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The Importance of Playing Games for Children

Children learn many information that will contribute to their life through games. Playing is primary need for children just like food, shelter, sleep. Games are the best tools to learn self-expression, discover talents and develop linguistic, mental and emotional skills. Games are children’s language. Children who cannot yet talk express themselves though games and reflect their inner motivation. Games allow children to develop their talents, they are also fun times spend with parents and siblings. The significant point here is allowing children to have fun time while they develop their skills. Effect of Toys Choosing toys are also important since […]

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How to Prepare Our Children for Life?

It is important for parents to prepare their children for “real life”, since once they become adults and abandon the safety and protection of childhood, they have to be stronger and able to think solution oriented. For that, instead of reading them stories like “Little Match Girl”, where a poor little girl dies freezing with hopes and dreams, we should tell those stories of powerful characters. You can also read classic tales and ask questions like “What could the little match girl do in order to overcome the situation?” This would direct them to try to solve problems and think […]

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What is Homework, What is Not?

Homework is a part of school education which some teachers love, all of the students want to avoid and parents are hesitant about. Some teachers argue that homework is helpful for students especially in primary school in order to support the ability to learn alone, to repeat what they learned in school and prepare for the next class. Because while listening class is a passive activity, students become active when doing homework. However, another group of teachers are against homework since they argue is causes students to get exhausted, effects family life badly and occupy the time that students need […]

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Raising Twin Children

Twin children became more common in recent years; and parents are becoming more curious about how to raise twin children. Twin children born at the same time, and identical twins look like each other and hard to distinguish. Therefore they are remarkable and center of focus at every age. It was common sense to raise twin children together. Especially identical twins used to go to same school, dress same clothes, eat same food and have same friends. It was believed that keeping them together helps them to socialize. However, in recent days it is acknowledged that twin children should be […]

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How to Give Pre-School Education?

Ages between 0-6 are important years since children are very open to learn. Children start to know themselves and surroundings, discover and develop skills during these years. These are also years that children encounter moral and social rules for the first time. Characteristics developed during these years affect individual’s perspectives, form of believes and behaviors in the oncoming years. Therefore, these years bring significant responsibilities to parents. In today’s world, pre-school education that is given at home needs to be supported by education institutions. Kindergartens aim to develop children’s skills multidirectional and adjust them to be in a social environment […]

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Importance of Primary School for Children

Primary school is the first step that prepares children to take responsibilities and become an individual. Social relationship with peers, the level of education and other activities play a significant role in life for a long time. Therefore, skills and characteristics developed in primary school affect academic and social life afterwards. Primary school is an environment that children spend the whole day, who are separated from family and home for the first time. Even if the child went to a kindergarten, primary school is a different experience since it means more responsibilities, more formal contact with adults and obviously less […]

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How to Discipline Your Child?

Discipline is a word that everybody approaches with hesitation. The reason of this hesitation is that people understand discipline as strictness and not showing compassion. However, discipline is the tool to make children gain appropriate behaviors and decrease negative attitudes. Moreover, discipline is the way to show children a safe path with drawing borders. Unlike the general opinion, discipline is not strict and stiff attitudes towards the child. It is as important as love, to ensure them explore and learn the world safely. What is discipline for children? None of the children born knowing their boundaries, but it is obvious […]

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Importance of Playing with Children

Even though children want to share their feelings and thoughts with their peers, they cannot since they are not aware of what feelings they are going through and how to express them. Therefore, they avoid sharing them. Games are their communication medium. How games help them to express themselves? Instead of expressing their thoughts and feelings directly, children prefer to tell them with their behaviors during these games. Even though “playing games” sounds as a fun and entertaining activity to us, their behaviors are a reflection of the situations which they fear, feel anxious or worries about. Children who express […]

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Why Preschool Education is Important?

Ages between 0-6; the period before primary school is significant for a child. It is the period that most of the psyco-motor, social, emotional, intellectual and linguistic skills are developed. Characteristic of a child develops and changes many times during these ages. When does learning start? After finishing the infancy period, parents start to teach their child moral values, what is right or wrong in order to make the child a part of the society.  Education starts at family. Afterwards, kindergarten takes some of these responsibilities and maintain them with family collectively. Learning period starts with birth and ages between […]

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How To Create Reading Habit For Children?

If you think about your own childhood, you can remember about how you started reading. Maybe it was a teacher, or your parents, or grandparents who bought you the first book that you loved, and made you a book worm. Or maybe it didn’t happened with just one book, but it was a habit gained over time with many books. However, as an adult, you realize now that a reading child becomes a reading adult. Reading habit helps children to improve themselves through their whole life. Studies also show that there are major differences in school between children who have […]

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