As a new parent, you might have bonded well with your kid, showering them with love and care at their every step and every breath. But, as soon as they reach the toddler stage, you know the time to send them to school is nearing. You start becoming anxious for your kid and the inevitable separation from your kid. You are also worried about their health, environment, and how they will be treated there. infant and toddler care are crucial and delicate. Trusting your child’s care to someone can be very stressful and anxious for you, but recognize the benefits for your child.
This article discusses the need for pre-schooling in toddler and infant care and how it helps their mental and emotional development.
Why do you need to send your kid to a Pre-school?
Pre-schooling helps in the overall development of toddlers. It helps them to grow into conclusive adults. But here is what a preschool exactly does for your kid.
Improve Cognitive Skills
The toddler stage is the time the brain is developing; therefore, training it at that time is the right way to keep the brain active. Pre-schools are run by experts who are well-versed in toddler care and have training in handling kids. To improve brain cognition, the children are assigned activities that stimulate brain cells, like identifying and matching objects with pictures and matching the colors. Here recognizing and memorizing skills improve.
Improve Motor skills
This is also the time when the bones bond and grow stronger. The energy levels of toddlers are notorious but channeling all that energy into activities, playing and running with peers, fetching balls, etc., keeps their bodies active. Also, activities like clay modeling, painting, and doodling, help them get a grip over their fingers and improve wrist movements and actions.
Social and Emotional Development
Your child is unique to you, and you can cuddle them and pamper them all you want, but it won’t help them grow as individuals in society. Engaging with peers in a classroom environment helps them to recognize that tantrums won’t work outside the home, wouldn’t get special treatment, and learn to get normal around peers.
When with so many people around, toddlers have to find a way to communicate and will learn to express themselves sooner. They will be potty trained and learn to eat by themselves sooner.
All these skills benefit them as they grow up and reach school. They get used to the pre-school routine and are not afraid when they start elementary school. Pre-schooling is not compulsory, but it does help a lot in infant and toddler care, especially if you are a working parent.