Top Benefits Of Early Education For Pre-schoolers

January 23, 2020

Children in the UK typically start full-time school the September after their fourth birthday. However, before this, there are many childcare facilities parents could enrol their little ones in to get them ready for their first day in Reception.

Here are just a few reasons why pre-schools or nurseries are the ideal choice for youngsters, and how these settings can be really important for their development.

– Academic skills

Though they might only be little, there are a lot of skills children can pick up in early education, from mark-making to counting. These help set them up for school, as they learn to hold a pen or even write, as well as gain an understanding of some phonics, and become aware of a few numbers and shapes.

A study in the Journal of Child Development revealed this early education could have an impact that lasts through to secondary school. The research tracked 466 low-income, racially and ethnically diverse three and four-year-olds over a decade, and found the youngsters who were taught by teachers with additional training were a quarter of a letter grade ahead of their peers by the beginning of high school.

The report stated: “Providing teachers with positive classroom management and stress reduction strategies may have led to a more positive classroom climate, which in turn resulted in immediate improvements in students’ self-regulatory and academic skills.”

– Better social skills

Learning social skills is a huge milestone for pre-schoolers, with this age being well-known for its temper tantrums, not wanting to share, and lashing out when they are frustrated.

However, these are all normal behaviours for such young children, as they have to learn how to interact with others their own age and communicate their needs without responding physically.

The best way to learn this is by being exposed to other children as frequently as possible, as they have to develop a variety of social skills very quickly, including waiting for their go, listening to what people say, sharing their toys, turn-taking, understanding their impact on other kids, and showing kindness towards them.

An article in Emerging Ed Tech stated: “The earlier children learn to function in a group, the better they will behave in group settings when they’re older.”

This is even more important for youngsters without any siblings, as they need to understand the dynamics of working and socialising in a group, particularly before they get to school.

– Communication

One of the greatest benefits of early education is that it helps your child develop their communication skills. Parents are fine-tuned to what their youngsters are trying to say, even if it is hard for anyone else to understand. Therefore, this can make the child lazy in increasing their vocabulary and trying to get their point across.

Instead, by interacting with peers and teachers, they improve their communication skills. P. Gail Williams from the American Academy of Pediatrics told Healthline: “Kids learn in those early years through play, being a part of play situations in which they learn vocabulary as they play and learn from other kids.”

They also learn how to make eye contact to indicate listening, greet others, and eventually, say please, thank you and sorry – not just to adults, but to their friends as well.

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