I was standing near the escalator and suddenly noticed a young mother who tried to force her daughter to stand on a moving stage. The child, who looked about four years, lagged behind, clinging to the railing and cried: “no, No, mom, I’m scared!” The mother, whose hands were full of parcels, continued to pull the child “don’t be such a baby, and she said to her – I’m embarrassed for you. There is nothing terrible”.
At this point, tall silver-haired man, who was waiting to get on the escalator, leaned over to the little girl and said, “You know what it is? This is the ladder for young rabbits. At night when the store is closed, they jump on the stairs. It’s their favorite game. But during the day the rabbits are scared of people and hide, allowing boys and girls to go on their stairs for the night.” The girl looked at him. Then with a serious expression trustingly took his hand and together they went up the escalator.
“How wonderful”, I thought to myself. Must this man has children and grandchildren, since he knows so well to distract the child. But something about this situation forced me to return again and again to her. Everything was so cute and yet something was wrong.
I realized this later on tonight. The trouble was that although the girl and persuaded to climb the escalator, Continue reading
The development is mainly characterized by qualitative changes, the appearance of tumors, new mechanisms, new processes, new structures. The most important signs of development, it is differentiation, the early dismemberment of the former integral unit; the emergence of new parties, new elements in the development; restructuring of the relations between the parties object. There are many types of development, so it is important to find a place among them occupies the mental development of the child, i.e. to define the specific features of mental development among other development processes.
Many psychologists have studied the relationships between the thought of the child and reality, which is known as the subject. They recognized that the object exists independently of the subject. But in order to know objects, the subject must act with them and thus transform them to move, associate, combine, delete, and again to return. At all stages the development of cognition is constantly linked with the activities or operations, that is, transformations, transformations of the object.
The problem of knowledge cannot be considered separately from the problems of the development Continue reading
In the works of L. A. Wenger is devoted to the development and education of children of preschool age can find scientific justification and confirmation of how the computer can help the intellectual growth of the child.
On the display screen come to life any fantasy of a child, the heroes of books and fairy tales. But also come to life and the world, numbers and letters. Getting a computer game, they create a special world, like the real, but also different from him. Computer games are made so that the child could not imagine a single concept or a specific situation, but got a General idea about all similar situations or objects. Thus, children develop these crucial operations of thinking as a generalization and classification . which standard training begin to form from 6-7 years.
In computer games the child begins very early to understand what the items on the screen are not real things, but only the signs of these real things. In various games these signs or symbols of real objects become more complex, becoming more and more generalized and less like the surrounding real objects. Thus, children have very early starts to develop so-called symbolic function of consciousness . that is, the understanding that there are multiple levels of reality Continue reading