Did You Know?
Children who attend high-quality preschool enter kindergarten with better pre-reading skills, richer vocabularies, and stronger basic math skills than their peers ? Extra skills and socialization learned in preschool also help to make a child well-rounded and begin to develop more complex cognitive skills such as problem-solving, independent thinking, and imaginative thought.
[quote style=”default” cite=”American Academy of Pediatrics”]Decades of research have documented that play has a crucial role in the optimal growth, learning, and development of children from infancy through adolescence.[/quote]
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The Importance of play:
- Play is how very young children communicate
- “Play is the work of the child” – Maria Montessori
- “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning” – Fred Rogers
- “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. For children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”- Fred Rogers
According to author Traci Geiser of Education.com, preschool playing is a critical component of a child’s development. “When playing with other children or adults, vocabulary and language skills are fostered,” writes Geiser. “Your child will listen and learn the language she hears without even realizing. Children will learn to use language to communicate meaning as well as picking up new words and hearing the grammatical structure of the English language.”
At Totally Kidz Childcare, we take your child’s play seriously.