Top Ten List on Why Preschool Is Important
There are a number of reasons it is a good idea to send your child to preschool. The following is a look at ten reasons that preschool is important:
Reason one: Preschool helps prepare children academically for kindergarten. Most preschools focus on learning letters, numbers, shapes, days of the week, etc. When a child attends preschool, they get the basics down, the things they should know before going to kindergarten if they want to be academically successful.
Reason two: Preschool helps children learn how to interact in a group. Many children who are preschool age have not had significant experience with working in a group dynamic, having to share both items and attention. Preschool is a great structured setting where children learn how to interact in a group.
Reason three: Preschool helps children learn how to be away from their parent without anxiety. Many children suffer separation anxiety when they enter kindergarten if they have not had something that took them away from their parents at regular intervals during the week. Preschool is a great pre-cursor to something longer and daily.