Providing Hands-On Learning Experience For Children At An Early Age

Children learn best while being involved in activities that are engaging and fun. They are active learners and enjoy the process of being physically invested in the lessons they learn. Hands- on learning is good for children and early experiences greatly influence their personality as they grow into adults. By age 5, most children cultivate the better part of their intellect, skills, and personality. 
An early childhood learning center provides the open space to run around, and also offers innovative, interesting, and skill-based games and programs that keep the children actively engaged. It also provides the children with enough confidence to not only take part in the activities but also enjoy it thoroughly making it an enriching experience. Some of these learning centers are equipped with sophisticated learning environments that are designed to stretch a child’s minds and encourage them to actively participate in interactive sessions.
Exposing your child to such an engaging early childhood learning center can be a rewarding hands-on learning experience for your child. Learning is an ongoing process, the seeds of which are sown pretty early in life.
Importance of Early Tactile Learning
Children with real hands-on, do-it-myself experience, however small the activities maybe, learn to interact with adults and other children with confidence. It also teaches the children to actively take an initiative to learn from an experience thereby contributing to their learning process. By providing the children with hands-on learning experiences, we open them to a world of possibilities and nurture their personality as well as creativity.
Learning by Doing
Research shows that when a sensory input is combined with a tactile input (a physical activity); the experience is imprinted in the memory as a meaningful activity performed for a purpose and promotes learning. The earlier a child is trained to learn by doing, better learning capabilities the child imbibes. By simply involving the child in everyday activities, it can shape the child’s learning style. Children start learning all kinds of things from a young age and how we let them perceive and retain these lessons determines their physical, emotional, and mental growth.
Encouraging Outdoor Activities
Families should encourage the children to go outdoors and play instead of staying indoors and watching television. Taking a trip to the nearby park, visiting a train station, or observing the activities around the neighbourhood, can be a bonding experience for the family as well as taking advantage of teachable moments arising out of these impromptu experiences. Letting the children participate in simple everyday tasks can make the hands-on learning experiences of a child exciting and real.