2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 03:30
The brain changes as we learn and needs a variety of activities to develop in a balanced way. Here are the best activities to offer our child.
Reading forces us to imagine things without knowing visual or auditory support. Reading a book, we imagine the flavor and the sweet smell of a strawberry pie, we hear the guitars of an evening around the fire, we can see the waves breaking on a beach where there is no one. All the places and all the emotions that we do not experience, but that we must imagine stimulate our brain in a very he althy way. By the way, in the same vein, you can also encourage children to dictate or write their own stories to deepen the experience.
Playing an instrument
Playing an instrument by before age 7 has been shown to strengthen your brain connections. Of course, playing it later is still great for kids and adults alike. Playing an instrument gives a whole new facet to learning, promotes dexterity, reduces stress, gives self-confidence and fills free time with the most beautiful activity there is. There isno good or bad instrument, but the piano and the violin are the instruments most often offered to children. Still, drums, clarinet, flute, guitar and other instruments are just as good if your kids are interested in them because playing fun is just as important.
Playing a sport
Sport, in addition to oxygenating the brain, helps to develop skills necessary for thinking and problem solving. When we also know that it helps us develop team spirit, rhythm and flexibility, it becomes obvious that this is an activity that should have a special place in the lives of our children.
Playing with others
The presence of others in games triggers all kinds of thoughts that are hard to trigger otherwise. Empathy, collaboration to solve problems and sharing are all stimulations that make games between siblings or friends very important. You can choose activities like board games, role play or outdoor activities.
Dancing gives rhythm, allows you to foresee what is coming, clears the mind and can even reduce vertigo according to a study conducted in London. It also stimulates coordination and stimulates cognitive abilities. All types of dance work, the important thing is to find one that we like or that our child likes.
Look at what is happening around us, take the time to listen to the birds, to feel the wet earth on a rainy day, to look at the landscapes while traveling, to visit museums, natural centers, playing at grandma's house or in the yard and noticing the new painting or the little bird are all stimulations that improve the sense of observation and increase the sources of learning.
video games improve selective attention, reflexes and spatial memory. In addition, they prepare young people for a future where technology is omnipresent. Of course, many parents insist on exposing them to it in moderation, but the same goes for all the activities offered here. To grow well, you have to do a little bit of everything in moderation.
Looks like nothing, glue sticks, scissors, construction paper and glitter develop creativity, dexterity and reasoning. All the abilities developed while tinkering will be used whenever your child has to do manual or creative work.
Following blueprints to build houses, cars, and other things with tiny blocks expands math, physics, and engineering learning. These games also help children to better understand the concept of space and this skill will be very useful in the long run.
So thatthe brain works well, it needs hydration, vitamins, minerals and good fats. It's good for your he alth, for your memory, and eating well provides pleasure, which provides neurotransmitters that also help you concentrate. Taking the time to enjoy a good meal is therefore very useful for the brain.
You may think that sleep is a waste of time, but sleeping helps the brain a lot to memorize information already learned. In addition, sleep helps to cleanse the brain of its toxins. These are excellent reasons to allow the family to sleep longer.
And the brain of the parents?
The brain, contrary to what was previously believed, does not stop regenerating in adulthood. If you feel like taking up new activities, dancing, playing the piano, painting or learning anything that excites you, go for it! You will also get all these benefits and there is no age to learn!