Watching a child play

Watching a child play.

Careful observation of a child's play can provide them with information about its development. There are children, at whom (just like Monica) Gross motor development is inhibited. The child is generally well developed, intelligent, has a large amount of messages, he can express his thoughts nicely, draws and paints beautifully, but sluggishly, he moves awkwardly, does not like to run, jump, overcome terrain obstacles. In others, strong in Mark, there are disturbances in the area of ​​fine motor skills, their manual dexterity is clearly impaired. There are also children who are overactive, who cannot sit still for a few moments, they can't do one thing for a long time, concentrate your attention. Some start talking later than their peers, have difficulty pronouncing correctly, they twist words, a lisp. Others, though they speak correctly, but they are silent, they are reluctant to speak, it's hard to get them to talk. They have difficulty formulating their thoughts, they deliver them chaotically, incomprehensibly, they construct sentences in a primitive way. Others talk non-stop, smoothly and nicely, they always have something to communicate to the environment, they just don't close their mouths.

In some children, just like with Monika or Marek, only one function is affected, but it happens anyway, that some features are delayed. The child is generally reluctant to take action, which give him difficulty. He tries to avoid them. As a result, it neglects its already less developed function. Lack of exercise, in turn, aggravates developmental disorders, which were insignificant at first.

So, you need to pay close attention to your child's play. If we notice, that it explicitly avoids certain types of activities, let's try to encourage them. Don't force, nor urge, but just having fun together, which the child himself does not undertake. For example, if it avoids construction games and although it has beautiful blocks, it does not build anything out of them, or puts together the same rather primitive structure over and over again according to one scheme, let's show him, that bricks can also be built in a different way. And if encouraged, he will try to arrange a slightly different variant from the previous one, let's celebrate this achievement, even if it was small, and the job was done flawlessly. This will encourage you to keep trying and practicing. Okay, when the child has other attractive construction toys in addition to bricks. At the beginning, to make it more willing to manipulate, we'll show him, what can be done with them. Kid, who has the proverbial two left hands, it is good to equip with plasticine, and even better in potter's clay, show, how to model it. And don't be offended, if it sticks only the simplest forms for a long time. This activity is also useful, it allows you to practice hand movements, and that's what it's mainly about. Over time, the child will begin to model some objects or characters. And although the results of these first attempts will probably be very inefficient, the effort of the child should be noticed, praise his achievements, encourage you to keep working.

Drawing and painting greatly develops not only the child's manual dexterity, but also his imagination and intellect. A shy child can be encouraged at the beginning to paint with a brush, and fingers. This occupation is embarrassing, helps you relax, get rid of complexes. The effects of work, usually very unexpected and interesting, encourage it to continue, they trigger the fantasy. Outside, it is worth encouraging to draw with a stick on the ground.