Pick The Perfect Preparatory For Your Preschooler
You know better than anyone how fast your child learns even before he or she goes to school. Children learn to speak several words and phrases before they start school. They even learn to identify letters and words when an adult reads out to them from a storybook. The right kind of help is essential in this stage of your child’s life to help him get ready for school, both socially and academically. A child may also speak a different language at home. In this context, introduces them to a diverse environment gently and naturally.
Keep two things in mind when you look out for a good preschool: the right place and the right person.
The Perfect Place:
A preschool is also a play school. Children should be able to choose an activity that they would love to do in an environment that maintains the right safety standards. A sand table with shaping toys or a crayon corner and some space for exercise make for a good environment. The lighting and ventilation should induce cheer and interest in the children.
The perfect person: Look for a place that has well trained adults. The number of teachers should be in proportion to the number of children. This is important because a playschooler needs constant supervision and physical and emotional support. The teacher you are looking for is someone who can talk to your children and make them feel comfortable. He or she should have the skill to guide the child in picking up language or developing reading skills. Talk to this teacher to see how far he or she can communicate with you, and reassure you. Observe how the teacher moves between groups of children and caters to their emotional needs as well. Assess the comfort level in the classroom based on student teacher interaction.
Discussions and debates have been generated on early childhood education in Singapore’s preschools today. Continuous research is being done on children development and teacher training. Specialized tests are also conducted at this level to see if the children growth is on par with their peers. The preschool you select should be updated on all these developments.
At this stage of its life, a child has to learn new things, adjust with peers and enjoy comfort emotionally. Parents would do well to keep the tips given in mind when they starts looking for the ideal environment for their preschooler.