Child’s Brain Development Activities
Communicate With Children
When you work on developing good communication with your child, it helps your child to develop skills for communicating with you and other people. It also builds your relationship, because it sends the message that you value your child’s thoughts and feelings.
Communication with children and babies is essential to their relationships and development, Good communication involves listening and talking in ways that make children feel important and valued, Communicating well with children helps them develop skills for communicating with others.
Good communication is:
Giving your baby or child your full attention when you’re communicating with each other.
Encouraging your child to talk with you about what they’re feeling and thinking.
Listening and responding in a sensitive way to all kinds of things – not just nice things or good news, but also anger, embarrassment, sadness and fear.
Focusing on body language and tone as well as words so you can really understand what your child is trying to express.
Using your own body language to show that you’re interested in what your child wants to share with you.
Taking into account what your child can understand and how long they can pay attention.
Introduce Books, Storytelling and Narrating Events
Stories play a vital role in the growth and development of children. It’s also good for children to understand that books are a useful source of information and that good reading skills are important for success in their future lives.
Children who can read well are more likely to have higher confidence levels. This will benefit them in school as they’ll feel able to participate fully in activities. Another part of building confidence and self-esteem is knowing where you fit into the world. Stories can help with this process by showing children what people’s lives are like where they live and in other parts of the world.
Stories are a great way to introduce new words and ideas into a child’s language – starting with picture books for the very young, working up to more complex novels for teenagers. Stories can help children learn about concepts such as shape, size, space and color, up and down, inside and outside, numbers and the names of objects. They can also teach children about everyday tasks, such as how to brush their teeth, taking care of animals, cleaning and tidying and preparing food.
Young musicians and dancers learn skills like balance, control and coordination. Singing and movement is also good aerobic exercise- linked to stress reduction, physical fitness and overall good health.
Physical Benefits- Dance will help develop muscles, tone the body, improve circulation, improve posture, balance, coordination and promote greater flexibility. Flexibility is often overlooked as a benefit but can really decrease the chances of injury especially in an active child.
Increased hand-eye coordination and improved fine motor skills. Students who can perform complex rhythms can also make faster and more precise corrections in many academic and physical situations. -Center for Timing, Coordination and Motor Skills.
Children who are involved in dance will excel in their academics and tend to be more creative. The art of dance helps teach a child to focus, creativity, and discipline, all in which are mandatory in any area of education.
The physical benefits of proper nutrition are endless: it gives children the energy to live life to the full, protects against malnourishment, maintains the immune system, prevents obesity and reduces the risk of chronic disease. Some important nutrients for children include: Calcium strengthens bones.
The most important nutrients are proteins, Carbohydrates, Fats.
Every day we should intake fresh fruits and vegetables to lead a healthy life. Drinking 10 to 12 glasses of water will cleanse our body and keep us fit.