Should You Enroll Your Children this Year?
Written By Denny Farhan on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 5:15 PM
Your children are very precious for you. For you, who have toddlers, you must start thinking about their education. It is true that education is very important for your preschool children. Many parents think that the earlier they enroll their children to preschool is the better. It is because they think that it is the golden age for their children to learn new things. However, this idea is not always suitable for every toddler. There are things to consider when you are going to enroll your children to a preschool.
Before, you start to think about these considerations, you must understand what a preschool is and how it is beneficial for your three-year-old children. Preschool helps your children to socialize. They will be able to get along with their peers. In consequence, they will have better communication skill. Preschool will also help your children to be successful in the later education levels. They will likely graduate from high school and go to college. Preschool also helps children to understand that learning is fun. It does not mean that they will have excellent academic skills. But it helps them know about their daily life and environment better.
Now that you know more about preschool, you can start to consider whether you are going to enroll your children this year or not. First of all, you must find out whether your children are pretty independent or not. Some of the independent skill that a preschool requires are that your children are potty trained, can wash their own hands, sleep alone, and eating without help. If your children have no these basic skill yet, you must train them first and enroll them to preschool later.
Secondly, you must remember whether your children have spent time away from you. Children who are taken care by caregivers or a babysitter will likely face no problems in attending preschool. However, if you are the one who take care of your children, you may make some adjustment. Therefore, they can attend the preschool with little problem. One of the adjustment that you can do is that let them spend the weekend with their grandparents or aunts.
Another thing that you must consider is that whether your children can work individually on their projects. Some of the preschool projects that will be done by your children are coloring, drawing, or doing puzzle. If your children cannot do one of them or do not like it yet, you must stimulate your children so that they will like it and enjoy doing it.