As parents, try to find adequate time for your kids and provide them with first-hand experiences. Certain experiences can be taken for granted depending on the community where you live.
Kids love doing. Kids learn the most when they are given the opportunity to learn by the use of the maximum number of their senses. Kids love the practical experiences.
For example, children with a rural background will have a fairly good knowledge of seeds being planted and fertilizers spread. Kids love it when you start your lesson with a demonstration or experiment.
Never assume that your kids will get access to all sorts of life experiences in school. Even if the school is a good one and provides vicarious experiences, your approach will certainly still stand out unique.
Look at the following few experiences:
- Visiting a farmhouse.
- Visit to a nursery.
- Observing sparrows building nests, laying eggs and rearing their young ones.
- Visiting a printing press or a garage.
- Visit to a health clinic or a hospital.
- Visiting a plastic industry.
- Visit to an old age home or an orphanage.
- Visiting a recycling unit.
- Visit to a sericulture or a pisciculture plant.
- Visiting a museum or a zoo.
- Visit to a dollhouse or a studio.
- Visiting a building construction site.
Never play down the importance of such visits while conversing with kids. Even if you are well versed, show a lot of interest in the activities there. Unless you show interest, how can the kids get enthused?
Kids will definitely shoot dozens of questions, once he gets engrossed with the subject. Once you are in a site, discuss the situation, raise doubts, answer questions, compare things, appreciate good work done there and yes, at the end of it you will have contributed a lot to kid development.
I have seen some parents who think that their kids are too young to catch up. But, that is not a fact. Kids too can understand and appreciate. They are curious enough to know new things. Even your daily visits to your friend’s place or market or doctor will have new experiences in store for your kids to see and understand.