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Early development: the purposes

the Concept “early development“ strongly took the place in the modern world. And if some time ago even the treatment of this concept caused disputes, then its accurate definition is given [1] now. Now more and more parents reflect: whether I want to be engaged with the child in early development?

As a rule, here - that also problems arise. The child himself also very quietly develops whether it is necessary to add something from himself? All grew up without different special techniques, and to our child what for? whether It is possible to load his nervous and physical system, he such small and weak? And if all - all this is necessary and it is possible, then how he will feel in society?

Questions collect, there are doubts which we hurry to disseminate information from books and the Internet - conferences. And why not to ask the child - whether he will be able to master it and whether it is necessary for it?

Let`s try to get up for a minute on its place. So, it … at mother in a stomach. To it it is warm and cozy. He sees light, hears sounds, feels. Already at this time it is not passive: scientists proved that he continuously perceives and remembers information [2]. After the birth all its systems join: sight, hearing, sense of smell, taste, touch begin to develop. And, the most important, powerful mechanisms of adaptation turn on, the child adapts to conditions of his real and future life [3]. The basis of all this is comparison and a basis of bases - information. How to distinguish yellow light from red if an eye constantly is in the dark? How to learn to distinguish voices of parents if around constantly silence? What is wind and as to react to it to the temperature-controlled centers if around the constant temperature and humidity? Yes, many of these processes take place at the subconscious level, but it does not belittle value of information. During the early period of development of a brain (from the birth till three years), the kid is similar to information sponge: he needs to know everything about this world.

So, information for the child is not desire and not an opportunity. It for it - need.

we Will address essence of development generally and early development now in particular. Montessori`s framework, Zaytsev`s cubes, Doman`s cards, various games, toys and grants - all this information on world around. Even the special set of exercises - dynamic gymnastics is information on gravitation, space and abilities of a body.

Conclusion 1 : being engaged with the child in early development, we simply expand information space of the child and, thereby, we give it the chance though partially to satisfy the thirst of knowledge of world around flaring in it.

From where there are problems? From where fear of parents of an overload of nervous system of the child? Before its adaptation in the world of the human relations?

we Will return to the beginning: an essence of questions which set parents, in the following. Whether I that my child was able to read (to write, consider, to sing, go) want earlier, than his peers? But the child - the independent personality, he has the right to solve in whom to him to be and what to be engaged. To solve it for it - a crime against the personality. Exactly here roots of problems with mentality and adaptation of the child in society.

We can only help it, offering toys, games, grants, offering information. We can only open those doors to which to the kid without our help it will be difficult not only to crawl, but also to reach.

Each parent will tell that to see the child as the creative person, to see his achievements in the sphere chosen by him - a limit of dreams, the PURPOSE of all educational process. Base for this purpose: ability to obtain information, ability to make decisions and creative potential. On it can do and MEANS of achievement of a goal - early development has to be directed.

Conclusion 2 : early development is not the purpose, but the means allowing to bring up the personality capable to achieve success in any sphere of activity.

of the Consequence from this following. It is not important how to be engaged, important to be engaged in principle. It is not important when the child learned to read, it is important that he learned to get knowledge.

the Most important that such goal-setting allows to leave a close framework of various techniques and to develop the, suitable for the child technique of providing information, and also in time to correct it.

you Remember

: nothing from offered by you to the child, will go to waste.


  1. E. Danilova, That such early development? / / danilova. ru.
  2. A. Bertin Vospitaniye in mother`s womb: The lane with fr. - M., 1992.
  3. M. Trunov, L. Kitayev Ekologiya of infancy. First year. - M, 1993.