Many of us have thrown into the role of homeschooling children without warning or preparation during difficult times. It may feel overwhelming when combined with the demands of daily life and the stress of these uncertain times, but it is critical to enroll the child in all preschool learning activities that are available.
Preschoolers’ literacy skills developed throughout the day, not just during reading. Read-aloud, poems, songs, and rhymes used by teachers to teach topics across the curriculum, classrooms stocked with signs, labeled objects to help students make connections between objects and words.
- Character puppets
- Make up stories
- Use a computer
- Letter cookies
- Rhyme time
The various arts and crafts projects that preschoolers do throughout the day help develop early writing skills. Preschoolers strengthen their hands and fine motor skills as they paint, draw, cut, stick, and glue, gaining the strength and skills needed to hold and use pens and pencils. And, of course, the preschooler’s reading is linked to the writing and literacy skills.
- Practice writing
- Arts and crafts
- Letters and cards
In a preschool classroom, social-emotional learning occurs throughout the day as preschoolers interact with one another, starting to learn to share, take turns, and collaborate. They improve their social and cognitive skills how to be successful students.
- Mind manners
- Talk about the day
- Clean up toys together
Learning at a young age prepares for a lifetime of learning. Preschool teachers educated to teach children educational concepts. Following a curriculum designed to help children progress through learning ensures that they have a solid knowledge foundation before entering kindergarten. Children will be more relaxed in a school setting and develop positive associations with school learning to ease into formal schooling.
Choosing the right preschool
Deciding on a preschool can appear to be a daunting and overwhelming task. It provides the experience necessary to lay the groundwork for a bright academic future, but with so many options available, it can be difficult to know where to begin.
The best place to start is to think about what is required from a preschool program and which educational style is best for the child.
Make sure the student-teacher ratio is low enough to meet the child’s needs, irrespective of which style of school is selected. Some preschools are more academically oriented, while others are more socially oriented. Different schools will have different teaching and discipline approaches and preschool learning activities, which one should investigate before making any decisions.