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Early learning Pattern detection Techniques

Parenting is new to every parent be it with a first child or second or more. Every child is different, their nature, personality, habit it’s like having new parenting experience with every newborn child. One thing that stands common for every child is their critical early learning stage. A Child’s brain development fastens up at 0-2year age. This is the most important parent and child one on one relationship building phase, understanding the child, early learning pattern detection techniques and inculcating in them the early learning techniques.

Identifying and creating early learning patterns for the child is the most crucial for their brain development. Developing custom early learning method for children is the best way to fast track their brain growth. This doesn’t mean teaching them extensively but recognizing the child’s interest and enforce an early learning pattern in their playtime. This is not rocket science and can be easily interpreted by constant and focused observation of your child’s playtime.


How to Identify child interest –

  • Establishing a defined play area for your child. Anywhere in your house, choose a corner which is only dedicated for your child’s playtime. Try best to have a natural lit and well-ventilated cover, with interactive toys and colourful mat.
  • Keep everything as organised as possible, it helps the child to recognise where are the toys placed. Divide the toys as per your toy collection from books to manual play toys, to automated toys too, soft toys and so on.
  • Build a daily playtime routine – early morning, afternoon and evening. Encourage the child to play in that defined area as set timings. This helps in constructing association between the child and play area.
  • Give your child free play for 2 weeks. This means let the child play with whatever toy he/she wants to play. Keep all toys at easy reach of your child and let he/she explore. Give them the freedom to pick their own toy and move to the next one. Be it throwing every toy around and not engaging for long.
  • Be around and just OBSERVE them for 2 weeks. Keep a note of the toy your baby likes and spend the most time with it. Be it soft toy, car, books, puzzle etc (My daughter has been obsessed with hollow spaces, it a bottle or ring or container or test tube. Basically anything hollow). Identify what time of the day the child is most interactive and how choice preference changes at every time of the day.
  • Once you have the list of her favourite toys. Let your child play with those toys only and soon they ‘ll pick on of the favourite among those toys.
  • Decode the toy interest be it an automated musical toy or just a rattle or a Barbie or a book.

How to apply their interest to buy tools/activities for your child to learn –

Once you are sure of your child’s interest , try to involve her/him in similar activities. Do great research to buy him/her his interest’s EARLY LEARNING TOYS. If you notice the interest in hollow space, buy toys like ring stacker, cup stacker. If you notice curiosity in an automated musical toy, shop for a manual toy like drums for him/her and encourage for manual play. While striking the drum with stick teach counting like one strike, two strikes and so on. If your child is inclined towards the soft toy, shop fabric books, fabric cube stacker for them.If your child is attracted to a car, buy them age-appropriate car building toys. I hope you get the idea.

As they grow ,their interest area changes from loving rattle to soft toys. Hence try to Identify new interest every 3 months and be very observant with their changing choices.Don’t expose your child to multiple toy choice at the same time. Give them time to get hang onto one toy at a time.Keep them involved in their interest activity like for hollow space, try straw and net basket activity. For a music-minded child, give your child a different kind of utensil (plastic container, wooden spoon and steel plate etc). Early learning patterns are very vital in making a strong root for your child’s brain development. Be involved in daily child activity, don’t force your child to play certain games. Encourage your child’s choice be it a soft toy or sensory playmaking messing up with everything. Children’s brains are growing at a pace we cant imagine all we can do is help them and support them in this growth.


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27 thoughts on “Early learning Pattern detection Techniques

  1. Hi,
    I agree that early learning patterns are very vital in making a strong root for a child. Spending quality time to observe their changing interest patterns also brings us closer to them.

  2. Danisha ..perfect activities to develop cognitive skills. My son has done same kind of activities when he turned 1. He even enjoyed opening and closing bottle caps.
    Identifying area of interest is important ..for us the recent one is scribbling everywhere (I am trying to save the walls😂😂)

  3. These are some really amazing activities which can be done with kids. However, along with the activities, I deeply believe that following a routine is equally essential. I was not-so-good with routine earlier, but I now deligently follow a routine and my daughter looks forward to it. 🙂

  4. organisation and setting a defined area for play is a good method to exercise for constructive play. Also giving free paly time along woth it and balancing it while observing the choices
    the child makes is a very effective technique for cognitive development.

  5. Hi Danisha, loved reading your article. Its so important to identify early learning patterns for a child. I used to the same with my son and still do. Most of the toys I buy or activities I do are based on what he is showing interest in nowadays. If she shows interest in a clock we make a DIY clock, it he likes scribbling we take out are magnetic doodle.

  6. An interesting read, Danisha. I do feel that such discipline may not work for every parent, or child, or at times, the family environment, but it is good to read and know more, and then figure out what works best for one’s temperament and circumstances.

    1. It’s not a discipline. It’s just giving your child and environment to study his/her interest. It’s doesn’t need to be fancy just a simply corner would do the job.

  7. What an interesting idea. For now, my daughter is only enjoying free play and her favourite activity is throwing her toys! On the other hand, during bath time, she picks up all shampoo bottles and throws them into an empty bucket, but when it comes to her building blocks she takes them out of the bucket they are stored in. I wish I could understand what that meant. Any tips?

    1. Nitika she is doing great for her age. She has interest in sound (common at this age) they like to throw things and want to see the impact and hear the sound . This might continue till 2year. Although I am extremely annoyed by this from Meera . She has interest in hollow space because she put all the shampoo bottle in empty bucket. Give her differ kind of bottles and uncap them. She ll try to cap them and explore. She might make a rattle out of it by putting smaller cap in a bigger bottle and shaking it. She is small for stacking toy as of now. She ll soon start packing the stacking toys one another. She has great spatial understanding , give her hollow objects as much as possible and let her explore. She ll definitely surprise you.

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