We all want our chil­dren to grow up suc­cess­ful and har­mo­nious­ly devel­oped. But how to put it into prac­tice? What should you pay spe­cial atten­tion to? Here are the tips of O.A. Zvontso­va, an expe­ri­enced teacher, a spe­cial­ist in devel­op­men­tal edu­ca­tion and the author of the book “A Great Course in the Devel­op­ment of a Preschool­er”.

Olga Alek­san­drov­na Zvontso­va — PhD in Ped­a­gogy, an expert on the devel­op­ment of preschool and pri­ma­ry school chil­dren, a devel­op­er of a con­ve­nient and sim­ple sys­tem of class­es for chil­dren aged 2–7 years. Start­ing to smooth­ly engage with the kids, you will help pre­pare their brain in a com­pre­hen­sive and com­pre­hen­sive way for the next stage of grow­ing up with­out effort and unnec­es­sary stress.

So, TOP‑5 tips from Olga Zvontso­va for par­ents of all preschool­ers:

1. Make time for a vari­ety of activ­i­ties. When attend­ing preschool prepara­to­ry class­es, do not for­get about the emo­tion­al com­po­nent. Talk with your baby, play, dis­cuss, share tips, try new things togeth­er. Don’t just focus on get­ting ready for school — focus on the over­all devel­op­ment of your child.

2. Exer­cise reg­u­lar­ly. The child should grad­u­al­ly get used to sys­tem­at­ic stud­ies. It is bet­ter to give “lessons” for 10–15 min­utes every day than once a week — an hour and a half.

3. If a child is not engaged, this does not mean that he is not devel­op­ing. Include intel­lec­tu­al tasks by age in your dai­ly life. The small­est ones can look for a ball in the room, those who are old­er can help their moth­er sort forks and spoons, and 6–7‑year-old chil­dren are already ready to receive “spe­cial tasks”, for exam­ple, to assem­ble a Lego robot only from red parts. Such games effec­tive­ly acti­vate the child’s think­ing: they awak­en fan­ta­sy, log­ic, com­bi­na­torics, mem­o­ry and atten­tion.

4. Encour­age and edu­cate your child to be inde­pen­dent. In the future, he will be left to him­self, and how com­fort­able he will be in the world around him depends on his self-con­fi­dence. Instruct the baby to be respon­si­ble for com­plet­ing the back­pack for class­es: at first only a pen­cil case, lat­er — along with a note­book and text­books; then add, for exam­ple, respon­si­bil­i­ty for clean­li­ness and order in the “work­place”. Expand his pow­ers. By doing this, you will do a good ser­vice to both the child and your­self.

5. Focus on rewards, not mis­takes. Mis­takes are nor­mal. They are worth not­ing, devel­op­ing the right course of action and prac­tic­ing it. Do not delve into the analy­sis and do not make prob­lems out of mis­takes. Praise and cel­e­brate vic­to­ries more often, even small ones.

In her new book, A Great Course in Preschool Devel­op­ment: With Tests and Stick­ers, Olga Zvontso­va offers par­ents a ready-made bal­anced and com­pre­hen­sive approach to preschool devel­op­ment. Many diverse tasks for a child from 2 to 7 years old cov­er 12 areas of devel­op­ment of think­ing. You do not have to buy sev­er­al train­ing series — this one even includes neu­ropsy­cho­log­i­cal and speech ther­a­py exer­cis­es. The Zvontso­va sys­tem does not require any spe­cial knowl­edge from adults (all instruc­tions are giv­en inside) or a lot of time (class­es take 10–15 min­utes a day). You can choose ben­e­fits by age or one col­lec­tion for 5 years in advance. The book is very visu­al, with col­or pic­tures and bright stick­ers, and as a result of pass­ing the tests, the child receives a cer­tifi­cate of pass­ing the block.

Pre­pare your chil­dren not for school, but for a suc­cess­ful future!