CIU Lecturer Made Suggestions about Useful Activities on Developmental Processes in Parent Guidance for Children during Holiday
Assist. Prof. Dr. Sarem Özdemir, Lecturer of the Pre-School Teaching Department, Faculty of Education, Cyprus International University (CIU) advised on activities that can be useful for the developmental process of in parent guidance for children during holiday period.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Sarem Özdemir stated that one of the methods that parents can use to communicate with children most effectively when we consider the developmental characteristics of the child is the game process. Özdemir expressed the importance of balancing the need for appropriate adjustment of this process and the need for eye health as well as mental health, especially when children are interested in games, especially the computer games.
Özdemir suggested that instead of completely abandoning the use of technological tools from the children, to have time limit for the game that the child will play is better, the websites which they will enter must be selected under parental control, and the patterns, colours, numbers, mother tongue, foreign language, etc. for children. the educational games that teach the terms or concepts should be preferred.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Sarem Özdemir stated that children, who spend summer vacations at home, on vacation or out of school need an environment that they have absolutely built up by referring to their parents' guidance, and develop their problem solving and critical thinking skills. Özdemir stated that by asking open-ended questions to children in the process, directing the child to artistic or sporting activities could support mental and sensory as well as psychomotor development of the child.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Sarem Özdemir stated that parents would benefit greatly from their children's interest in directing them to sports, music and other artistic activities and she added that it is the golden rule for the development of the child that problem-solving skills should be developed and open-ended questions should be asked.