A child at an early age absorbs information at a very fast pace. This is coined by Maria Montessori as the child’s “Absorbent Mind”. Take advantage of the child’s absorbent mind by making sure to take every teaching and learning opportunity to help them learn. Programs like universal pre k in New York provide a lot of opportunities for children to learn but remember their learning is not limited to only the classroom.
Here are a few fun ways that we, here at The Day School of Astoria, think would be great ways that you could help your children learn:
- Visit historical and science museums
Promote your child’s curiosity by visiting historical and scientific museums. Children love being in new places with a lot of new interesting things and stories. Places like our preschool and daycare in Astoria, New York, sometimes have field trips to museums to cater to the curiosity of a child and promote their learning.
- Bring your child with you while you do your chores
One great way children learn is through example—and who better to lead by example than their parents? When your child joins you during your daily chores, they learn in the way you do things and in the way you interact with other people. This type of learning is can supplemental their learnings during daycares like our Astoria daycare in New York.
Read books together. Start a book club with your children. Books are a great source of information; reading books together is not just a great bonding moment for you and your child but it is also a great way you could teach your child new things.