Brain development in young children is a critical facet of their growth and should be addressed in the classroom in order to provide students with an inclusive and supportive learning environment. In order to promote brain development in your preschoolers, here are three thoughts to keep in mind:
Appeal to their five senses: Experts agree that young children's senses are on "high alert" for the first few years of their life, which is why it is vital to appeal to all of their five senses to boost brain development. Incorporating plenty of inviting colors, engaging sounds, interesting tastes and more into your lessons will help them learn while having fun.
Focus on repetition: During this time, it is important to provide plenty of repetition, as it is easier for students to remember information and form connections in their brains. Creating songs for basic classroom rules or lessons is a great way to engage with your students.
Allow time to rest and reflect: One issue for young children is that it is very easy for their brains to become over-stimulated, which can be detrimental to their attention span and ability to comprehend what is being taught. Allow them time to rest and reflect on what they learned.
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