“Do not tell them how to do it
Show them how to do it………………
If you show them, they will
Want to do it themselves.
(By Dr Maria Montessori)
The first critical period of brain development begins around age 2 and concludes around age 7. It provides a prime opportunity to lay the foundation of a holistic education for children.
The best age to start preschool in India is considered to be 2½ years. However child might need a little extra time to become school ready. Toddlerhood is a time when kids indulge in more group play activities than individual ones. They want to play games where they can share things and play as a collective group. Some kids take time to adjust with group playing while others mingle with their peers in an instant.
Kindergarten school is considered to be the first stepping stone into the world of formal education.
Probably that’s why children who join Nursery school learn-
- Self-control– Self-control is part of group of skills that allow kids to manage their thoughts, actions and emotions so that they get things done.
- Conversational skills- It is important for a child’s development, relationships and well-being. It can be developed by talking and listening with them everyday
- Ability to follow instructions- It is an important aspect of everyday life. It can influence grades, learning subject matter and correctly executing skills.
- Ability to focus – The ability to focus and control involves the developing executive functioning skills including ability to pay attention, learn and remember rules and the self-control to not to act on initial impulses.
- Knowledge of basic alphabets, numbers, shapes, colours etc.– It is important for kids to give them some vocabulary and describing the world around them.
Sending the kids to Kindergarten completely depends on the child’s development progress, Age is just a number. He / She should attain a certain level of socio-economic growth to be able to qualify for Kindergarten’s best age criteria.
“A child’s mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled”. (By Dorothea Brande)