Preschool is more than colored blocks and finger paints. In fact it is a big part of your child’s early development.
What is Early Childhood Development?
What is early child development? According to this article from the University of Michigan Medical School:
“Child development refers to how a child becomes able to do more complex things as they get older. Development is different than growth. Growth only refers to the child getting bigger in size. If you are concerned about your child’s development, please see Developmental Delay on YourChild. When we talk about normal development, we are talking about developing skills like: Gross motor: using large groups of muscles to sit, stand, walk, run, etc., keeping balance, and changing positions. Fine motor: using hands to be able to eat, draw, dress, play, write, and do many other things. Language: speaking, using body language and gestures, communicating, and understanding what others say. Cognitive: Thinking skills: including learning, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning, and remembering. Social: Interacting with others, having relationships with family, friends, and teachers, cooperating, and responding to the feelings of others. SOURCE ARTICLE
Preschool age is pretty much anything before five years old at which time, children enter kindergarten.
What Milestones Are Part of Early Childhood Education
Well for one, learning to recognize faces. This is an older thing that is wired into us over time. Without it however, a person cannot truly function. What’s fascinating about childhood development is so much happens within the first five years. A lot of people just don’t know how much.
So remember, the choices you make with your child will determine the path their lives will take. So give them every advantage. Give them a love of learning and work with them. And start at the beginning with their preschool.
This concludes part one of our series. For more information on early childhood education, be sure to read part two and part three as well.
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