Children & Brain Research
How do you start learning?
When a child is born, the brain is still quite immature. Up to this point in time, only a few synapses (connections between nerve cells) of the billions of neurons (nerve cells) have formed, which are necessary for the first steps in this phase of life. Everything new is learned. In the first few years, massive synapses are built up for every area of the brain, resulting in a huge excess of nerve cells. Only the neurons that are used remain, the unused ones are broken down. Therefore, the potential of children must be best supported and developed in the first few years.
Our tip: The potential of a small child is developed and trained, for example, through learning music, learning languages, learning math, learning to read, playing with wooden toys or in nature with other children and much more.
What do children need most in order to learn quickly and well?
Small babies need adult help in the beginning. They need warmth, food, care, employment and love. You need a good example to help you overcome your fears. A baby learns to rely on its parents.
Our tip: Are you thinking of 20 ways your child could feel even more loved?
How do young children learn?
In the brain, every perception corresponds to a corresponding image or pattern of excitation. The child tries to activate an existing arousal image that matches the image from his perception. As soon as the patterns match, the child can react to it with the usual reaction. If there is no match, nothing happens at first. The old excitation pattern is then changed until the new image fits into it again. Then the child learned something.
Our tip: Let your child get to know as many new impressions as possible.
What is particularly important when learning?
The speed of learning is not critical. Children have to relate their previous experience and knowledge in order to classify and use new impressions.
Our tip: Talk to your child about the day, week, experience