Childhood is the phase of life when the curiosity level is the highest. That’s why a growing child asks so many questions. You may have noticed that children can learn complicated things on their own just by asking questions. It is not unheard of to find parents learning the advanced features of their mobile phone from their 6-year-old!
Grasping Power: What Does It Mean?
The ability to understand and the capacity to comprehend form the mental grasping power of a child. Add to it, the capacity to retain memories and the ability to analyze and draw logical conclusions. For kids in school, their grasping power determines their performance. The difference in grades obtained by children actually reflects the difference in their ability to learn.
When Does a Child Grasp More?
Children learn faster when they are alert and focused; when they are free from distractions due to their health conditions and the home environment. Health and happiness depend not on any single factor but on the entirety of all factors; their total lifestyle.
Kids who watch TV till late in the night, who need to be pulled out of the bed in the morning, who eat indiscriminately and shy away from outdoor activities, run the risk of suffering from physical ailments and mental lethargy. They tend to be less attentive and need to be taught the same lessons repeatedly.
How to Ensure a Healthy Lifestyle for Your Child
Parents must realize that their children are emulating them and must present to them a healthy lifestyle to help them shine in their sphere of life. Here are some ways to help your child lead a healthy lifestyle:
- They should have at least 60 minutes of physical activities every day.
- Include fruits and vegetables in their every meal.
- They should not spend more than 2 hours a day on a screen.
- Engage them in indoor and outdoor games instead of watching TV or using the phone.
- Avoid snacks such as cakes, chocolates, chips that have more sugar content and saturated fats.
- Whole grains, reduced fat dairy products are healthier alternatives.
With regular physical activity and good eating habits, your child will be on the right path to a healthy life that will ensure more grasping power.
Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three Preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and child care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child’s social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.