One of the top benefits of enrolling your child in a qualified daycare or preschool is the way it promotes the development of their social skills. Through daily real-world interactions your little one will learn invaluable life lessons like how to share, how to follow instructions, how to interact with authority figures and how to manage their emotional responses to others.
The following article provides more details on how attending daycare offers the ideal opportunity for your child to become socially savvy:
The Benefits of Socialization for Children in Daycare
The social skills we learn as children prepare us for adult life. Socialization techniques learned during early play and daycare experiences– sharing, taking turns, forming friendships, playing well with others, problem solving, etc.—form the foundation for later relationships with family members, friends and co-workers.
Those early skills will be fine-tuned, expanded and honed over our lifetimes; but the basic building blocks of socialization begin to take shape while we are quite young. Interacting with other children and adults in a safe, structured and well-supervised daycare setting encourages children to develop critical social skills more quickly. Read more at Horizon Education Centers…
In a preschool setting, your child is more likely to be exposed to perspectives and viewpoints that are new to them. Multicultural programs are particularly good for this because they help your child gain an understanding and appreciation for diversity. Your little one gets to learn firsthand that different cultures have unique traits, but they also share key similarities that unite us all.
The intersecting issues of culture and cultural/national pride need to be addressed with children in an appropriate way. Children should be taught to love their culture and country, but not diminish or denigrate others in the process. The following post offers good information about this:
Cultured Kids: Teaching Your Children about Patriotism and Diversity
Patriotism can be a tricky topic. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being proud of the country in which you live, but some people take things to extremes. Unfortunately, those actions have led many individuals to equate patriotism with having undesirable traits. The founding fathers sought to instill this in the mind of the American people when our country was formed. If you are a parent, it’s important to teach your child to love the country in which they live. It is just as important, though, to teach them to respect other cultures. However, there are a few steps you can take to aid you in this process. Read more at Epic Mommy Adventures…
There are a variety of ways to introduce children to other cultures. Two excellent entry points are trying indigenous foods and learning a foreign language.
The following post describes how your child can benefit from learning Spanish, in particular, as a second language:
Benefits of Learning Spanish
Learning Spanish does not mean abandoning English, but rather adding a second language. There are numerous benefits, according to Nancy Rhodes, Director of foreign-language education at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, D.C.: “In our increasingly global world, parents realize that their kids will benefit from knowing more than one language. There’s definitely been a grassroots push for more bilingual education in preschools.” Read more at Money Crashers…
Learning a second language will provide your child with the tools they need to personally interact with and embrace people who are different from themselves.
At Spanish for fun!, we offer an immersive program that teaches children the Spanish language and fosters an appreciation for Latin culture through a variety of play-based activities.
Get in touch with us today to schedule a tour of our campus. Call 919-881-1160 or complete the form on our website and we’ll contact you. We look forward to showing you why your child will thrive with us.