Children after only 4 years on this planet begin to construct their own theories about how the physical world works.
Focus on Positive Reactions in the New Year – Be Careful, Our Responses Can Crush Our Little Ones Creativity
Over the years, I have watched how parents respond when presented with beautiful artwork created by their children. The natural response is, “What is that?” The child looks crushed, almost to say, “What do you mean, what is that? Shouldn’t it be obvious?” Thinking ahead and preparing yourself with the proper response will save your [...]
Have you ever considered that boredom represents an advance in cognitive development? If a child does something repeatedly and then loses interest doesn’t that mean the she “got it”. She, in effect, thinks, “Here it is again and I know what happens next.” The construction of this understanding, in actual practice, requires some high level [...]