Child First Day of School
Josie Meade, a teacher at the Creative Kids preschool in Manhattan Beach, California and her views about early childhood are fresh and in perfect sync with what The Oscar school feel .
Your child’s first years of school are filled with many wondrous moments. It’s a time of tremendous social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development, and it can come and go before you know it. The skills learned at this stage — knowing what sounds the letter A makes or adding 2 + 2 — may seem simple but they will set your child up for a lifetime of learning. Pre-K may look like all fun and games (music, storytime, dancing, art) but there’s an intense amount of brainwork going on. Young children learn through play and creative activity, so your preschooler’s building blocks and train tracks aren’t just entertaining; they’re teaching problem solving and developing their intellect mind.Preschool is also a time for developing good learning habits and positive self-esteem. “If they feel good about themselves and know how to feel proud even if they make a mistake, everything else will fall into place. Cheer your child’s successes at this stage but also allow her to fail. Allow children to fall down and make mistakes and feel that it’s okay. They move on and learn from it for the next time. Here are the important learning milestones children will typically achieve in preschool, with tips for helping your child stay on track at home.