Board games for children from 4 to 6 years old.

This age is marked by the transition from preschool to primary education and it is precisely this that will determine their behavior and therefore their way of having fun. As children grow up, it is a perfect time to enhance different skills that they acquire with age, but it is also very important that they do not lose perspective and take advantage of playing in the most playful sense of the word.

Games will help them develop their personality, interact with family and friends, and even learn to manage their emotions. What’s more, if you play with them forget about always letting them win as it is likely that many times you have done so far, not only because at this age they already perfectly realize that you do it but also because it is interesting that they learn little by little that many Sometimes things are lost in life and nothing happens. They will strive to improve and will gradually learn to manage their frustration.

Some games to stimulate our children are:

  1. Role playing: Role playing is still a reference for them at this stage, so you can help them set up a small theater in which to move around telling a story, make up a case and try to find out if they have become detectives or just make up that they are animals or characters from your favorite story and let the adventures arise alone.
  2. Logic and creativity games: Conventional activities are tangram puzzles if they prefer something calmer, but you can also propose creating their own comic so that they develop their creativity, write a diary in which they tell how they feel and what they do. or make collages in which you give free rein to your imagination; Or make them move by playing to assemble your own choreography if they like dancing or creating their own version of the traditional Twister.
  3. Board games: If you are looking for board games to practice with the language, Palabrea can be very fun because it consists of searching for words thanks to double-sided letters that show on one side a symbol of the category to which it refers that term and on the other, three letters of different colors with which to guess the combination. Dobble is another one of the best known to make them keep their attention at all times since they will need it if they want to be the fastest to discover which is the drawing that appears in the pile of letters in the center that is repeated in the card they have in their hand; and the Who is who? It will force them to be as observant and accurate as possible to win the game.

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Juegos para los niños de 4 a 6 años

Esta edad de los niños está marcada por el paso de  transición, preescolar a primaria y es precisamente eso lo que determinará su comportamiento y por tanto su forma de divertirse. A medida que los hijos crecen es un momento perfecto para potenciar diferentes habilidades que adquieren en su curso de vida pero también es muy importante que no pierdan la perspectiva y aprovechen lo que mas puedan para jugar. Sigue leyendo “Juegos para los niños de 4 a 6 años”

disappointment in children

When we are little, we want to try new things, explore and do new activities every day. We see people who succeed, either writing or making the best slime they have seen; but sometimes we encounter obstacles that prevent us from achieving the goals as we wanted or that prevent us from meeting our expectations. As we grow we realize that we are not always going to succeed on the first attempt, that achieving a goal requires perseverance and multiple attempts, but when we are little we hit a wall that prevents us from completing what we want, and when we find ourselves The first disappointment, it will not be so easy to keep trying because we will be forced to think what happens if I fail again?, it is the moment when we present them with a question, this one that we must present to our children every time they have fear of trying something new: What is worse: trying and failing, but finding a way to succeed or give up and not knowing what we would feel when we achieve our goal and objective.

For a child, disappointment can come very easily, her expectations or goals may not be so easy to achieve. Whether it’s a fun outdoor game that is ruined by the rain, because there is no more chocolate ice cream left, because you are not invited to a birthday party, or because you cannot swim in your favorite pool because you must wait for the sun is hidden. Although we would like to prevent our children from being disappointed, we cannot. And actually, that’s a good thing, disappointment brings strength and a new sense of determination and perseverance in our children.

As parents we must explain disappointment as the first step towards success, if we do not teach a child to handle disappointment appropriately, we may later encounter an adolescent or adult “reluctant to disappointment.” As a consequence, they tend to give up very easily or simply stop trying, which ends up reinforcing the feeling of failure and, when the time comes, makes them feel incompetent. Without help and encouragement to learn to overcome their own emotions, they may end up spiraling into self-pity and depression, not wanting to take any risks due to fear of further disappointment. Let us remember as parents that these emotions can flood our senses, we must constantly support our children so that they can understand everything around us.

Some things we can do to support our children who fall or encounter obstacles along the way:

  1. Give her a choice when the unexpected happens. Children between the ages of 4 and 7 often feel that they have less control over their lives when something doesn’t go right for them. However, giving him the opportunity to make a decision can be enriching, and it can also easily change the situation.
  2. Avoid “fixing” the problem quickly. Rather than rushing to “fix” the child’s problem, let him or her solve it on their own, whether it be a “fight” over the ball or a broken toy. Although it may take time, you will end up learning that you could improve a bad or negative situation on your own.
  3. Find ways the little one can help others. Even at a more or less young age, selfless acts are tremendously helpful in giving children the opportunity to put their own problems in perspective, helping them to feel that they have made a positive difference, thereby becoming an important attitude related to resilience

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La decepción en los niños

Nuestros niños siempre quieren explorar,  probar y hacer nuevas actividades cada día. Igualmente ellos ven adultos o pares que triunfan, ya sea escribiendo o haciendo el mejor slime que han visto;  en ocasiones se encuentran con obstáculos impidiéndoles alcanzar las metas anheladas, truncando sus objetivos y expectativas, se dan cuenta que no siempre van a triunfar en el primer intento, que para lograr llegar a lo que desean se requiere perseverancia y múltiples intentos, vemos niños que se frustran con sus intentos fallidos y sienten que chocan con una pared, impidiéndoles completar lo propuesto y anhelado, al encontrarse con la primera decepción, muchas veces desisten, por eso el acompañamiento de los padres o adultos responsables es importante, la guía de ellos les ayuda a pensar ¿Qué pasa si fracasó de nuevo?, ¿Qué pasa si no lo intento?, pero para que el niño lo piense y lo comprenda es necesario que el adulto lo oriente, ayudarles a tramitar su frustración, a superar el miedo, lo podemos lograr a través del dialogo, lecturas de cuentos, a través del juego o del ejemplo podemos enseñarles que es mejor intentar así fracase. Sigue leyendo “La decepción en los niños”

Explain racism and discrimination to our children.

Following the murder on May 25 of George Floyd by a policeman in the State of Minnesota, in the United States, millions of people around the world (but especially in the United States) have demonstrated against racism and xenophobia. This act unleashed multiple events by the authorities where they have abused power to violence people of color. At 123pormi ls we want to remember that acts of discrimination against another human being should not be tolerated and should be spoken, as a result of this the #BlackLivesMatter movement was born, which aroused encouragement and support on the part of some people, as well as denial on the part of from others who said that not only lives of color matter, but they all matter. This is a time to tell our children, teach them that tolerance is love and that despite all lives matter, at this time some need us more than others because they live in a world where their skin color defines their safety in your day to day. Remember that to remain silent on the subject is to be complicit. So today we will tell you some things what we can do with our children to talk about discrimination and especially racism.

  1. Make the experiences of our children in their first years of life something positive, lay foundations of tolerance, love and compassion. Fortunately, children at this age have an almost innate initial advantage: they have an innocent indifference to what distinguishes people. Although it is true that they are aware of the ways in which we differ, they are not born identifying people with a race, a particular ethnic group or a gender.
  2. It is important not to overdo it, being simple, brief and honest when we can be. It is equally essential to keep in mind that children generally have a peculiar vision of the world, and sometimes they may ask something that seems strange to us, but for them it is crucial for their understanding. And although they are curious questions, they cannot be trivialized. Our children can grasp when we lie or when we do not fully explain something, this can confuse them, this is why we must explain what is happening around them.
  3. Now in the age of technology where they can consume easy information, it is essential to help them understand what they see or hear. For which it is important to maintain a neutral language, since at this stage it is also normal that they can begin to capture biased opinions between what they know and love.
  4. As fathers and mothers, if for example we witness that our child engages in hate speech or biased thinking, the fundamental thing is to talk to her. We must keep in mind that as our children grow they are developing their own values, and often cannot see things in all their complexity, this is where our role as parents or as responsible adults becomes important.

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Explicar el racismo y la discriminación a nuestros hijos.

A raíz del asesinato el pasado 25 de mayo de George Floyd a manos de un policía en el Estado de Minnesota, Estados Unidos, millones de personas en todo el mundo (pero especialmente en el país norteamericano) se han manifestado contra el racismo y la xenofobia. Este acto desato múltiples eventos por parte de las autoridades donde han abusado de poder para violentar a personas de color. En 123pormi les queremos recordar que actos de discriminación frente a otro ser humano no deben ser tolerados y deben ser divulgados y conversados, a raíz de esto nació el movimiento #BlackLivesMatter, que despertó animo y apoyo por parte de unas personas, al igual que negación por parte de otros que decían que no solo las vidas de color importan, sino que todas importan. Este es un momento para comentarle  a nuestros hijos, enseñarles que la tolerancia es amor y que a pesar de que todas las vidas importan, en este momento unas nos necesitan mas que otras porque viven en un mundo donde su color de piel define su seguridad en su día a día. Recuerda que quedarnos callados frente al tema es ser cómplices. Así que hoy les contaremos algunas cosas qué podemos hacer con nuestros hijos para hablarles de la no discriminación y en especial del no racismo. Sigue leyendo “Explicar el racismo y la discriminación a nuestros hijos.”

The power of concentration on our children

When we are little, the world around us presents news every day, be it from new words, colors or sounds. This is why the concentration and attention of children is so easily diverted, this is something that we must train so that our children do not see their attention impaired in the future. All the stimuli that surround children can be positive or negative, since the high number of demands and new information that surrounds them every day can lead to a dispersion in their attention, which will mean a lack of concentration in children and a possibility of the appearance of stress symptoms.

Now it can be more difficult for parents to captivate the attention of their children, as we live in an age full of technology, a world in which children enter and are captivated by novelty. It is more difficult for parents to attract attention with activities and stimuli that for them are neutral and inconspicuous. Not all tasks and activities are fun or attractive, so it is not functional to wait for the activity to be liked by your child, but rather it is much more effective to learn the internal resources that allow effective attention and an adequate process of learning. Therefore, we consider it important that, from home, your children can learn different tools and practical tips to improve their attention and concentration.

Elements to improve the attention and concentration of children:

  1. Avoid distractions and keep the space clean and tidy. For this, in the study room designated for children, there must be as few distractions as possible. Avoid video games, cell phones or computers. Taking care of these three factors will help you redirect your attention to what is important at that moment.
  2. Do not carry out excessively long periods of time in tasks that require the child’s attention and concentration. We know this is detrimental because attention begins to decline around 50 minutes or less depending on the child’s age. This way, you can make changes to the task that help you restart your attention or take a short break to breathe silently.
  3. Good rest. It is important to rest and sleep well to be able to perform better during the day’s activities. Thus, it is convenient to perform the most difficult tasks or those that require the most attention when you are most rested, since tiredness is not a good ally for healthy care.
  4. Some activities or exercises to improve the care of our children are Montessori activities that we have already discussed in the blog, we invite you to apply them to improve the performance of our children.

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La concentración de nuestros hijos

Cuando somos pequeños, el mundo que nos rodea presenta novedades todos los días, ya sea desde nuevas palabras, colores o sonidos. Es por esto que la concentración y la atención de los niños se desvía tan fácilmente, esto es algo que debemos entrenar para que nuestros hijos no vean perjudicada su atención en un futuro. Todos los estímulos que le rodean a los niños pueden ser positivos o negativos, ya que el alto número de demandas e información nueva que les rodea cada día puede llevarles a una dispersión en su atención, lo que supondrá una falta de concentración en los niños y una posibilidad de aparición de síntomas de estrés.

Ahora para los padres puede ser más difícil cautivar la atención de sus hijos, ya que vivimos en una época llena de tecnología, un mundo en el que los niños se introducen y son cautivados por la novedad. Para los padres es mas difícil llamar la atención con actividades y estímulos que para ellos son neutros y poco llamativos. No todas las tareas y actividades son divertidas o atractivas, por lo que no es funcional esperar a que la actividad le guste a tu hijo sino que es mucho más eficaz aprender los recursos internos que le posibiliten una eficacia en la atención y un adecuado proceso de aprendizaje. Por ello, consideramos importante que, desde casa, tus hijos puedan aprender diferentes herramientas y consejos prácticos para mejorar su atención y concentración.

Elementos para mejorar la atención y concentración de los hijos:

  1. Evitar las distracciones y mantener el espacio limpio y ordenado. Para ello, en la habitación de estudio que se designe para los hijos,  han de haber las menores distracciones posibles. Evitar los videojuegos, celulares o computadores. Cuidar estos tres factores, le ayudarán a redirigir su atención hacia lo importante en ese momento.
  2. No realizar periodos de tiempo excesivamente largos en las tareas que requieran de la atención y la concentración del niño. Sabemos que esto es perjudicial porque la atención empieza a decaer alrededor de los 50 minutos o menos según la edad del niño. Así, puede realizar cambios en la tarea que le ayuden a reiniciar la atención o hacer una pequeña pausa para respirar en silencio.
  3. Buen descanso. Es importante descansar y dormir bien para poder rendir mejor durante las actividades del día. Así, conviene realizar las tareas más difíciles o las que mayor atención requieran cuando esté más descansado, puesto que el cansancio no es un buen aliado para una atención saludable.

Algunas actividades o ejercicios para mejorar la atención de nuestros hijos, son actividades Montessori de las que ya hemos hablado en el blog, los invitamos a que los apliquen para mejorar el desempeño de nuestros hijos.

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