Harvard professors call it “Golden 7 Years” to nurture and educate a child into human beings.
According to research, through these 7 golden years, children already have a number of skills necessary to continue the path of learning and working in the future.
Nurtures a sense of security for children at 1 year old
Many 1-year-olds are already able to walk and even say some simple words instead of relying only on crying to convey feelings and needs. At this time, children begin to explore the world around them, many things adults find dangerous but they do not feel like hot water, electrical outlets …
At this age, parents need to be protective and patient with their children. Continuously introduce to children dangerous “areas” for children to form “a sense of safety” … Now parents need to love and play with their children, helping them always feel safe and comfortable. A mother-on-child, growing up in uncertainty is rarely able to do big things on his own or make decisions for himself.
Develops communication skills at 2 years old
2 years old is the time when the language center of the brain develops fastest. Children already know how to express their preferences, language is more and more diverse. At this age children learn to speak through the ears, ie to hear sounds from outside and imitate.
At this time, parents should communicate with their children more so that they gradually discover the attractiveness of language. If the child can “argue” with their parents, the teaching is considered very successful.
3 years old cultivate imagination
Imagination begins to form and develops from the age of 3. Parents can sometimes see children play a superhero in cartoons, not only can fly but also have superpowers. At this point, children use surrogate objects to do things that are not possible or impossible in life.
If parents see a child with a similar language or action at this age, do not hold back but encourage the child to participate in all “scenarios” that they build up. Imagination is a way to help children perceive and understand the world around them beyond narrow personal experience. In addition, parents can play games of guessing colors, drawing paper, painting … to both enhance their imagination and promote their innate aesthetics and art, if any.
Cultivate your creativity when you are 4 years old
Childhood experiences will be associated with children’s creative development. It can be seen that at this age children can do things that adults have never seen before, even things that are not in cartoons they have seen. Parents at this time can join their children, suggest to help their children to be creative, should not say disparaging words about the products they make, making their children lose interest and confidence.
In addition, let children interact with many people, situations and events to cultivate living capital, increase motivation to imagine. At the same time, creating a comfortable family atmosphere so that children can ask many funny questions, even seem funny.
“Set rules” at 5 years old
5-year-olds have their own independent perception, but sometimes they do things without rules.
Children must be understood, everything has rules. Even in the family, parents can set rules such as cleaning toys by themselves, eating on time by themselves, watching TV at the specified time … Once set, parents remember to seriously implement and reward. Clear penalty to the child.
Cultivate concentration at 6 years old
6 years old is the period entering primary school, and is also the best time to improve the child’s ability to focus. Puzzle games like finding differences, finding shapes, finding letters, finding colors … can significantly improve a child’s ability to focus. This is also a way to train the brain to function well.
At this age, parents should also instruct their children to focus on doing one thing at a certain time to practice concentration. For example, children playing with toys will not watch TV or move the house. This helps them focus on the problem in front of them instead of trying to think of many other things at once. In addition, parents must also create a serious learning environment, limit the use of televisions, smartphones, tablets, game consoles … for children to focus on learning.
7 years old brain training
7-year-old children officially entered the path of learning. This is the time when parents train their children to memory, play puzzles, practice vision, touch … to stimulate brain activity. Reading is also a good activity to help children train their brain and personal thinking at this time.
In order to stimulate and support the child’s brain development, parents should take their children to play areas, such as: parks, zoos, intellectual playgrounds or expose their children to folding toys. figure, thinking. Some important nutrients to help children develop intelligence, parents should also increase in daily meals such as: Protein, iodine, iron …
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