Before we talk about the grasping power of kids, let’s grasp the subject we are addressing ourselves to. The ability to understand and the capacity to comprehend form the mental grasping power of a child. Add to it, the capacity to retain in memory what is comprehended and the ability to analyze and draw logical conclusions, to rate your kid’s intelligence.
Childhood is that phase of life when the curiosity level is the highest. A child truly wants to know. That’s why a growing child asks so many questions. They ask so earnestly and demand the answer so urgently that parents often get annoyed.
You must have noticed that your children learnt lots of rather complicated things, on their own. It is not uncommon to find parents learning the advanced features of their mobile phone from their 6 year old!
For school going kids, their grasping power determines their performance. The difference in grades obtained by children actually reflects the difference in their ability to learn.
Children learn faster when they are alert and focussed; when they are free from distractions caused by 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 games, 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.
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.
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.