be summed up as the “use it or lose it” principle.
For this reason, every person who deals with babies and young children leaves permanent effects on their brain development. Children’s relationships with adults and their communication affect their brain development. These effects can be either positive or negative. If you want to positively affect your child’s development:
- Respond to the signs and voices s/he gives,
- Talk to him or her, read to him or her, sing to him or her,
- Develop daily, stable habits,
- Encourage to research and play.
WHAT CAN PARENTS DO FOR THE INTELLIGENCE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR CHILDREN?
Parents; establish a relationship with their children based on trust and positive support and provide their children with a rich stimulating environment. In this relationship and environment, they can support their children’s intelligence development with the activities and experiences in which the child actively participates.
Children’s Benefits of Playing Hide and Seek
The game of hide and seek is traditional and very entertaining for all children. In addition to being fun, it is also very useful in children’s development. The hide-and-seek game also helps babies to auditoryly comprehend the environment they first perceive visually. Working of both visual and auditory senses at the same time will support your baby in terms of mental development. This support for mental development also improves your child’s problem-solving skills. Understanding that lost objects or people do not actually disappear completely helps babies’ memory development; However, the abstract thinking feature that developed fully after the age of 11 starts to be developed from a very young age.
Positive And Healthy Parents:
In a family where there is love, respect, peace, trust, and transparency, the child is accepted in all aspects. In addition to being a good model for their children with their parents’ behaviors, they are also a guide. Such parents guide the child, but release him or her to make decisions. The child who develops this skill over time by looking for solutions to problems with his parents also suffers the consequences of his choices.
Parents determine the rules and boundaries in the family for everyone and together. Therefore, the child is free within these limits. Parents explain these rules logically to the children. They listen the thoughts and ideas of the children in every subject. They respect even if children’s ideas are unreasonable. The child grows up as a person who is respectful to himself and his environment, knows the limits. S/he has high design power, can express his or her ideas easily then has a developed sense of responsibility. For that reasons, they become tolerant, friendly, and happy.