Growing with Fun with Mind GamesMath Teacher İrem Coşkun, December 28, 2021
Each of us is in our brains We are born with billions of nerve cells that have not yet started to function. From birth, babies begin to gather the information they need and perceive the world. Thus, these nerve cells begin to work by connecting to each other in the first years of life. This is how intelligence develops. It also affects the intelligence development of children. The prerequisite for asking is to respond to his needs and to offer him a loving environment. Another must-have is, of course, gaming.
From birth, play begins when children realize their bodily sensations. The game continues first in the immediate environment, then in an ever-expanding social environment. Play enables the child to explore his environment, recognize objects, cooperate, and develop creativity and problem-solving skills. In addition, it facilitates the learning of mental processes such as matching, classifying and sorting many concepts such as size, shape, color, size, weight, counting, time and space. So, as parents/caregivers, how can we benefit from games to support our child's intelligence development?
Tangram It supports children's math and geometry skills and analytical thinking. It enables the development of visual perception and motor skills.
You can ask your child to create some shapes using the pieces while playing tangram. For example: “can you build a house for me?” You can get your child to create different shapes by asking questions like.
Tangram game rules;
Guess My First Words Game
With different sound card sets, Tolkido MIO allows your child to learn while having fun with physical and mental activities. With its Turkish and English options, My First Words set supports intelligence development by improving reasoning and problem solving skills with the included Guess Game.
Memory Game, which is another game included in the My First Words set, helps your child to focus on attention, concentration and It improves other brain functions such as focus. In addition, the Memory Game supports your child in critical thinking and visual recognition.
Story Building Game
A story game that you can play with at least two people, where each player creates a common story by adding a word.
First player starts the game by saying a word. Then the turn passes to the second player. The second player also repeats the first word spoken and then says a new word himself. The game continues in this way, with the players taking turns saying all the previously spoken words and then adding a new word. This game, in which we create a common story, continues until one of the players forgets the words. To give an example;
Player 1: I…
Actor 2: I am today…
Actor 3: I went to the cinema today…
This game will contribute to the development of children's intelligence while also supporting the development of their creativity.
Your child's You can make them spend pleasant moments with the puzzles you choose according to their age. The puzzle game develops your child's motor skills, allows him to establish a relationship between the parts and the whole, improves his reasoning and focusing skills. At the same time, your child's ability to spend a long time solving puzzles will greatly contribute to their concentration.
You can turn ordinary activities into fun learning experiences for children with little questions and games that you can add to daily activities. For example, while driving, the first one to find “ a green object wins. In this way, you can have fun with your child and contribute to his development in the activities you do together.
Play is the best tool to support your child's intelligence development. But most importantly, to meet their physical and emotional needs; to offer her a living space full of love and compassion, where we always make her feel supported.