5 things that your kids are watching and doing, just like you
Let’s face it, in this digital world, it’s getting increasingly tougher to keep children, even toddlers, away from screens. From mobiles to television and modern techniques of education, children below the age of 5 spend more time than is considered appropriate in front of screens, which is why by the time they are teenagers, they are afflicted with diseases that were unheard of, even a generation ago.
There are days when you’ll notice your child holding a crayon just like his father holds the pen or see him copying his grandma’s style of walking. It never stops fascinating you, isn’t it?
C So here are the 5 things you should do so that your children learn it correctly too –
Better table manners
Eat your meals with your children. Fix at least one meal a day with your kids. From teaching table manners to helping them understand the reasons why food wastage should be minimised, you will be able to create a context for them to learn these essentials.
Improved social engagements
Let your kids realize the essence of community living from the very start. Take them around to social gatherings and motivate them to participate in collaborative exercises. Allow them to help someone in need and ask for help as well. Build an environment where the kid gets acquainted with his or her community and actively engages with people in social situations.
Respecting people and relationships around you
One of the most valued lessons of life that you ought to teach your kids is about respecting people and relationships around them. Show them the right way of meeting and greeting people. Teach them how to say ‘Hello’ or ‘Namaste’ to their elders or learning to shake hands with friends. More importantly, set an example to ensure they follow your footsteps.
Time is the most valuable asset and hence teaching your little ones about the essence of time is an important task. Setting a daily routine, ensuring that you visit a place at the designated hour are all essential habits that your kid will imbibe from you. So, ensure these are looked up and importantly, the child is made aware of them.
Emphasising on cleaning and grooming
Dress properly so that your kid understands that grooming is important. Bathe and brush every day. Wear ironed clothes, polish your shoes and let them imitate you. Fold your sheets after waking up, keep your plates in the sink once done, keep your things back in the right drawers and help out by laying the table. These little acts inbuilt in our daily living ensures that self-care becomes a habit.
At Beansprouts, we take immense pride in ensuring that children build the right habits both at school and at home.