Whenever we learn something new, regardless of age, we need to exercise our sense of touch in combination with other senses, like vision and/or hearing. We need repetition in order to retain the information or skill we are willing to acquire.
A consistent, non-threatening attitude of the adult will keep stress levels down and the learning environment at an optimum.
What is required from parents?
- Willingness to observe how small children learn.
- Consistency sets the scene for children to practice without the need for punishment.
- Patience and careful demonstration are the art and the skill of the parent, for it will lead, in many cases, to voluntary practice by the child.
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