A child can start to reason as early as 12 to 18 months old. But as they age, it becomes easier for them to think logically. Every child learns this skill at a different rate because different things make this skill happen.
When toddlers understand colors and shapes, recognize pictures, faces, and touch, and start walking, they enter a new world full of things to learn and do. But at this point, they are not very good at thinking logically because their choices are based only on what they like.
What is logical reasoning, and why does it matter?
Logical reason is the process of coming to conclusions based on logical inferences that can be made from what you see, hear, and smell, the order of things, their qualities, and how they relate to each other. This is an important skill to teach your child because he will use it in everyday life and school.
Children learn from what they see. Even though they can't talk well, they make sense of what they see. For example, if your toddler gets his hands dirty, he will eventually figure out that his hands are dirty and look for ways to clean them. So, kids must face problems and find logical ways to solve them.
So, for toddlers to be able to think about things abstractly, parents also need to put in time and effort. Nutrition is a backstage helper when it comes to building logical thinking. If you provide your child with the right amount of food, his or her skills will grow faster.
Activities to assist toddlers in learning to think logically.
When toddlers ask "why," their parents need to start talking to them by asking them questions. You'll get the right amount of interest when you ask the right questions. Check out these ideas for activities to help your child learn how to think logically.
Imaginative play helps a child learn how to think logically by letting him connect what's in his head to the real world. Learning to play make-believe means they are starting to understand how things and symbols work. This lets them use their creativity to come up with something new.
Give your child a variety of things to use as props, such as clothes, paper, blocks, toys, pillows, and cardboard boxes, as well as other things that kids like. The story he makes up with the objects will help him think more logically.
Sorting and categorizing
Sorting is a great way to learn how to think logically. Give your child toys and objects of different sizes and shapes that are brightly colored, and ask him to sort and group them. This game can also be played with clothes.
Let your child help you sort white clothes out of the pile of clothes while you do your laundry.
Give your child two boxes and tell him to put his animal toys in one box and his Legos in the other.
Give your child a bunch of different colored beads and request him to sort them by size. Sorting is a fun hobby that not only helps kids learn to think logically but also helps them pay attention and remember things.
As was already said, doing things with your child daily is very important. Children between the ages of 2 and 6 may have many questions. This only makes them more interested. If you answer your child's questions clearly and patiently, it will help him get better at using logic.
For example, if your child puts a jacket over a stuffed dog toy, ask questions like Give him a chance to ponder, pay heed to his answers carefully, and talk to him to help him build self-confidence and reasoning skills.
Ask your child questions about what he does or where he is during his daily activities. Ask him what he's eating, what he is doing with his face, yes or no questions, etc.
This teaches your kid to be in the moment and spend to what is going on about him or her. This helps his brain use information regularly and draw connections and conclusions from what he sees.
Nutrition Power Play
Every child's physical, mental, and social-emotional development starts with how they eat and what they eat. Your child should eat well every day as part of their daily routine. He should eat foods with nutrients such as phospholipids, choline, folic acid, ARA, DHA, iron, and so on.
As a parent, you may go through times when your child doesn't like certain foods. Making mealtimes fun and interesting can help your child be less fussy and boost their brains.
Show your kid different colored fruits and vegetables and make happy sounds and faces as you do so. This will convince your toddler that the items for which you create joyful expressions are delicious.
You can start giving your little one a choice before he eats, but make sure you only give him two healthy choices. Letting him choose will boost his trust and assist him in forming healthy habits that will last a lifetime. When teaching toddlers how to think logically, feeding them well is like fueling them.
This activity will assist your child in seeing and understanding what needs to be done. He will act and put the things where you want them while he is listening to your instructions. Their only job will be to determine things based on what you tell them.
For this game, you need 4-5 toys, teddy bears, fruits, or anything else that kids can play with. Please write out a list of things for him to do. For instance, you have a stuffed bunny, a car, a squished elephant, a doll, and a yellow block.
Give your child instructions like, "Make a train with all your toys. Put the toy to wheels first, the bunny to big ears next to the car, and the yellow toy last." This will enable your child to pay attention to each instruction and improve his ability to think things through.
It's important to play games with kids that help them think more logically and also help them get better at moving their bodies.
Make a path to the finish of your house with large, colorful X-shaped pieces. Place healthy treats your child likes every few Xs so he stays interested in the game and follows all the Xs. Children can think logically, but you can help them get better at it by talking to them, asking them the correct questions, and being patient as they use logic through trial and error.
The above activities are designed to assist your child in improving his ability to think logically. Even though these activities can assist your toddler in developing his or her reasoning skills, you should talk to your child's pediatrician and get detailed advice since every child learns at a different rate.