It is a basic need for children to play. Give them the freedom to do so while they are young. Give them the options to discover what will give them the best satisfaction. Helping them find out their interest in such a young age will determine their future.
The following are just a few of the play-and-learn options that you can let your child select on his own. They will not just hone their skills and talents but will inculcate values which your child will need to become the best person he can become.
If you are a sports buff, try bringing your child with you in your practice session. Your child may have the same interest as you. If your toddler doesn’t seem to be interested in what you are doing, then he might be inclined to other sports. Try watching different sporting events in T.V.; you will notice what catches his eyes. Give him pointers about that sport to draw more interest and bring him to a sports club where you can determine if he is really into it.
You will already know if your child has the inclination for dancing by the time he can manage to walk. For sure he has made your day for countless times with his signature dance moves. While you have taught him some routines, take it to next level by enrolling him in a dance school for kids. You will judge if he is really up for dancing when he is with his hanging around with fellow dancing toddlers.
It is easy to tell if a child has the makings of a great singer. If one parent is a singer, then the child might have inherited the talent. The possibility is even more if both parents are music lovers. But even then, you can notice if the child loves to sing when he follows all the nursery rhymes in your DVD and when he prefers to play with the microphone than other toys; your child might be the next concert artist of his generation.
Level up his coloring activities. He might be inclined to something more like painting. Enhance his painting skills by bringing him to art galleries and art studios. Who knows, the baby you are cuddling right now will be the next Leonardo Da Vinci.
One of the most practical activities for your child is enrolling him in a typing class. Being in the computer age, it is indeed very beneficial for your child to be efficient in typing as early as possible. Incorporating advance use of the computer and lessons on languages, later on, will maximize your child’s potential.
A child learns as he plays. Patience while indulging your child in educational activities is the key to your child’s progress in all aspects. Be artistic enough to inculcate play in these educational activities to ensure that your child will find enjoyment in what he is doing.