It has been incredibly rewarding, when visiting our children at their homes, to see our parents teaching and working with their children and being creative with the tasks that are sent home. What seems like a simple task or game of matching colours or sorting different shapes, is enormously beneficial to children.
Sorting objects, matching shapes, colours and pictures helps build visual perception – the brain’s ability to understand what the eyes see – as well as thinking skills. Generally, children can sort into colours before they can identify and name colours. Learning to sort and classify helps build valuable memory skills.
Other stimulating and fun activities on this week’s agenda was building blocks! Not only are these little blocks so much fun, but the advantages are brilliant too. Finding the right block and constructing various items encourages patience and organisational skills as well as constructive problem solving. Fine motor skills, focus and concentration are also exercised.