If you have a little one that all of a sudden doesn’t seem so little anymore, then it might be time to start thinking about the prospect of preschool! A lot of parents, especially first time parents, can sometimes wonder what exact benefits preschool can have, particularly when their children are too young to be engaging in any ‘formal’ education classes yet.

Here at Fairyland Preschool, however, we think that the experience of preschool is one that is absolutely invaluable to your child’s development. Not only does it introduce them to very basic learning and learning environments, it also does wonders for their social skills. Here are just a few of the many ways that preschool can help to socialise your child.

  • ● Preschool helps to introduce your child to the act of socialising without having a parent to turn to. The short hours spent in the company of lots of children their own age will start to grow their confidence and make them less dependent on mum or dad in a social setting.

  • ● Self-control is an important social skill that can be learned in a preschool environment. A child might be quick to have a tantrum at home when they know a parent will compromise with them, but with lots of other children, aspects like sharing, waiting for your turn, and listening become really important and fine-tuned.

  • ● Verbal communication also can improve greatly at preschool. Children aren’t necessarily sitting in a mature classroom setting to ‘learn’, but they are encouraged to interact with each other and with the preschool teachers. It forces them to develop their talking and communication in ways that might be different from their usual routines at home.

  • ● Empathy is another important skill that is developed at preschool. Your child might be the only one at home, and therefore the centre of attention at all times. In a group setting, however, they start to develop feelings of empathy for the other children, leading to a greater understanding of the world around them and the fact they aren’t the only important person in the room!

So, if your little one is coming up to preschool age, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or give us a call! The earlier you can make the decision to enrol, the more likely you are to be able to book a place with us here at Fairyland. We treat each child with the utmost care and attention, leaving you with absolutely nothing to worry about. We look forward to meeting you!