” Together we will be stronger”

The Goal:
To have holistically develop children in our community.

Workshop objectives:
1- To improve parents’ knowledge on child brain development from age (0 to 8). 2- To know the factors effecting optimum child brain development. 3- Provide parents with some good practices for helping the child brain development.

Rationale:
It was clear that there is a gap between the child's home, the kindergarten or nursery attended by the child, where the differences in many of the concepts, right and wrong and behaviors, ……etc. The child spends most of his time at home as it provides for kindergarten / nursery average five hours a day, while the rest of the time it is at home and then come the need to work with parents who are in the process of child development.

The family environment is the primary source of

Why is it important to work with family?

experience for a child, both because family members (or other primary caregivers) provide the largest share of human contact with children and because families mediate a child’s contact with the broader environments.

The target groups:
All parents having children in age from(0-8). Grandparents , caring givers.

Workshop Agenda
Day (1) schedule

Workshop Agenda
Day (2) schedule

The methodologies
1. Brain storming . 2. Open discussion. 3. Working groups. 4. Presentations. 5. Activities.

Activity

Why is brain ?important for us
We normally feel that brain is only for thinking, learning and memorization. BUT We are not aware that the brain also controls all the activities in the body. So we can conclude that holistic development of a child can only occur when brain is developed holistically.

When does the brain start working?
 Parents views will be taken that when

brain start working?  The brain start developing from the time of conception.  At the time of birth hundred billion brain cells are formed.  Between birth and age 3, the brain creates more synapses (connections) than it needs.

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 Factors effecting development of brain:

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1- Mothers health: Physiological status (stress). Nutritional health: (prenatal, Antenatal, Postnatal). 2- Nurture: Stimulus given to a child Environment helps in development of brain (synapses) Exploration. Love & care/ emotions - Young children need safety, love, conversation. Social interaction 3- Nutritional Status of the child: Height & weight. Food & Hygiene .

Review of day one through the activity

?How can we help our children to develop brain •How can we help the child Fact-finding about knowledge and practices in the community An introduction (discussion Fact-finding about knowledge and practices in with parents). • the communityof positive knowledge and Reinforcement practices& introduction the new material, with Reinforcement of positive knowledge and visual supports :

practices Introduction of new material, with visual - Development through playing. - Reading stories. supports - Through participation in the everyday Discussion of responses, worries, problems, activities. disagreements activity. - Through art
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- Be with them during all the activities etc……

What we can do at home? We will start with a group activity & we will divide parents according to their children‘s age.

Individual differences between children’s brain develop:
Child development is often thought about in terms of ‘milestones’. The amount of time it takes to reach each milestone is different with each child – some children excel in social, emotional and cognitive development, while others are much faster in terms of their physical and motor skills development. It is important for parents to remember that each child is different.

Conclusion:
The development of a child’s brain holds the key to the child’s future. Although the “first years last forever “ in terms of the rapid development of young children’s brain , the actual first years of a child’s life go by very quickly. So touch, talk, read, smile, sing, count and play with your children. It does more than make both of you feel good. It helps a child’s brain develop and nourishes the child’s potential for a lifetime.

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