It seems as if it was only yesterday when you held your baby in your arms for the first time and now, they have grown into an active and playful toddler. A child’s early years are important in enhancing their development, according to James Cook University Singapore and other educational institutions. That’s why more parents are choosing early childhood education programs in helping them raise their children properly.
Highly qualified educators will monitor and help your children’s overall development — cognitive, language, physical, motor and social skills — to make them ready for school and the society. These programs usually offer a range of activities, which will both enhance and be enjoyed by your children. Here are some examples:
Arts and crafts
Research shows that exposure to art during early years have a positive effect on child development by increasing the brain’s capacity. This research strengthens the fact that arts and crafts will not only develop your child’s creativity and imagination, but also engages multi-sensory skills.
Music is a powerful tool in child development. By listening to music, your children will learn how to dance, sing, and play instruments. These help children enhance numerous skills, such as language, thinking, and motor skills. In addition, music also helps them process and understand emotions.
Gardening is a new activity introduced in early childhood education programs and is highly promoted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This activity helps your children become responsible in taking care of living plants and to marvel about the science of cause and effect while instilling love and care for nature.
Other highly enjoyable activities are also offered by these programs such as playtime, storytelling, reading and role-playing. So consider signing up your children to help them have a bright and promising future.