Do young children experience stress when it comes to learning?
How can parents help eliminate the stress and improve the learning process?
It’s common for a child to forget what they learned in preschool the day before. So much has happened between yesterday morning in preschool and today. Their little minds are moving as quickly as nature will allow and can look at their eyes to confirm this fact. They want to see and experience almost everything.
Games for preschool children helps children learn and retain information. Games also help to make learning fun which helps to improve the child’s memory of the lessons learned while playing the game.
There’s not only a certain amount of pressure to learn the ABC’s, numbers, shapes, and colors, there’s an equal amount of pressure to remember what was learned. It’s not uncommon for a three-year-old or a four-year-old to say his/her ABC’s correctly on Tuesday and by Wednesday they can’t remember what comes after the letter “t”.
This is where games are helpful in creating a fun, yet repetitious, technique to help the child remember.
Games for a young child can be a simple as selecting the picture which fits the question. This one simple task includes building cognitive skills such as connecting what the child hears, with what the child sees and then ultimately what the child knows. They can then point to the correct answer or with tangible games can press a button or take action to select an answer.
When the child answers the question correctly, it helps to improve
self-esteem and self-confidence. The child then employs concentration to get even more correct answers.
It doesn’t matter how many wrong answers the child gets in the beginning. When the game is repeated over and over, the child learns and remembers or retains the information. It’s not until the child retains what he/she has learned that the preschool teacher can move on to the next subject.
It’s all about progression. First, the child sings the ABC’s, then they say the ABC’s and before long they identify the alphabet in sequence and out of sequence. Usually, a child colors the ABC’s before learning to write the alphabet. The child already understands the ABC’s make up words and the words make up sentences.
Some children retain information better and faster than other children. If your child has a challenging time remembering the alphabet preschool games will help. Don’t worry if it takes longer than you think it should. Each child learns at his or her own pace. If you show impatience or worry, it will disturb the child and they may withdraw. Show little to NO emotions when your child is underachieving in “your” opinion.
Always keep in mind, remembering 26 letters which appear not be connected in any way is hard work for a two or three-year-old. Somehow, children realize how important the task is, thus they have stress. Educational games and colorful
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