It is a very commonly known fact that children are naturally curious. There is no avoiding it – if something has caught your child’s attention, he/she’ll keep going at that thing until his/her appetite is satisfied. This curiosity is what drives the learning process of a child. For example, if a one year old accidentally touches a hot cup of coffee, just out of curiosity to know what it is, his mind will promptly register that experience into memory and the next time your child will be wary of cups. This is a natural process of trial-and-error through which children learn.
Having your child admitted into early learning centers help them to garner experience and knowledge that equips them to face the world outside when it is time. Ideally, preschools are the place for children up to the age of six – the period when learning capability of humans is at the maximum. Whatever a child learns during this period stays with him lifelong, and may probably get passed down to future generations through parenting. These child care centers help build the children’s focus and concentration capability through interactive learning media. It is necessary to understand here the importance of inculcating the quality of focus in your child. Whatever field of career he may choose in the future, in order to succeed, what he will need is immense focus to be able to keep going on his path.
Preschool education promotes individuality and simulates an atmosphere that is healthy to grow in and learn from. Social interaction, personal hygiene, manners and language are just to count a few things your child learns in a preschool. An educational twist in each activity your child does secretly teaches him concepts in math and science that any sensible individual would know for fact. “The Sun rises in the East”- something scientific and factual is what your child learns in preschools. That, and more. Physical education curriculum ensures that your child understands the benefits of exercise and fitness.
Preschools are often centered on the philosophy of enabling your child to develop a stream of independent thought process. Achieving this helps the child in decision-making in the future, and even in the present. It is necessary to acknowledge individuality because that is what sets each person apart from the other. Self-learning process is the second thing preschool teachers focus on in the children. Schooling system today requires junior-high and high schoolers to do their own studying and thus the requirement of self-oriented learning is justified.
It is said that children learn the most when they are having fun. You must never have come across a preschool with children sitting all hyper-focused in their books and notepads, scribbling away – this is because it is not how children learn. Children need colors, fun, shapes and other tangible things which they can associate their learning with. It is a tool that helps them to grasp concepts better, and retain the lesson in their memories. Preschools are an important step in children’s lives.
Helene Goldnadel is a life coach and provides lessons for child development. She is focused on educational training for child actors and models throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Helene runs her performing art institute with a unique commitment to ensure bright, productive careers for her young students.