Child Brains Like Sponges

One of the most important things for children is good education from an early age. They need to be taught social skills and learn to interact with their contemporaries and ideally teaching should start at home. From the age of two a child can join one of the many schemes devoted to child development. Most of these schemes combine physical games and exercise with language skills and pre-reading activities.

Children aged two to five years they offer free games and structured games with an emphasis on pleasure. Games are not competitive and focus on building children’s confidence – a big advantage when they start school.

Children ages six to twelve have schemes that offer many different games and sports. Exercise disguises as a game so the kids have fun while being physically fit. Jumping rope and playing hula hoop is a very good physical exercise as well as fun. Professional staff are all trained in health and safety and you should not be afraid of the welfare of your child

It is sure that parents have a large part to play in their child’s education. In the home it is important to play with the child, talk to them a lot and read to them to develop their language skills. Spending time with your child reciting nursery rhymes, pointing to pictures and letters in board books or playing with alphabet blocks will all help your child to start reading at an early age.

You will be surprised to find that your child will soon recognise the covers of their favourite books and will even pretend to be reading them using the words that they remember from your story telling sessions. It is a wonderful feeling when a child recognizes their first letter or word.

Providing colored crayons and paper or coloring books will help your child develop their writing and drawing skills. At first a child will just scribble but they will soon start to try and draw objects around them or copy letters.

Giving your child the best start in life, it may be better to combine a stimulating home environment with an educational scheme. At home, children get your personal attention one by one. In the right scheme, your child will learn to interact with peers and work as part of the team in a socially acceptable way.