In his speech on “State of the Union” on 12 February, President Obama asked the US Congress promote the means for all 4 year olds have access to preschool education.
That America is a little behind countries like Mexico, where long the Ministry of Education requires and oversees the years Kinder 1 (from the two and a half years), Kinder Kinder 2 and 3.
Is it really necessary to send children to school when they are so small? How important is the preschool experience?
From two months of age, babies begin to recognize that they are different from their mother. After that, gradually they discover their own attributes and learning to do things without help.
However, they have no life until they separate from her mother to go to school, which is a place that belongs to them and not to their parents.
Put your daughter to school is to give this opportunity to begin developing an independent life, where you will have your own friends, challenges and experiences.
It is proved that although this separation is hard, it becomes more difficult the more you postpone.
Children can attend school without her mother since walk and start talking, as these skills are necessary tools to move and communicate.
One of the most powerful ways to send your daughter to school since childhood reason is the opportunity to interact with children their age.
Not the same sibling relationships, because the younger child is made to certain concessions (let him win in games, not require help around the house, protect it from the conflict).
At school with their peers, the child needs to learn and practice strategies to defend and win friends. Nobody will give special treatment because she is equal to all.
This experience helps you learn to be assertive. You have to tell your friends what you like and what you do not like, and has to “draw the line”, not allowing others to mistreat.
You also have to learn to consider the feelings of others, taking care not to hurt them. Empathy, which teaches you to step into the shoes of another and imagine how you feel, is a quality that comes with practice.
There is no better school environment to learn these skills under the supervision of school personnel.
Another advantage of social experience in preschool is an opportunity to consider friends with someone. For the first time children enter school may have their own relationships gained by themselves without the help of their parents.
This successful experience influences self-esteem and the will to make friends for the rest of life.
Fine and gross motor coordination develop during the preschool years.
The balance, laterality and muscle tone are important tools for your child to learn to control their movements.
Proper development of motor skills is vital to later acquire literacy.
For example, the ability to focus attention, so necessary to start reading, begins with body awareness (able to run and stop, follow directions, feel the rhythm of the heart and breathing).
Both reading and writing have rhythm and movement direction (up-down, left-right). If the child dominates the location of your body in space, you will have no problem with the location of letters and words on a page.
On the other hand, children with poor motor development tend to suffer in other areas. His experience in the world of preschool age is concrete and totally physical.
A good motor development enables channels for learning.
Preschools specially dedicated to this early physical development.
Young children have a huge advantage in language acquisition. Before seven years of age acquire vocabulary and language naturally without memorizing lists or conjugations structures.
The language comes from the need to communicate. So school is a fertile field for language development: your child will learn more words, phrases and sentences being in an environment of interaction with their peers.
The preschool is also an excellent time to purchase more than one language because it is a time when the flexible mind child is not yet hardened in a given structure.
Preschool kids learn words and phrases environment as tools to communicate their wants and needs, without Stance in a certain “language.”
The opportunity to enrich the experience and language development is a strong reason to send children to early school, and if it is a bilingual school, it’s better tantito.
It is one thing to set rules at home among family members, and quite another for your daughter in a school where the same institution is organized with routines, procedures and high expectations for children’s behavior.
Compared with the school environment, there are few people at home, in your struggle to keep both structured promotes growth and learning, sometimes you can feel that you are one voice in the desert environment.
When your daughter starts going to school, suddenly this half willful and rebellious little girl can surprise you by being a model of good behavior outside the home.
There is no doubt that the school environment supports the development of order and discipline, simply because of the need for a school to maintain a peaceful and conducive to learning environment of all students.
Sending children to school from an early age gives them certain advantages in terms of development. Then face the demanding environment of primary school will be easy if you are well prepared their tools.
If you brindas your daughter the opportunity to interact with their peers in a safe and supervised environment and freely practice their motor and language skills, you will be giving strong foundations that make you feel safe and successful.