The importance of playing in preschool

 

It is true that children have to learn their lessons in schools. But playing activities in schools are as important as learning lessons. Especially, pre-schoolers including those who have been put into an international preschool have to be allowed to play a lot because as the saying goes, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

 

Though a preschool is supposed to prepare your child for her transition to elementary school, teachers should ensure that play also fits into the school time. Experts firmly say that for preschoolers, play is also work because it is during playing they explore their senses.

 

What is the role of a preschool teacher in setting up play time?

 

Teachers in preschools should judge the capabilities of the kids and guide them in choosing the right playing activities. For example, slightly older children may readily and willingly play. But very young children may have inherent fears and so, they may like to watch how the older children play. But the advantage is when they carefully observe how the older kids play, they will develop a liking for the play activities and will eventually, start playing themselves.

 

Similarly, teachers of preschools can make the kids learn how they can cooperate with each other while playing. In general, children will like to interact only with those kids who have similar interests. But teachers can make the kids learn to interact with every other child, regardless of whether they have similar interests or not.

 

Researchers have found that those children who learn to interact with every other child possess great communication and marketing skills when they grow up.

 

What is the role of parents?

 

You, as a parent, must ensure that your kid has enough scope to play in school in which you put her. You must also check if the teachers are playing their role in the right manner for having play activities in their school. In other words, you must ensure that they have put in place the right type of environment for such activities.

 

Why playing in preschool is important

 

  1. Children can perfect their motor skills with the help of such activities. They will come across new challenges and so, they will be eager to involve themselves in every activity. Playing may improve the strength in their hands and this will help in enhancing their writing skills.

 

  1. Language development

 

Playing in preschool will help kids in learning new words. When their vocabulary improves, their communication skills will also improve. Discussions and interactions among themselves will help the kids in setting rules for their playing activities. In short, their social development will get accelerated, thanks to these activities.

 

  1. Self-confidence

 

Even small successes in their playing activities will improve the self-confidence in children.

 

You, as a parent, must therefore do a proper research when you choose a preschool.

 

Welcome to my blog! I am a preschool educator and I enjoy working with young children. They are not only adorable, they are inquisitive and kind. Over the years, I’ve learnt about the importance of childhood education, in order to nurture a healthy – physically and emotionally – child, there are many areas to take note. I hope my sharing on this platform will benefit you!

All You Wanted To About International Schools

 

Today, international schools are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Moreover, it constitutes of different types of school systems, which encompass a host of curricula and formats. Some of these international schools are more “international” than others.

If a school wants to be eligible for an international school, the school should typically follow an international or national curriculum, which is not same as the curriculum of the host nation moreover, there is an emphasis is put on an international education like the International Board as well as global citizenship.

Fast growth

The market for international schools has seen massive and unprecedented growth over the last one decade. During this time period, the total number of such schools has doubled all over the world.  Today, there are several thousands of international schools that are spread worldwide. Moreover, millions of students enroll in these schools around the globe. This so a clear indication that the impact of globalization and expansion of businesses beyond their geographical boundaries have led to an increasing number of expats who prefer to get their kids admitted in reputable international schools.

Defining an international school

This massive growth in the number of international schools has triggered the mushrooming of many such schools that are using the term “international”. However, in reality, they are so just in name. For instance, in the year 2010, only 23 percent of the international schools were offering a form of IB program. So, the big question is what happened to the remaining three-fourth of these international schools, which did not offer such a program?

While it is true that IB is not the sole program for such schools, what sort of curriculum was being offered by the remaining international schools? Questions like these promoted the International Association of School Librarianship to come up with a set of criteria based on which any school can be regarded as international school or for that matter in any place. The association served that while all the international schools may not satisfy all the conditions, at least 8 of the criteria should be adhered by the schools.

The main aim of the international schools is to educate their students that a big world exists out there beyond their own culture and nation. Even the teacher at these schools gets an opportunity to learn these valuable lessons of life along with their pupils.

Welcome to my blog! I am a preschool educator and I enjoy working with young children. They are not only adorable, they are inquisitive and kind. Over the years, I’ve learnt about the importance of childhood education, in order to nurture a healthy – physically and emotionally – child, there are many areas to take note. I hope my sharing on this platform will benefit you!