CHILDREN ARE BORN READY TO LEARN
The development of a child’s brain starts within the womb, and many believe that an infant can hear voices, interpret them and respond according to those voices. Brain development continues for years after birth as the child goes through various experiences in life. This development depends upon the parents, family members, and other connected people as they play a vital role in the child’s life. A child’s warm, responsive and engaged relationship with the family members and others makes it easier for him to learn at the best.
Learning is an endless and daily process, an infant has the innate and natural ability to learn from the environment and surroundings, and they can interact with the people around them through their expressions and emotions which are self-learned by them. A child can learn in the best way by getting actively engaged with the environment.
Children observe their surroundings, see the faces of people around them and get familiar with those faces. In this way, they connect with their family members and get to know about their people. They also hear and respond to the voices around them. They usually listen and observe the sounds and try to follow the sound patterns without anyone asking them for it. Children also learn through their senses simultaneously, they learn through touch, taste, smell, seeing, or hearing.
Exploring and experimenting with objects and materials is one of the learning tactics of a child. They may put some random things in their mouth, shake the objects, turn and twist, or break things, and learn through this exploration. They can also be seen doing some experiments with sand, water, or other materials, all these activities help them to learn and understand more about the surroundings and items around them. They are the makers and try to build new things out of their imagination, they also learn a lot by building things with cardboard boxes or toy blocks.
The best thing a child does is that they never hesitate to ask questions, such as, what is this? Why is it like that? The best way for a child to learn is to get involved in various tasks that people perform around them. They listen to spoken words, learn the language, and understand the tactics of communicating with others. They develop expressions by seeing only. They adapt the body language and gestures which are being performed around them.
Although learning is an inbuilt and ongoing process, a child always needs support to learn new things from the parents. Parents are the role models and the best support system and they need to care about their actions around the child because their actions have a huge impact on a child’s development along with space, place and environment.