The science behind repetition

“Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.” Zig Ziglar


Neurons are the basic cellular building blocks of the brain. A neuron is made up of dendrites....... yeah that's about as far as I got. Seriously I don't think we need to be neuroscientists to acknowledge the phrase practise makes perfect. As adults we have had a whole heap of experience to know that when we do things repeatedly we get results so I urge parents to provide the same gift of learning to your children.


Not only does it help early learners learn faster but it also has behavioural advantages.


Toddlers really love to do things over and over and over again. The phrase "I do it" seems to be a daily one way conversation. Unfortunately, mum (being me) who want to make things go faster tends to take over.... the inevitable occurs. Tantrums and drama. Yip mum (being me) walks away or puts her hands up and I often just want to scream and pull my hair out. But I have also learnt, through repetition, when I choose to embrace the monotony the tantrums don't follow and before long said toddler has mastered a new skill.


A fabulous children book on ht subject is Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It by JoAnn Deak, Sarah Ackerley (Illustrator)








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