Reading instead of watching tv at night

Television is part of our culture and in many homes it is always background noise. Although in some homes the time is chosen to watch television, and in others they even establish schedules so that children can enjoy it but without spending screen time either. When night falls, children’s television viewing time should be reduced and their fixation on the screen replaced by a book in their hands. No matter how old they are, it is always a good option for children to lie down reading and not watching television.

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Leer un libro en la noche es mejor que la televisión

La televisión forma parte de nuestra cultura y en muchos hogares está siempre como ruido de fondo. Aunque en algunos hogares se escoge el momento para ver la televisión, y en otros inclusive establecen horarios para que los niños la puedan disfrutar pero sin que se pasen tampoco de tiempo de pantalla. Cuando cae la noche, el tiempo de ver la televisión debería reducirse en los niños y sustituir su fijación en la pantalla, por un libro entre sus manos. No importa la edad que tengan, siempre es buena opción que los niños se acuesten leyendo y no viendo la televisión.

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Helping your timid children

It is important that you know how to differentiate a shy child from an introverted one. When a child is introverted, he enjoys solitude, has few friends by choice, and does not feel sad or bad about it. When a child or a person of any age is shy, they yearn to not be more sociable and they envy the social skills of those people who are more outgoing in their life. Once you know the difference and you have realized that your child is shy, then it is important that you take into account everything that we are going to comment on next. They are common mistakes that many parents make without knowing that they should change the way they proceed.

Shyness is a character trait of the personality that can disappear over time as long as it is worked in the right way. Therefore, parents must take into account some keys so that a child can overcome shyness over time instead of making it worse over the years.

If your child is shy, you should not do any of the following:

Force you to say hello when you don’t want to
Make a fool of you when you don’t want to greet or interact with other people
Forcing you to do something you don’t want to and exposing you just because you don’t want to. This will only add to your embarrassment and you will withdraw further.
Excuse him when he does not want to do something by saying things like “he is very shy.” If you excuse him, you are reinforcing this behavior and labeling him shy.
Compare you with others. It is not advisable at all that you compare him with other people

In addition, it is also important that you work on social skills from a young age to be able to relate to other people in a way that you can do without feeling anxiety. For this, the ideal is that you follow the following tips:

Provide little challenges to socialize like inviting a friend over for a picnic. Praise his achievements so that he will be confident in himself and in his ability to relate to others.
Keep in touch with professionals who work with your child when you are not around, such as teachers or after-school monitors. So you can know what their behavior is with other children when you are not around.
When someone asks you a question, if he is capable and old enough to answer for himself, don’t answer for him. Let it express itself freely.
Encourage him to speak in public or sing whenever he wants to. Never force him to do something that he doesn’t want to do at that particular moment.
Teach social skills by being your best example. If you have a socially active life, your child will learn from watching you interact with others to communicate with other people. The ideal is to meet other adults with children, make friends with neighbors, with parents from school … This will be of great help for the socialization of your children and for them to overcome their shyness.
Show patience and understanding all the time. If you try to force him to do things he does not want or get nervous that he is having a hard time because of his shyness, it will not be a good idea in the short or long term. Your child should feel that you accept him as he is, only in this way can he improve his shyness and overcome this barrier that causes anxiety.

Educar y apoyar hijos tímidos

Es importante que sepas diferenciar un niño tímido de uno introvertido. Cuando un niño es introvertido disfruta de la soledad, tiene pocos amigos por elección y no se siente triste o mal por ello. Cuando un niño o una persona de cualquier edad es tímido siente anhelo de ser más sociable y envidia las habilidades sociales de aquellas personas que se muestran más extrovertidas en su entorno. Una vez que sabes la diferencia y te has dado cuenta de que tu hijo es tímido, entonces es importante que tengas en cuenta lo expuesto a continuación. Son errores comunes que en ocasiones se cometen sin siquiera percatarnos.

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Teaching children without fear

Raising children is not easy, and there are times when parents resort to threats when they are so frustrated at their children’s disobedience that they no longer know what else to do. The threats are the result of desperation regarding the education of children, but in reality they are useless and in the long term can cause problems in the education of children. Threats are useful while children are scared but as they grow older and lose it, they will no longer be of any use. And the worst thing is not only the use of threat, but respect between parents and children will be conspicuous by its absence. Parents who use them normally is because they have lost control and do not know how to act otherwise.

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Educar sin amenazas

Educar a los hijos no es fácil y hay veces que los padres recurren a las amenazas cuando se sienten tan frustrados ante la desobediencia de sus hijos que ya no saben qué más pueden hacer. Las amenazas son fruto de la desesperación en cuanto a la educación de los hijos, pero en realidad son inútiles y a largo plazo pueden traer problemas en la educación de los niños. Las amenazas son útiles mientras los niños tienen miedo pero a medida que crecen y lo pierdan, ya no servirán de nada. Y lo peor no solo es el uso de la amenaza, sino que el respeto entre padres e hijos brillará por su ausencia. Los padres que las utilizan normalmente es porque han perdido el control y no saben obrar de otra manera.

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Help your baby to crawl

Crawling is a skill that almost all little ones achieve. We say almost all the little ones because there are babies who go directly from the sitting position to the standing position and from there to walking. Although these cases are minor and it is not usually the norm. The usual thing is that the little ones start to crawl, although if you see that your child has a bit of trouble, then the ideal is that you help him do it.

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Estimula a tu bebé para que gatee

Gatear es una habilidad que casi todos los pequeños consiguen. Decimos casi todos los pequeños porque hay bebés que pasan directamente de la posición de sentado a la de pie y de ahí a caminar. Aunque estos casos son menores y no suele ser la norma. Lo habitual es que los pequeños comiencen a gatear, aunque si ves que a tu hijo le cuesta un poco, entonces lo ideal es que le ayudes a hacerlo.

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Cartoons that teach children

Cartoons are one of children’s favorite entertainments. It is a very fun educational resource that also has many benefits for their cognitive development. Cartoons stimulate children’s imagination, while helping them build new concepts, expand their vocabulary, and improve social skills. In addition, they are an excellent tool to transmit positive values ​​to the little ones. Obviously, for children to be able to take advantage of these advantages, it is important to choose the titles of the cartoons well. Not only must they be appropriate for their age and maturity level, they must also offer quality content that encourages learning and critical analysis. In Children’s Stage we propose some of the most educational cartoons ideal for the little ones at home.

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Dibujos animados que enseñan a tus hijos

Los dibujos animados son uno de los entretenimientos favoritos de los niños. Se trata de un recurso educativo muy divertido que también les reporta numerosos beneficios para su desarrollo cognitivo. Los dibujos animados estimulan la imaginación infantil, a la vez que les ayuda a construir nuevos conceptos, amplían su vocabulario y mejoran sus habilidades sociales. Además, son una herramienta excelente para transmitirle valores positivos a los pequeños. Obviamente, para que los niños puedan aprovechar estas ventajas es importante escoger bien los títulos de los dibujos animados. No solo deben ser apropiados para su edad y nivel de madurez, sino que también deben ofrecer contenido de calidad que estimule el aprendizaje y el análisis crítico. En Etapa Infantil te proponemos algunos de los dibujos animados más educativos ideales para los más pequeños de casa.

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