The First Period of Development

The First Period of Development

A baby’s mind is constructed during the first three years of life, neglect or interference in its development will appear by age three, affecting the character and the intellect for life. “A little cut in a young tree is a large cut in a large tree.” It is important to let the child grow naturally with guidance, love and simplicity. Being sensitive letting the child learn at his natural pace. One must engage the child with activities and ideas seeing ultimately its reason. Being open to the child’s own assumptions. The innate characteristics of a person are developed during childhood, making the education during childhood most important for a successful future.

Children four to six years old have a big desire to learn how to read, write and experience math; by encouraging that motivation one can instill in a child good study habits and enjoyment in learning. Everything needs to be introduced to the child at the right time; the teachers must observe and know the child’s interests and abilities to be able to provide him with the proper exercise. At this age intellectual challenge is a fun experience. If the child looks bored the teacher needs to look into his way of teaching. Children are proud of their efforts; they gain their power and energy through their own efforts.

The teacher has to be careful not to interrupt the child’s spontaneity helping them in their independence letting them do things themselves. Children absorb experiences and information, by giving them the environment necessary for growth a child can develop positively.

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