Visual perception skill
Visual perception refers to the brain’s ability to make sense of what the eyes see. This is not the same as visual acuity which refers to how clearly a person sees (for example “20/20 vision”). A person can have 20/20 vision and still have problems with visual perceptual processing.
Good visual perceptual skills are important for many every day skills such as reading, writing, completing puzzles, dressing, finding your sock on the bedroom floor as well as many other skills. Without the ability to complete these everyday tasks, a child’s self -can s..
Tactile perception, also called touch perception, is the brain’s ability to understand (perceive) information coming from the skin, particularly the skin on the hands.
The hands are being used to register sensory information and then the brain uses this information to guide the hands during an activity.
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What tactile perception looks like in real life
Tactile, touch, haptic perception – what the terms mean
How poor touch perception can affect kids
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Creative Development in Early Childhood
Creativity isn't a quality that some children are born with and others lack but rather an approach to life and set of learnable skills. Solid scientific research indicates that encouraging creativity -- not just by exposure to art and music during the foundational years before 5, but by encouraging creative approaches to problem-solving, communication and everyday activities -- enhances happiness and life satisfaction in a lasting way.
Stages of Creative Development
Just as they develop language and balance,..
Auditory Perception Development
AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDER
Auditory processing disorder (APD), also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), is a hearing problem that affects about 5% of school-aged children.
Kids with this condition can't process what they hear in the same wa..
Mathematics is a particular way of thinking and all children everywhere do it quite naturally. From their earliest encounters, children explore the abstractions of mathematics. Parallel to the development of language skills is the development of concepts related to basic areas of mathematics.
The importance of math development
An engaging and encouraging climate for children's early encounters with mathematics develops their confidence in their ability to understand and use ..
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILL
Social-Emotional Development has been defined as “the developing capacity of the child from birth through five years of age to form relationships and regulate emotions.
In the short term, children who do not experience appropriate social-emotional development are likely to have limitations in their ability to learn and may face exclusion from learning environments.In the long term, they are at increased risk for mental illness, delinquency, poor achievement in school, and poor physical health in adulthood.
They can building relatio..
LINGUISTIC & READING SKILL
Linguistics is the study of language.However, is different from knowledge of a language. Just as a person is able to drive a car without understanding the inner workings of the engine, so, too, can a speaker use a language without any conscious knowledge of its internal structure. Conversely, a linguist can know and understand the internal structure of a language without actually speaking it.
Reading is a complex "cognitive process" of decoding symbols in order to construct or derive meaning (read..
Gross Motor Skill
Gross motor skills refer to the movements of the large muscles of the body. Children acquire new gross motor skills by practicing a movement or activity until that skill is mastered. Kid starts developing gross motor skill from birth.
Taking part in gross motor activities can have a positive impact on school readiness skills such as reading, writing and sitting posture. Gross motor skill promote regular physical activity can help your child achieve long-lasting good health. Your child's confidence and self-esteem may improve as he or she dev..
Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor skills are those that involve a refined use of the small muscles which control the hand, fingers and thumb. With the development of these skills, a child can complete important tasks such as writing, buttoning and zippering. These abilities gradually develop through experience and exposure to a variety of materials.
Why is fine motor skill development important? Little hands need to develop dexterity and strength. We, as parents or caregivers, can help this process by encouraging children to play, explore and interact with a variety of items. Toys, cloth..