When you have little ones, you naturally want them to have the best start in life. This is in terms of their health, wellbeing, quality of life, and happiness. There are many factors you need to think about when it comes to achieving these goals, and one of these is to give your little one the best educational and social start in life.
At the age of around three and four, children start to learn things and pick up new skills very quickly. They are not yet at the age where they start school, but they are at an age where they can pick up valuable social and educational skills. If this is something that you want to nurture, one thing you can do is send them to 3 and 4 year old kinder. In this type of environment, your child will be able to learn a host of valuable life skills that will aid their education and their social abilities as they get older and start school. Some of the skills your child can learn include:
Socialising with Other Children
One valuable skill that your child can learn at kinder is the ability to socialise with others. Up until they start pre-school, they will most likely only have socialised with siblings and other family members. It is vital for them to learn how to socialise with other children outside the household or immediate community, and kinder is a great place for them to get used to this. Your child will be able to meet and mix with children from a diverse range of backgrounds while at kinder, which is something that will prove invaluable in terms of preparing them for school life.
Confidence Around Others
Many children have confidence issues when they start school for the first time, and this can have a big impact on their lives in many ways. Even if your child seems quite confident at home, things can be very different when they are outside the comfort of the home environment. By sending your child to kinder before they start full time education, you can ensure they learn to be confident around other people and in new environments. This is something that will then make a huge positive difference to them when they start school.
Respect for Authority
Your child will naturally be used to being around adults and authority figures in your home, and as such will have developed respect for certain adults. However, this does not give them the opportunity to learn to be around other adult authority figures, which is something they will need to do when they start school. By going to kinder, your little one can get used to being around other adults in authority who are not also family members or family friends. This will stand them in good stead for when they start school and have to be around teachers all day.
Find Out More About the Benefits of Kinder
These are just some of the many things your child will learn at kinder. If you would like to know more about the benefits of kinder for your children, get in touch with the team at Happy Hippo. We will be delighted to provide you with more details about our facility and how your child can benefit from attending.