CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENTAL DYNAMICS ON ACQUISITION OF INTELLECTUAL SKILLS ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CHILDREN IN KENYA

Samuel Kibe, Ruth Thinguri

Abstract


The purpose of this study was a critical analysis on impact of environmental dynamics on acquisition of intellectual skills on Early Childhood children in Kenya. Most Early Childhood children in Kenya have been greatly affected on acquisition of intellectual skills by environmental dynamics. The study was mainly to critically analyze on impact of environmental dynamics on acquisition of intellectual skills on early childhood children, impact of play materials, impact of good healthcare, impact of balanced diet, impact of socialization, and impact of family structure on acquisition of intellectual skills on early childhood children in Kenya. This study was conducted by employing the qualitative research design to carry out the critical analysis. The study brought about recommendations on the government, Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), community, parents, and teachers, to identify the best environmental conditions that are good for children; provision of adequate play materials, proper balanced diet, positive socialization, and appropriate family structures, in order to positively develop their intellectual skills. The study also recommended all the stakeholders to improve the environmental condition that enhance acquisition of intellectual skills in Early Childhood children in Kenya.

 

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environmental dynamics, acquisition, intellectual skills

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