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Our Children's Abilities

Our Children's Abilities

We're always so hyper-concerned with making sure our children can memorize the alphabet, recognize letters and numbers, count to 100, name shapes, and identify colors.⁠

The funny thing is... by doing this, we're totally underestimating our children's abilities. ⁠

Memorizing is the most shallow, simple level of learning - meaning every child will do these things effortlessly when they're ready for it.⁠

Real learning happens when a child is able to freely analyze, evaluate, and create.⁠

It happens when they're able to categorize objects in nature based on their observations, draw the things they saw on their morning nature walk, plan a game or an experiment, design a city of blocks and figurines, or cook a feast in their pretend kitchen.⁠

This academic push in early childhood stems from a deep lack of understanding of early brain development. The only way for children to reach their optimal cognitive potential is through pure, unstructured, child-led play.⁠

This post was brought to you by @raisewildflowers_. More than a toy designer, be mindful is a community of parents who are going through the process of building the best denizens of next generation.  As such we encourage and delight in our community participating in our blog and social media efforts.  Your voice will be heard across our community and who knows which kid or which parent your wisdom will enlighten!  Feel free to email us at howdy@mindful-engineering.com or submit an inquiry on our site if you have a blog post idea you want to share!

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