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Sensori-motor intellect

Some centuries ago, when there was no technological progress yet, when no one had any idea about such words as "psychologist", "early development teacher", "educational toys" etc., children grew up faster, that is, they became independent earlier than modern children.

For example, a 7-year-old girl could replace her mother about the house when she went to work in the field. This baby took care of the younger children, cooked food in the oven, washed clothes, looked after livestock and did a bunch of other things herself. Modern seven-year-olds can hardly boast of such an extensive range of responsibilities.

We don't say that it's good or bad. It's just a reality of the modern world. However, it would be interesting to understand why this happens.

And so we found the thoughts of one scientist who claims that a person is born helpless. Parents several centuries ago, realizing this, tried to teach him how to survive. There was no other way but to teach the girl adult duties. Then household chores were shifted to her, and they went to the field to work.

At that time the presence of sensori-motor intellect was scientifically proved - a whole range of skills that simply help a child survive. The scientists conducted a study that gave answers to various questions. From this it became clear that sensori-motor intellect is made up of some parts of the brain:

The visual cortex - of course, is responsible for the visual perception of outworld, which makes up about 90% of the information we have;

Somatosensory cortex - tactile feelings: temperature, texture, body position in space;

The motor cortex - part of the brain that is responsible for motor activity.

Development of sensori-motor intellect depends on how the child will develop in the future. The more experience a child has in relation to studying the world around him, the faster he transfers from visual-active thinking (touch, lick, tear, scatter, spill) to visual-figurative - performing actions according to the model.

You can quickly transfer from one stage to another with the help of either special training, or simply leaving the child in the environment where he will be forced to do everything as a model. You can start with small things. For example, let your child assemble something according to the example: lay out the cubes in a certain order, lay out “ORTHO PUZZLE ''modular mats as in the picture, and ask him to repeat a simple pattern.

All these skills can be easily honed during the periods of active development of all those brain’s areas that we have listed above. The range of their development varies from 2 to 5 years. If you pay attention to this later, then there will be no overshot.. Development will be slow, complex and with great difficulty.
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