Monday, November 28, 2011

Which Learning Style Describes Your Preschooler Best?

Ever noticed that you learn better in some situations and conditions than others? Are you a "show me and I will understand" type of person? Or are you rather a "here, let me do it" kind of person? The answers to these questions identify the way you prefer to learn. In general, there are three ways by which we learn:

    Kinetic (Kinesthetic)

Although we learn by all three methods, many children are naturally more inclined to one of the three. As parents, it is important to be aware of this and to recognize any preference that exists. It is even more important to realize that your own learning style may be different from the learning style of your child. It is most important to establish this as soon as possible so that you can change your teaching style to match your child's preferred learning style.

Visual Learners

Monday, November 21, 2011

Picking The Best Play Sets For Your Children

Providing growing children with play sets is one of the best ways in which you can encourage their development. Outdoor play sets, in particular, are wonderful for enhancing almost every aspect of a child's growth and development. By setting up such and encouraging your children to play on it, you can ensure that they are getting the physical activity they need as well as important opportunities for socialization and learning. Play sets are probably a lot different from when you were a child, however, so it is important to understand the different types available, and how they can help your children have fun and grow as people at the same time.

Basic sets are very similar to what you may remember from growing up. It is possible to purchase a high-quality wooden set with a slide and swings for your children that will give them hours of fun. On the other hand, extremely elaborate sets are also available. These play palaces typically feature a slide and swings, but they also can include bridges, climbing walls, playhouse structures, tire swings, monkey bars, and many more features. Customization is possible in most cases, as well, if you are looking to design the ideal play apparatus for your children.

One thing to remember is that bigger, more elaborate play set is more conducive to higher numbers of children playing on them. The last thing you want is for any child to feel left out, which is why you should obtain one that is big enough for your family, as well as the occasional group of neighborhood friends. By offering a play set with numerous available activities, you can be sure that your children and their friends have enough to do without leaving anyone out of the mix. However, you should also encourage sharing and playing well together. This means that you will want to install one that offers adequate room, but also allows for children to play collaboratively.