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Daydreaming children

Daydreaming children

“Mom, you know what happened when we were painting at school? The dinosaur I drew jumped from the paper. A dinosaur with wings. So I got on your back and we flew home. On the way, the birds attacked us. But I missed them all with my firing stick… ” Is your child so dreamer? If yes Psychologist Nur Dinçer Genç from DBE Institute of Behavioral Sciences Our interview with you is for you…

3- What are the general characteristics of children aged 4 years? What are the most repeated behaviors during this period?

  • Gradually recognize the dangerous.
  • Self-catering, dressing and undressing, hand washing and tooth brushing skills such as self-care achieves.
  • He could focus his attention for longer. You can play on your own for longer.
  • It can allocate longer time for desk activities. Painting, working with different materials (play dough, finger paint, etc.) are of interest. In this age period his paintings are subject matter and they become more understandable. In human drawing, there are eyes, mouth and legs coming out of the head.
  • Puzzle making is of interest to some children during this age period. It begins during this age of playing games built with large and low-part Legos.
  • He likes to imitate. It takes on different roles. One day he becomes a cat, another day he replaces the hero in the tale he is listening to.
  • He begins to realize that he is now a different individual than other people. He begins to realize that others have different feelings and thoughts.
  • Learns colors.
  • One begins to understand differences such as one and a lot.
  • Sort objects according to their different characteristics such as size or color.
  • He can learn to count to five.
  • Things done in the kitchen or at home can help.
  • He can buy his own toys and put them back.
  • It is of interest to learn cause and effect relationships.
  • Friend relations develop, learn to share.
  • His speeches conform to the main grammar rules. He has a lot to tell. What happened at school, friends, imaginary stories.
  • They can understand the rules, and when they encounter problems, they can produce their own solutions and get results if they are not intervened about the solutions.
  • He begins to distinguish between past and future. He can understand what will happen when he gets up in the morning with the old ones.
  • From time to time exhibits stubborn behavior, it is important to fulfill their wishes.

What is the dream world of a 3 - 4 year old child?

The imagination of a 3 - 4 year old child now adds different colors to his games and activities. In these age periods, children begin to differentiate between imagination and reality. However, they love listening and making up stories. Being in the place of their favorite fairy tale or cartoon hero, or telling the things that happened to others as if they happened on their own or making up things that never happened are common situations in this period.
Since their imagination is getting richer, their games, pictures and stories they tell become more colorful and rich. The game is the most important part of the child's life in this age period. The social side of the child develops as the relationship of friends begins to develop. He likes to play different roles like walking, talking, pretending to be his best friend. Sometimes it's like a different character (a genie in a fairy tale or a superhero in a cartoon) or replacing an object with another object (making an empty shoe box, a stereo, or a string of cables).
There is no head and end in the stories they tell, the story is told differently each time, but over time it begins to turn them into more realistic and logical stories.

How can parents contribute to the development of the child's imagination?