Things you need to know before sending your kids to preschool

Things you need to know before sending your kids to preschool

Day preschools play an important role in a child’s life. They provide the necessary care and learning for kids aged less than five years. The staff at preschool ensures that your kid learns in a safe environment and is helped in every step of their way. According to researches, kids who attend preschools are more likely to develop better relationships at their primary schools.

There are many preschools in Singapore like Chiltern House. So how do you choose one that is the best for your child? You should look at curriculum, quality of teachers and most importantly, the general ‘feel’ of the centre which you should get for yourself by going down to the centre. Check out one such preschool, Chiltern House here today.

The following article by Olivia Foley on lists out the main reasons as to why you should send your child to preschool.

Why should you send your child to preschool?

“Children benefit immensely from mixing with other children and will therefore be more prepared and better equipped when it comes to starting school. They will also adapt easily to a learning environment, have greater social skills and they will feel more secure in a different environment. Preschool will have also helped your child develop confidence in relating to adults.” Read More Here

When kids directly start with primary school, it becomes a little difficult for them to adjust to the environment. Attending preschool makes it all the easier for them and they can easily socialize while being open to learn. It also makes them well-prepared and takes away the initial shock of being around so many people all at once. Since the kids have already attended preschool before, they are able to focus more on learning at schools. You definitely do not have to bother about the safety of your child as everything is taken care of. Below is an article by Sarah Kanpton published on about why kids are better off at preschool than home.

Why kids are better off at preschool than at home with their moms?

“Sending youngsters to preschool is likely to be better for them than being at home because it helps them to develop social and everyday skills, a new report has found. In contrast, the children of stay-at-home mums fare less well, having poorer speech and movement, according to research from the London School of Economics and Oxford University.” Read More Here!

While one might think that keeping the toddler home for spending more time with them is a good idea, research suggests the contrary. Sending them to preschool will only boost their overall development. If you are staying at home mom you would prefer keeping your child with you the whole day. While you might make efforts for letting them socialize the impact is far less than what is offered at a preschool. Moreover, it is way easy for the kids to find fellow kids at a preschool than in the nearby playgrounds. You can always have dedicated time with your little one once they are back home. The following article on discusses the pros and cons of sending your kid to the preschool.

Pros and cons of sending your little one to preschool

Preschools have set opening and closing times, so it’s a less flexible option as it’s expected that you’ll fit in with them. There may be an extra charge if you’re late picking up your child.  Some preschools close for one week or two weeks in the summer when many families take their holiday. Read More Here!

The downside of sending your kids to the preschool is that when they are closed you have to make alternative arrangements. Summers is usually when you would go for a trip and preschools have weeks off during the same time. Moreover, when your kid is at the preschool, he/she has a higher chance of catching on diseases as compared to being at home. Therefore you should always make sure that the preschool you send your kid to has an emergency medical care in place. The timings of the preschool are also something that you need to consider. Since they operate within a fixed time you have to be very careful as picking your kids late can cost you extra.

Alas, sending your toddlers to the preschool is a very wise choice and it is important for their growth. Of course there are pros and cons that you need to keep in mind. However, sending your kids to preschool is completely worth it.

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