Preschool is not a part of public school curriculum, but it is still commonly attended by young children when they are at the ages of 3-4. There are many valuable lessons learned in preschool, although these take place in a non-traditional classroom environment that encourages the use of games and songs rather than teaching in the more academic sense.
Success in reading
Children in preschool do not sit down and read, but they might listen to stories read aloud by the instructor or acted out with puppets on a small stage. Activities of this nature are important for pre-reading education because they provide children with the opportunity to understand the structure of stories as they learn new vocabulary connected with specific images or actions.
Most preschool programs dedicate time specifically for play either indoors or outside. Playtime is actually a place of significant learning for children, because they learn to share, be respectful and communicate effectively. As these lessons are learned, the instructor is observing closely to act as a mediator when necessary.
Confidence in small tasks
Classroom participation is essential in preschool, and children may have a number of duties, including cleaning up materials after activities, setting the table for snack time, or making beds after nap time. As young kids take on these small projects, they gain confidence that they can fend for themselves and begin to develop a sense of personal responsibility.
At Naperville’s Adventures in Learning, you can find an exceptional preschool program for your young children in addition to daycare services for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. To enroll your child in any of the programs offered at Adventures in Learning, call 630-355-3249 today.