Guest Post – The Importance of Early Childhood Education

 

 

early childhood education

 

At a young age children absorb everything from their surroundings.  Every behavior model they adopt, new experiences, and every word they learn is an investment in a their future.  The foundation for cognitive functioning is laid during early childhood development.  This includes social, self-regulation, and behavioral capacities as well as physical health.

Just as important, a child’s health development can be impaired during the formative years too.  To reduce the factors that place children at risk, early childhood intervention programs were developed. These programs come in the form of various learning activities that affect the children directly or indirectly. Early childhood education is available to provide support for children, their parents, and the family as a whole.

Here are a few benefits of early childhood education.

#1 – Socialization

Socializing with people other than those in their safe environment is essential. Introducing our children to other children is what we should do as early as possible. It helps them gain self-confidence and overcome shyness.

#2 – Teamwork and Concept of Cooperation

We teach our children the importance of equality, listening, and having respect for others by having them participate in team environments. Children will grow to be more sociable if they learn how to work as part of a team at an early age. Learning how to share, take turns and persevere are important lessons as well.

#3 – Concentration and Patience

The minds of young children are lively and imaginative.  Early childhood educators are there to teach them to participate in group activities, follow direction, and develop their ability to listen. They also need to practice patience and learn to wait for their turn by being involved and through different social experiences, role modeling, and examples.

#4 – Value of Education and Enthusiasm for Learning

Teaching lessons in an exciting and fun way to encourage children to be effective learners.  Preschool is where love for learning, reading, nature, and discovery takes root. Children are able to grasp the value of education and learning by providing actual experiences and setting an example as a role models.

#5 – Exposure to Diversity

Children can be exposed to diversity by placing them in preschools and child care centers. It is crucial to a child’s early development to value diversity and differences.  Children need to understand that everyone is unique in their own way with their beliefs, culture and ethnicity.

#6 – Self-Esteem and Confidence

Young children will learn how to approach problems and situations throughout their lives through positive interactions. These interactions will promote a healthy, positive and secure view of themselves.  Healthy and positive interactions will provide children with self-esteem, optimism, and confidence.  Having a strong sense of will encourages children to explore their interests, talents, and skills.

Early childhood education is important for building a strong foundation for a child’s mental, physical, social and emotional development.  In this regard,  early childhood educators are important as well as their peers.

Having an early childhood education is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It entails more than playing, it will help children become well-rounded individuals.

 

Image-Diane-SmithDiana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls simply in love with interior design and DIY projects. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.

 

Printable – Easter Games Package

Easter activities, preschool activities,

Easter games, preschool Easter games, preschool matching schools

Easter games, Unscramble games

 

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word search games, Easter games

Easter is around the corner. Because it is so close, if you’re like me you’re looking for games and activities to occupy the kids.  While I’m preparing dishes and hosting other Easter festivities, I find it helpful for the children to distract and happy. Mother 2 Mother has created games to help stimulate the mind and occupy preschoolers.  We’ve also created an unscramble and word search game for older children.  Our Preschool Easter Matching Game will help preschoolers recognize differences and similarities.  Word Search and Unscramble games can help older children with letter and word recognition, vocabulary and spelling.

Early childhood development is essential in a child’s education.  Matching items/objects helps to develop their logic and make connections as well.  It also helps to develop the desire to learn and builds a solid foundation for success.  Early childhood development sets children on a clear path for success in Kindergarten and beyond.

Our Preschool Easter Matching game is filled with fluffy bunnies, cute chicks, brightly colored eggs, and chocolate eggs.  Just the same, lets not leave out the carrots for Easter Bunny.  Because rabbits love them.  Our matching game is sure to grab the attention of any preschooler.  However, our Word Search and Unscramble games will challenge the older children.  Furthermore, I hope your Easter includes lots of colored eggs, cookies, and chocolate bunnies . Be sure to reward yourself too.

In conclusion, feel free to print these activities sheets. They can be downloaded hereHow are you helping your preschooler to develop logic and problem solving skills?  How about older children?  Do you challenger their vocabulary, spelling, or word recognition skills. Please leave a comment below.