Here is How Child`s Sense of Direction Can Be Boosted.
Cases of children getting lost have been on the rise especially at the beginning of this year 2021 up to now. The questions that remain unanswered are where do they normally go to? and if at all they are normally kidnapped by who?
Late last year on November 15th, 2020 an expose` documentary that was done by the BBC Eye Africa reported that child trafficking has been on the surge in Kenya and the main reasons were poverty, Traditional believes that without a child a family cannot stand, selfish gain amongst others.
It was also reported that the syndicate practice is rampaged in slum dwelling areas such as Kibera, Kayole, Mathare, and many more.
Well as a parent here are the skill you can use to improve your child`s sense of direction to avoid getting lost or being kidnapped by strangers.
1.Discourage them from talking to strangers: Remember this will always put your children on check since they can only be lure by strangers through simple conversations.
2.Train them on Map Reading: Whenever you're free with your child/ children train them on how to read a map. Explain to them all the compass points that a map has, for example, East, West, North, and South. This can help them locate home whenever they lose directions.
3.Map Sketching; help them sketch your neighborhood map with landmarks on it for familiarization.
4.Nature walk: Go for a nature walk in an unknown place and let your child try finding their way home. Remember when doing this test, you should be around him/ her because the worse can happen too.
5.Use Digital Applications: help your child learn the map using digital apps this can be interesting to them but in the process, they are learning.