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Education

Three reasons why preschool helps your toddler transition into kindergarten

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Parents may sometimes be hesitant to send their child to preschool, arguing that youngsters should be allowed to play until they enter formal schooling in kindergarten.

However, there are many reasons why young children actually benefit from a good preschool. Here are three of them:

1. Preschool prepares children for the learning dynamics of kindergarten, providing the foundation for lifelong learning. For most children preschool is their first classroom-oriented experience. A good preschool organizes children’s space, time and activities around their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical abilities, increasing skills necessary for math and reading, according to national nonprofit parent resource GreatSchools. For many children, preschool is their first experience in a structured setting with teachers and groups of children, where they learn to share, follow instructions, raise their hand, wait their turn, manage their  behavior in group settings and much more.

2. Social skills. A good preschool incorporates play and socialization into a child’s day, with the knowledge that play is an integral part of a child’s formative years, actually benefiting the child as he or she transitions into kindergarten, adds GreatSchools, which notes that the structure that a  preschool provides helps youngsters learn to make friends and play well with others, respect, sharing, and encouraging social interaction they will need in kindergarten.

3. Introduction to the three Rs. Preschool exposes children to numbers, letters and shapes, and teaches them to contribute their own knowledge and ideas, according to Parents magazine, noting that the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), states,"Children who attend high-quality preschool enter kindergarten with better pre-reading skills, richer vocabularies, and stronger basic math skills than those who do not.” Preschool allows children to learn through fun activities like storytime, projects and even play,  rather than the structured lessons of formalized schooling they will experience in elementary school.

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