From birth, all children are endowed with the ability to learn. If these inherent traits are missing or weakened, it is probably because little attention was given to their improvement and consolidation. Parents should understand this and begin fostering their child’s development from an early age.
Intellectual child development
The development of nerve cells in the brain occurs during the growth process of a child. Neural connections make it possible to form a baby’s ability to walk, talk, think, and feel. In early childhood, brain capabilities are great. During this time, children tend to easily and quickly absorb information, show interest in the outside world, and happily strive toward new knowledge. These different memory capabilities allow them to learn and remember large amounts of new information early on.
It should be remembered that at an early age the development of a child is directly related to the efforts of the adults and the quality of training that they receive. The human brain consists of two hemispheres, and training is necessary for each one. In the preschool years, a rapid growth of nerve fibers affects the synchronization of both hemispheres. Therefore, the development of a child’s capabilities is very important at this period. There is no doubt that self-development occurs throughout life, but brain training should be started at a very early age when the brain operates with maximum efficiency.
Directions for the process of early child development:
- Formation of oral speech
- Development of thinking (this refers to the development of intelligence, the capacity for analysis, comparison and collation, and the ability to make conclusions)
- Development of imagination
- Sensory development (development of fine motor skills)
- Development of the ability to focus attention (development of observation)
- Activation of creative thinking and natural talents
- Social development that forms communicative skills, the ability to adapt, self-confidence and confidence in one’s own abilities, and the development of self-realization
What does the method of intellectual development in Tinker Thinkers Academy consist of?
Our methods are based on working with the Japanese abacus. Here we take into account the peculiarities of intellectual abilities, the psychology of young children, their interests and commitment to mastering the use of a computer, and their love of modern gadgets. Classes utilizing this technique encompass the development of mental counting as well as targeted homework with the use of a specially designed computer program. The performance of these tasks is a great daily workout, and, in the end, provides great results.
When working with an abacus, both hands are needed. This contributes to the parallel development of both hemispheres of the brain. The skills they learn to manage enable children to master both the sciences and humanities in equal measure, which leads to the formation of a harmonious and comprehensively developed personality. At a certain stage of practice, the cessation of the abacus allows for the development of imagination, memory training, and creativity.
Stimulating the desire to learn is achieved through unobtrusive ways of teaching where a child exhibits their communication skills and develops self-confidence. These skills enable children to discover their talents and achieve premium results in various fields of learning as they grow.