Practice sequencing skill
We often heard about the word “Sequence,” but actually, what does it mean? Let’s have a look.
Sequencing is a flow of events. It is said to be following a step by step procedure to complete any work. Most of our day to day activities follow some sequence. It is one of the essential skills to practice during early life and to make as a routine throughout. Sequencing is an excellent brain-boosting activity that helps in the development of memory.
We can cultivate this skill by following simple day to day activities in a mindful way. How to do it in early childhood? Here, I am sharing some ways to do.
Ways to practice sequencing to toddler and preschooler:
In the first place, let the child open up and tell a story. They think about the picture and utter the story with the flow of events. This kind of storytelling helps a lot in brain integration.
2.Talking about daily routine.
Ask your child to explain their day to day practices. Ask questions related to their everyday routine. Regular talks help them to remember and convey it sequentially. Let me elaborate on it.
Make conversation based on
Having such kind of talks helps them to talk sequentially and convey more.
3.Interlinking treasure hunt
Keep the hints interlinked. Kids have to find clue two from clue one. They need to follow the sequence to complete the task. If they missed any clues, they can’t finish it. Here we can talk about the consequences of breaking the sequence.
4.Dot to Dot marking
6.Sequence memory game
7.Reading story books
You can Read a story and ask the child to narrate the same after completing the book. Let them recollect and tell the story.
Check out some of our book recommendations, which helps to encourage sequencing activity.
- Julia Donaldson books
- Naisha series books.
- Where is amma – Tulika Publications.
- Where is pooni -Tulika Publications.
- Farida plans a feast.
Advantages of sequencing activity:
Now, this is important. Never break the sequence while the child is doing it. Even if they miss, any points don’t interrupt but allow them to complete. Talk about the missing part after completion and explain the effects of doing so.
Please Don’t stress out and make a note of every other action of the child. Go with the flow and explain the concept to them. More than completing any work, the child has to understand the procedure.