5 Tips to enrich your children’s mind that doesn’t cost a cent
Children are born with a natural curiosity. They strive to learn lots of things in life, gifted with a natural intuition and an open mind with every aspect they encounter. Everything is interesting to them. That’s why they want to learn and discover. It’s a great sign of proper development.
Parents need to assist children in developing their mind, which will be an excellent means of introducing them to more nuanced, complex concepts as they age. It will be easier for you to teach them about moral values and develop their self-esteem.
Here are 5 ways you can enrich your kid’s mind:
- Give them moral examples to follow. What you say and do each day reflects your opinion of the world. If you say optimistic things, your children will do the same. Children are detailed imitators. You need to say and do kind things anytime, any place.
- Listen to them when they talk. Sometimes your children may ask questions that sound quite silly to adults, like “Mom, where does the moon sleep when the day comes?” Listen to them and answer seriously without patronising the,, “The moon does not sleep. It shines on the other half of the world.” By listening, children will feel respected by their parents and take note of what's said to them.
- Portray happiness. Share all the happiness, positive vibes and thoughts you can with the children. If you’re happy, so are they. By doing this, the children will see that life can be enjoyable even when times are tough.
- Introduce them to deeper aspects of nature. Tell them that all things in the world are connected and that there’s a reason behind it. For example, water is needed to help plants grow, that these plants are sources of food for other living creatures. There may not be a “B” in stem for biology but it is still one of the most critical learning areas in our education system.
- Be flexible with rules you've put into place. Children should be informed about what they need to do. However, always take notice of their development. There will be a time when they will be able to decide what they want to do. By being a bit flexible with the rules you have set, children will stay cheerful and expressive while also learning why you have rules and the importance of discipline in their personal lives.