Children are good at soaking up things especially when they are young. It is a fact when they may be classified as sponges in the education world because they have an eager attitude to learn experiment and try new things. But just how valuable is this sector when it comes on to children development.
Based on many researches and survey conducted, there is the fact that children learn and retain so much at this tender age especially knowing it is the first knowledge they are receiving. Below are a few of the factors considered as the most importance for children at this stage of their learning. Based on direct contact with the sector, one professional noted some of the importance as:
- Idea of cooperation
At this stage they learn how to share, cooperate and exchange with students of different backgrounds. The learning environment they are placed in will help them to understand and contribute to their intellectual development.
This is one of the most crucial aspects of the early childhood developmental period. This is the stage where the child will learn to understand the varied cultures and environments that exists and differs from their own. Also, they will learn to develop friendships, which is one of the leading factors behind trust and cooperation and their initial transitioning from one step to another.
- Holistic Developments
Learning to identify and deal with their social, emotional, mental and physical development is important. This is where a parent or teacher gets to understand the child and know effectively how to handle given situation or circumstances as they arise. As much as it may sound strange, but during these periods, their strongest support comes from their fellow preschool mates. They somehow fully understand each other and know how to deal with issues when they arise with the support of their parents and teachers.
One aspect of the early learning stages involves teamwork which is a lifelong tool for positive growth. Putting them into small groups will encourage cooperation, patience and teamwork into accomplishing their goals or in their little minds…”win the prize”.
The child needs more than just the home environment for their early stages of development. They need to branch out (yes, even at this tender age!) and learn the world as they see it and grasp as much as they can. Bear in mind, a lot of children learn through visualization, so the more they see, the more they learn.