Every child has their own special talents and endearing personality traits, but when it comes to ‘giftedness’, some preschoolers exhibit abilities and development that are more advanced than other children their age.
The Parenting Research Centre says, ‘Sound is critically important to the way children learn about their world’ and because there is a tendency to focus on language skills and motor skills, they describe sound as an, ‘Unsung hero in child development’.
When it comes to sustainable living, the simple act of upcycling materials for craft projects, or growing veggies on-site, teaches great habits early on, and there are wide-ranging benefits when your child attends a ‘green’ service.
Preschool is so much more than a place for children to play during the day. It offers countless social, cognitive, academic, emotional and health benefits that could aid them throughout their childhood and well into their adult life.
You can have the most beautifully designed centre, but every child needs a champion for both their wellbeing and learning. Children perceive emotion better than most adults and are more sensitive to the feelings of those around them.
It is no secret that nature and learning outside offer some of the best learning opportunities in the early years. The early learning setting is the best environment for children to develop their social skills and emotional awareness.
For toddlers, the practical life activities help develop gross and fine motor skills, as well as gain a sense of independence. For primary aged children, the practical life activities play a huge role in helping them understand the world around them, as well as form a positive self-image.
The right age to start Montessori education is typically between 2 1/2 and 4 years of age because most Montessori schools are preschools. However, some parents choose to start their children in Montessori from infancy, usually between 8 weeks to 18 months.
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