Palme School: useful articles about teaching children the Russian language

Do children need to broaden their horizons?

Parents who develop a child's horizons from childhood get a versatile personality in the future. Such children feel comfortable in any company and are able to support conversations on any topic. This is another advantage of developing a child's horizons.

It helps to find non-standard solutions to problems. Thanks to a wide outlook, the child sees that the same problem can be solved in different ways, and it is normal.

Forms open-mindedness. Knowing that things in the world happen in different order and generally come in different ways, the child will think more broadly. For example, knowing that people in different countries celebrate New Year's Eve at different times, he or she will be sensitive to other people's cultural values.

It helps to overcome the fear of something new. When a child sees new landscapes, smells new smells, finds himself in a new environment, he understands that it is interesting and not as scary as he/she might have thought. If he/she encounters something new again in the future, curiosity will replace fear. As an adult, he/she won't be afraid to take risks and win a good position.

Boosts interest in life. The child constantly expects something new and interesting, seeks to explore. This is an important quality that will come in handy in life. They will experiment, get new results, get excited and always be in a great mood.

It will help to discover abilities and improve life. Steve Jobs took calligraphy classes for a long time. When he created his computer, he came up with great typography thanks to his calligraphy classes. At Palme School we see that children with broadmindedness are more developed, they do great with tasks, and we help them strive for more.

But what if a child remains narrow-minded?

Such children will have a gray, boring, formulaic life in which there is no room for healthy risks, positive emotions, victories, and accomplishments. In this life there is stereotypical thinking and no tools to achieve the goal. This is not the future you want for your child, is it?