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This is a guest post written by Tracey Clayton.
Contrary to popular belief, organizing fun events and parties for your child, do not only have an entertaining goal, but they can actually greatly contribute to his cognitive development. This is especially important for children who are struggling with school, for those who feel left out or excluded from other groups of children. Parents play a major role here and can really aid with the child’s self-esteem and his overall development process…If the problem is too much for parents to grasp alone, it is a good idea to seek help of a professional psychologist or psychiatric for that matter. Here you can find out about all the things that parents can do for their children and in what ways can they aid them in their development:
What Can Parents Do In The Cognitive Development Of Their Child?
Cognitive development is a process that focuses on children’s development from an early stage, in the terms of information processing, logical thinking, language learning, conceptual resources and other crucial aspects of one’s development process. What a parent can do to aid his child in this process is to
offer the right kind of support. This can be accomplished by talking with your children, showing them the proper ways to express their feelings, helping them boost their observation, memory, learning and thinking skills.
Parents can also help their children with organizing parties and similar events, which aid the child, develop certain positive virtues:
Teaching children about gratitude and humility is very important, especially today, where it seems to be quite difficult to hold to true values. It is crucial for them to learn to stay humble and to be thankful for all the things they have in life. A great method for teaching children these values is throwing theme parties depicting their favorite superheroes. This allows them to identify themselves with their idols, to become heroes for one day, to walk in their shoes for a while…It is important to teach children to look up to their superheroes. After all, these role models have a lot to be thankful for; they have survived every battle so far – not only with their enemies, but with the difficult times in their lives. This is why it is good to talk with them about superheroes, about their positive virtues and enable them to become like them.
This is another positive characteristic that children learn during their parties. This can be accomplished by implementing a part where all of the children will get a small token of appreciation. This does not necessarily have to be something extravagant; it is the thought that counts. It is a good idea, if your child is having a birthday party, that instead of just him getting presents that everybody gets a small gift. Also, if you are organizing a back-to-school party, you can give every guest a small notebook and a pen. What children really love is playing raffle, so you could easily organize a small lottery competition as well.
One of the best sides of throwing a party for your child is the fact it will greatly contribute to his social skills. This way the child is getting an opportunity to talk with other children, meet new friends and to learn the basic rules of behaving and socializing. It also gives him an opportunity to be in the center of attention and to feel more accepted and popular among his other group of friends. This is also a great way for him to learn how to organize his time and schedule and to learn to handle situations involving huge groups of people.
These are all simple methods that could greatly aid your child in his development process. The best idea is to start implementing these techniques when your child is still very young. This way he will be able to grasp certain things and learn about positive values on time.
Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She loves cooking, baking, sewing, spending quality time with her daughters and organizing awesome parties in Boing Central kids’ party places. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”