When I come back mentally in my own childhood, I have always before my eyes there is a picture, as I was, still a toddler, playing on the floor with blocks with her older sister. She shows me different pictures shown on different faces of the toy, and I can not understand the principle of the location of the pictures. And trying to find especially liked the Fox with despair roll the dice on the floor and raise it again. I remember my sister taking a toy in his hands, showed me how you can flip the face of the cube, looking favourite. And mine, with nothing comparable to the excitement that I learned how to search for images.
Since then, sad to say, many years, but when I had a daughter I wanted her as often as possible in their childhood experienced the tremendous delight of recognition of something new and unknown. That is why, starting with the first months of her life, I am very actively engaged in developmental activities for children.
The first game
When my daughter was three weeks, I decided it was time to open the front of her magical world of the game. Having tried a whole bunch of various techniques and having studied many of the recommendations that we identified about a dozen games, training which did not require special Continue reading
Child theft is the so-called “shameful” problems. For any parent this is usually a shock: the child in the family because no one teaches them to steal, and he takes someone else’s…
This child’s behavior is perceived by the family as evidence of his incurable immorality. “We have no one in the family never did!” — I often hear from those affected relatives. Not only that, the child shames the family, the parents of his future is solely criminal. Though actually, in most cases, it’s not all bad.
The idea of what is “mine” and “theirs”, appears after three years, when he begins to develop a sense of self. Nobody in their right mind would call a thief two-three-year-old, who took without asking anyone’s thing. But the older the child, the more likely that his act would be regarded as an attempt to misappropriate, in other words — as “theft”.
The age of the child in such situation is conclusive evidence of awareness of the committed, although it is not always true. (There are known cases, when children are seven or eight years didn’t realize that by adopting someone’s thing, they violate the generally accepted norms, but sometimes, I have five children, committing theft, well aware that doing bad).
For example, could be considered a thief five year old boy who, feeling great sympathy to his peers, Continue reading
Today, many parents want to provide their child with the harmonious and comprehensive development. But to understand all the stream rushed upon us like an avalanche systems and methods is very difficult. Doman’s cards, cubes Zaitseva, Waldorf system, the Montessori method. the list is long.
So how not to get lost in all this variety?
First of all, you need to clearly understand what a particular method. And then to make an informed decision. In this article we will discuss now one of the most popular systems of education and development of the child — the Montessori method.
The author is Maria Montessori (1870-1952), an Italian educator and humanist. The most important, fundamental, and conveys the essence of the method is the motto. “Help me to do it myself” .
The great importance of Maria Montessori gave the period of development of the baby from 0 to 6 years. It is believed that during this period is the most intense development of the child, during which there are special times when the baby is particularly susceptible to any particular activity.
And if at this auspicious time with a child will not be necessary for the development Continue reading