From the first months of life, we learn about the surrounding world by imitating what we see, what we perceive. When the mother smiles at the baby, she smiles in turn. When she laughs, he responds with a sweet puppy. Later, the child borrows the parents' replies, observes their clothes and clothing style and tries to be like them. And that's because a child needs models to grow.
Imitation is the basis of the learning process
Through imitation, the child knows the world and the environment and learns to walk, eat, write and even play.
The world we live in gives us a lot of information that we cannot process and integrate into our knowledge baggage until we apply them in our daily lives. All children imitate their parents, thus exercising the role of parents and thus preparing for adult life. Imitation helps the little ones to assimilate concepts, principles, patterns of behavior, attitudes and examples of good practice.
Toys that have a correspondent in the adult world help them learn fast and efficiently and develop skills essential to success in life.
Children train in such games, inspired by different daily experiences. For example, after attending a circus show, they consolidate their knowledge by observing the activity by playing dressage. The children carefully observe the trainer's behavior with the animals and imitate him, thus learning what it means to practice this profession, at a basic level, of course.
Imitation games help children acquire key skills
Children do not mimic all adult activities, but shopping is a favorite of many children. Imagine that you go with the little one to a supermarket, shopping. You can turn this experience into a learning one, involving the little one in choosing products and explaining how he can make the difference between good quality and lower quality products. By choosing fruits and vegetables, as well as other natural foods, you develop healthy eating habits.
Imagine what it would be like if you offered the child a toy house, a shopping cart and a shopping cart to retract the hypermarket experience. Playing shopping, he will assimilate much faster what you want to learn.
Thus, the child can acquire independence, responsibility and even real lessons in math and money management. The queue in front of the cash register can be a lesson in patience, and interacting with the cashier is a wonderful opportunity to learn good manners - you will see and learn when to say "please" and "thank you."
From September 11, collect with your child the 30 mini products from Lidl and open your own home. For every 50 lei you spend you receive a miniature product from the Lidl Mini Shop collection. In addition, when purchasing any Bio product from Lidl Square, you will also receive a figurine with which the little one can complete his collection.
Moreover, to complete the shop of your little one, you can buy from the shelves of the Lidl store the special album in which to gather the miniature products, the cash register, the basket and the shopping cart.
Imitation, as a form of practice
In school, practice is an essential stage of the learning process. Through practice, students become much faster and easier to consolidate their knowledge and become specialists in a particular field.
Imitation games are a form of practice, much more fun, whereby the child learns certain skills that will be of great help in adult life. Playing the store, for example, can help you become a good manager or manager. At the same time, it gives them the opportunity to practice their skills of mathematical calculation, analysis and sorting, the language specific to the working environment as well as the ability to make quick and correct decisions.
The researches in the field have found that during the game there is a transfer of energy from the game itself to the learning activity. The fun action thus becomes an important factor for practicing and training or acquiring behavioral models for example, without the one who plays had this intention.
Imitation play is a form of communication, a way of socializing that helps the child's cognitive development and has an important contribution in teaching the child to cope and adapt to the different situations he encounters.
The learner can be much more fun through the imitation game
When the utility is combined with enjoyment and fun, the results can be spectacular. By training in an imitation game, children can have fun and learn a lot of useful things at the same time.
Going back to the previous example, playing the store can help children learn how to build a supermarket, how to run it and expand it, keeping their customers happy. This game also involves the application of strategies and the opportunity to develop personally.
Come to play and learn new things in a fun way!
Du play later and take a picture with a mini product and the corresponding real product. Upload the image to the Lidl site and you can win one of the 40 vouchers worth 50 lei each.
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