Importance of Preschool for Your Children

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Most parents realize the importance of a preschool in the educational development of a child. They all know children are receptive to new things and can quickly grasp whatever is thrown at them. Though preschools can differ based on which part of the world you are located in, the objective is the same and that is to impart education in a fun way at an early age.

Though there are several things that are taught, it’s the development of motor skills that is important in a child. Kids who did not attend preschool not only had poor motor skills could but also had trouble reading and writing. The impact of that is that when it is time to go mainstream, these kids have trouble keeping pace with those who attended preschool.

Some parents argue that preschool should be fun and should not put undue pressure on the kids. Though it could be true in certain countries, especial in the far-east the school hours are quite long for preschoolers compared to that in the west. The advantage of that is that these kids find it much easier to cope with homework and higher studies later on. Lot of parents send their kids for extra classes outside of school hours and that is more to ensure they are always on top. You might call this as part of the culture.

Whether the hours for preschoolers should be more is debatable but there is no debate on the advantages of sending your kids to a preschool. All parents agree with their importance and it really plays a major role in early childhood education.

Most preschools nowadays believe in nurturing the natural skills of a child. So you can expect the teacher to be more serving and guiding rather than placing too many restrictions and obstacles in the learning process.

They place a lot of importance on the basics of child development. They realize that each child carries a certain uniqueness that can only be recognized with close observations. Therefore the teacher to student ratio is small in these schools so that the teacher can observe each child closely.

Though schools for children can be expensive, they do play an important role in giving your child the head start they need in life. Better reading, writing, motor and speaking skills are just some of the skills that your child can expect to improve by attending a preschool.

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By Nina Clair


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