How To Develop Kids Interests
Young children actually have their own stages of interest development. Understanding these common senses of children can help parents better nurture their children. The development of children's interests generally goes through three stages:
1. Interesting stage
Young children are attracted by the new image or novel object external to the object to produce lasting attention, and direct interest occurs. Such things as bright colors, strange shapes, prosperous melodious music or sudden strange changes are easy to attract children's interest.
The interest of young children at this stage is characterized by variability and superficiality. If the child is playing a very colorful ball, when a new toy appears in front of him, he will transfer the interest to the new toy.
2. Fun stage
This stage is developed on the basis of the interesting stage and is a special hobby for a certain thing or activity.
With the development of children's physiology, especially the improvement of the function of the brain's nervous system, the psychology of young children has also developed. Therefore, the interest in the fun stage has the characteristics of orientation and long duration of maintenance.
3. Interest stage
This is a higher stage of the development of early childhood interest. It is linked to ideals and future goals, even for life.
In short, the interest of young children is from physiological interest to spiritual interest. From direct interest to indirect interest, it is a gradual process from low-level to high-level, from superficial to profound, from narrow to broad. Because of the influence of quality, education and life experience, children's interests show age differences and individual differences.
Some people have found that children of different ages have different interests in toys. 3 to 4 years old children like toys with beautiful appearance, fixed structure and poor operability. 5-6 years old children like toys with strong operability. Individual differences in interest are more obvious. Some children like to paint, and some children like to sing and dance.