Phenomenal reasons why are milestone charts the great thing for toddlers!
When my dear friend sent me this milestone charts from birth to 11 years of a child’s life, I was very excited. These are the official development charts that are used at the Institute of Speech Pathology and the Institute of Physical Medicine, developed by pediatricians and psychologists, and are used as additional material in the program of stimulation of psychomotor and cognitive development. For me, it’s wonderful and specific guidelines that every parent should read.
That’s why I was surprised with the perception of other moms, especially my mother’s friend’s comment. When my mother offered her to read the milestone charts, she replied that she did not intend to read it in the wish that her grandchild develops at his own pace. Yes, I was very surprised! Children’s milestone charts and serve to enable the child to follow its pace of development, and make it little easier to you.
And for all those who believe that such texts are always written by people without children, I can tell you that as a mother of four children, I read a variety of texts written by fully professional people. This time, I bring you the reasons why are the milestone charts fabulous for your child’s growing up, from the perspective of experts and from my own experience.
Milestone charts appreciate the uniqueness of each child!
Experts who appreciate the uniqueness of your child made the milestone charts. They know that toddlers thrive ” in jumps” and not continuous, so that what yesterday seemed like a mission impossible, tomorrow can be done without problems.
As parents, following the advice of milestone charts, you can independently and realistically to assess your child. No need to compare with other children when you have a chart that tracks his progress. Don’t worry and be realistic. No one is good in all areas, but everyone is really good at something. Through simple games and tasks, you will be able to stimulate your child’s development in those areas in which particularly good, as you will be able to improve the areas in which you are having difficulties. Timely detection of weaknesses, you will just spend the playtime with a toddler in themed games. As you can see, there is no question of pushing. Simply, it is about offering different incentives that will make it easier improving their skills through the game. Growing up is consists of a process of mastering new skills.
Milestone charts help us to spot the existing problem
With the help of milestone charts will be unnecessary to ask yourself whether the progress of your child all right. If you encounter difficulties, you will know what to ask the pediatrician during next control. In addition, following of milestone charts prevents “cumulative lag”. It is easiest to explain with an example: At a certain point the children learn to count. It may seem that it’s okay that your child is not interested in numbers. In the next phase from a child to a certain age is expected to count to ten and up to twenty. Your child is still not interested in numbers, but he has already started school and then, your child, which tracks what you consider “his own pace” – lags behind peers. They already learn to multiply, and he hasn’t mastered the subtraction.
Is it scary? No. All kids learn to count, multiply and divide. Some children to learn spontaneously, some need a little encouragement, but everything can be achieved through the game. Other children are simply not interested or motivated enough. Then milestone charts are helpful. They can give us concrete proposals to overcome the development difficulties through the game.
If this does not help, consult a specialist. No child needs to exhibit stress and inability to progress.
Have confidence in your child.
And don’t forget to enjoy his growing up!