1.Playing and learning
Children enjoy to playing and learning to know everything that they meet. Even as your child gets older and starts school, play is important. It’s still how your child learns and builds social, emotional and thinking skills.
Playing bring happiness and thinking with fantasy and drama that children want to do everything follow their mind. Your child’s pretend play is more complex now, filled with lots of fantasy and drama. You might also notice that your child can play with others to achieve a common goal – for example, working together to build one big sandcastle.
Your child has more friends in society and likes to play with friends than to live on their own. She may have difficulty distributing to other toys what she liked, but she can share some toys also.
Your child is more popular, and he likes to play with friends rather than playing alone, but when he does, he does not want to share toys to other kids, he just wants to spend his time there. Friends are only friends. This is why children have this idea on their own because they do not understand much about the social circle. As a parent, the guardian must explain to the children additional issues of the child’s involvement. In schools, teachers put laws to keep kids out of harmony, which is the cause of contention.
Games with rules sometimes challenge your six-year-old, and he might even accuse others of cheating when he doesn’t win.
Your child can express her feelings, although she might need help and time to identify and talk about tricky emotions like frustration or jealousy.
Although your six-year-old loves to be independent, he still needs lots of your love and attention. Connecting with you and his family is the most important thing in his life. They need god communicate to all people. They want your approval, is proud of his achievements – and probably doesn’t take well to criticism or discipline.
some children might be afraid of supernatural things (like ghosts), criticism, tests, failure, or physical harm or threat.
Your child is better at seeing other people’s points of view, which helps him to make friends and meet new people.
And if your child sometimes comes across as if she ‘knows everything’, she’s not alone!
Your child understands more words than she can say, and is learning as many as 5-10 new words each day. Vocabulary growth is so rapid at this age that your child’s brain often thinks faster than she can say what’s on her mind.
Helping child development at 5-6 years
Here are some simple things you can do to help your child’s development at this age:
- Encourage moving: play different sports and do recreational activities together or with others. These teach social skills like taking turns, cooperating, negotiating, playing fairly and being a good sport.
- Include your child in simple household chores: setting the table or helping you to put clean clothes away develops moving and thinking skills, while also teaching cooperation and responsibility. These skills are important for school.
- Set aside some time for free play: even if your child has started school and other structured activities, play is still very important at this age. Let your child choose how he wants to spend this free playtime.
- Play with your child each day, even if it’s just for 10 minutes. Playing with your child gives you the chance to enter her world and find out what she’s thinking and feeling. It also shows your child that you care about her and want to spend time together.
- Practise classroom behaviour: for example, you could give your child small tasks that keep his attention or that need him to follow simple rules or instructions. Have conversations about his favourite animal or sport and encourage him to listen, respond and question. This all helps your child get ready for school.
- Arrange playdates: spending time with other children, especially if they go to the same school, helps your child’s social skills and gets her used to being apart from you.
- Talk about your child’s feelings: you can help your child work out why he’s feeling something and help him put words to these feelings. This will help him form friendships and show empathy.
In addition to the good points above, the parents or teachers have to be mindful of the child and not overwhelm many children, affecting the progress of the child’s ideas. Fun and educational activities for six year olds serve as catalysts to their growth and learning..
3.How to Teach English to Children
Listen and Watch
Read and Write
Speak and Spell
Grammar and Spell Vocabulary
Fun and Games
Print and make
Home teaching is the heart of the best child memory. Love, warmth, attention, spending more time, the way your child learns with you, and easily understood, even if you have a specialist or an outstanding person, you can still do it.
3.4.Using everyday situations
The advantage of teaching English at home is that you can use everyday situations and real objects from around the house to practise the language naturally and in context. For example:
- Talk about clothes when your child is getting dressed, (‘Let’s put on your blue socks’, ‘It’s Dad’s T-shirt’, etc.).
- Practise vocabulary for toys and furniture when you are helping your child to tidy their bedroom (‘Let’s put your teddy bear on the bed!’, ‘Where is the blue car?’).
- Teach food vocabulary when you are cooking or going shopping. When you go to the supermarket, give your child a list of things to find (use pictures or words depending on their age). Revise the vocabulary when you put the shopping away at home.
Younger children love books with bright colours and attractive illustrations. Look at the pictures together and say the words as you point to the pictures. Later you can ask your child to point to different things, e.g. ‘Where’s the cat?’ After a while encourage them to say the words by asking ‘What’s that?’ Listening to stories will get your child used to the sounds and rhythms of English.
The animated stories on LearnEnglish Kids are an excellent way for children to develop listening and reading skills.
Songs are a really effective way to learn new words and improve pronunciation. Songs with actions are particularly good for very young children as they are able to join in even if they are not yet able to sing the song. The actions often demonstrate the meaning of the words in the song.
There are many fun, animated songs on LearnEnglish Kids which you can listen to with your children.
With younger children, there is no need to explicitly teach grammar rules, but instead get them used to hearing and using different grammatical structures in context, for example ‘have got’. Teach children as the lesson at school but it is in home situation.
For older children, you can use the grammar practice section on LearnEnglish Kids. Videos, quizzes and games help kids to learn in a fun, relaxed way.
It can be very useful for older children to teach their siblings or other family members. Explaining how to use grammar to someone else helps you to master it yourself.Children be a teacher they will be known clearly !
3.8.Which words and phrases should I teach first?
Consider your child’s interests and personality when deciding which topics to teach, and let your child help you to choose. Your children like something, so you should raise that lesson and teach it to your children.
You may like to start with some of these topics:
- numbers (1–10; 10–20; 20–100)
- adjectives (e.g. big, small, tall, happy, sad, tired)
- the body
- animals (e.g. pets, farm animals, wild animals)
You can find lots of fun activities on a huge range of topics on LearnEnglish Kids.
It is also important for your child to get used to ‘English time’ language, so use the same phrases with your child each time, e.g. ‘It’s English time! Let’s sit down. Which song shall we start with today?’ Children will soon pick up phrases such as please; thank you; Can I have …?; Where is …?; Point to …; What colour is it?; It’s …; I like …; I don’t like …
The most important thing is that your approach, you spend your fun time to talking to your child in English, so your child’s progress in an enjoyable understanding the experience for you and your baby.
Source : Raising Children & Jumpstart