How can you encourage children's independence?
For parents, the child always emains a child, no matter how old, both at the age of 2 and at the age of 40. However, independence is an important quality for child development, maturation and personality formation. It is necessary to teach children independence from an early age, because as a child you develop the foundations of your personality.
Confidence is impossible without independence. Psychologists describe four main factors in developing independence.
- Adequate self-esteem and fair assessment of your retention
- Strong critical thinking
- Sense of responsibility
An independent person can set goals and achieve them. She can also solve her problems and live independently of others.
In addition to motor development in children , various independent games provide new experiences that promote sensory development, improve emotional recognition, teach various useful things, and help the child understand the cause and effect relationship.
After children learn simple actions, they discover the world with greater certainty. Educational toys help. Toys for children can be pulled and pushed, opened and closed; Children begin to distinguish between different colors, shapes and sizes, to untangle a rope; see the logical consequences of actions and much more.
Here are a few examples of how a motor house can make a child more independent.
Imagine your child playing with a wooden motor skills house.
The independence is demonstrated at the first touch when the child chooses a small part with which to start playing. Our high quality wooden toys have many small parts, and almost each of them, in addition to the main function, also performs the general task, which is to understand the logical consequences of the process and to achieve the desired result. If you turn a key, the door opens; if you press a switch, the light went on!
Wooden toys that are on the roof of the motor skills house make the movements of the fingers free, complete and powerful, thereby starting the preparatory phase for writing and drawing on paper. With laces and zippers, motor skills are developed in children, and in the future the child will be able to easily dress himself and handle shoes. The clock on the front introduces the child to the concept of time, although time passes unnoticed while playing with this fascinating motor skills house!
Another key benefit of this busy toy comes from the fact that concentration training is convenient and accessible to children. The boys and girls who play with small parts can learn to concentrate well and not be distracted by background noises. And that is a very valuable skill for modern life, which is made up of a multitude of events.
On our website Montessori.store you will find many educational toys that can help your child on their way to independence and are an excellent gift for children .