Although you can find different preschool programs offered at daycare institutes, public schools, and private schools; you will find that a lot of parents will choose a program that has continuity to kindergarten options and even elementary school.
Here is a list of 5 advantages of enrolling your child in school at the Nursery Level:
2. DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL SKILLS
It is very common for small kids to have very little social experiences outside their family circle. Even if they have more experiences outside their family, their social skills are not developed yet. At a nursery level, your child will learn to understand basic social skills, like waiting for his turn, sharing, and how to cooperate with others. It is important that every child learns this type of social skills and develop its ability to adjust in different social environments.
2. EARLY LEARNING PROCESS
Activities in nursery programs are design in a way that children can learn through play. Having fun with his classmates sets the perfect environment for the brain to understand basic knowledge like the alphabet, colors, shapes, and numbers, just to mention a few. Singing along, walks in the park, getting their little hands dirty are all great excuses to learn.
3. MOTOR SKILLS
Seeing your kid running, climbing, digging holes, these activities would probably get you nervous. Nursery programs have controlled environments where children can develop their motor and physical skills. A child’s coordination skills improve significantly with all the group activities at preschool. Coloring inside the line, cutting with scissors, pasting chopsticks, and molding with clay are great ways to achieve so.
4. PREPARATION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION LEVELS
It is very important for you to know that often times, children who enter school after their peers often stay behind. Based on what we now know about children’s brain development during these crucial years, nursery has become just as necessary as kindergarten or first grade. You want to make sure your kid is on the right track to make him successful during his next years of education.
5. ENCOURAGE HIS CREATIVITY
Children have great curious and creative minds. It is common that they feel a little limited at home where they can be reprimanded if they make a mess. Well, not having to worry about that, they are free to create, explore and develop their creativity. Your kid will have an opportunity to develop this skill in practically every activity he participates in nursery.
Knowing you want the best for your toddler, you must consider that nursery programs have emerged as an important strategy to promote school readiness and close achievement gaps in elementary school and beyond. But beyond this, you want to make sure that your child will have the necessary social, motor and creative skills to make him the best version of himself.