In 2020, preschool enrollment dropped to 40%, which was a 14% decrease from 2019. While this was in large part due to the pandemic, there are more parents who are deeming preschool as unnecessary instead of as a benefit.
However, what is learned in preschool is invaluable, so you shouldn’t forego preschool education for your little one.
It might seem like it’s all fun and games, but this education is more crucial than you might think.
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With this mind, I created this article listing some of the benefits of preschool you should know.
All parents will know how difficult it is to get their kids to follow directions. No matter how many times you repeat yourself, your little one just won’t listen!
You’ll be surprised to see that your child will listen to an outside authoritative figure more readily. And when they come home, they won’t be as belligerent either.
You might be able to teach your child some basic math and English skills at home, but you can only go so far with social skills. Even if they have siblings, it’s not the same as dealing with other children.
Preschool provides an environment where your kid can learn to share and be considerate of others. They’ll catch on that emotional outbursts are frowned upon in social settings and develop social skills to fit in with others. They’ll also develop compassion and empathy for other people.
All the activities at preschool are designed to help children with their motor skills. Whether it’s drawing a picture, playing with toys, or tying their shoes, your little one will finetune their muscles and dexterity. And as a result, they’ll go into kindergarten as a confident child!
While interacting with the teacher and other students, your kid will develop their vocabulary. Storytime will not just exercise their imagination, but also expand their word and grammar knowledge.
If they only know a non-English language at home, not to worry, as children are like sponges at this age. A year in preschool, and you’ll see them grasp the English language like a pro!
Some kids are painfully shy and don’t have great self-esteem. Preschool is a place where they can grow and develop their personality and confidence, especially since they’ll see they can be independent of their parents.
They can make friends at the local preschool and then go into kindergarten without fear of being lonely.
As you can see, preschool offers a lot of benefits for your child. It can help them develop as a person and set them up for success.
So don’t skip out on preschool. We know it’s hard to let your little one go so early, but we promise it’ll create a wonderful child who will then be an outstanding adult!
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