often feel that their child should only play during their preschool
years and learning should be left to the teachers when they get to school.
Many parents don't realise that the first five years, the preschool
years, are dubbed the formative years. This is the period the child
develops approximately 70% of their brain connections. Stimulation to
the brain during this time is imperative as it strengthens these connections
and absorbs information like a sponge.
need good posture, muscle tone and fine motor control to begin school.
A child who is clumsy and can't move well, who is floppy, hasn't got
a good pencil grip and can't hold scissors properly is probably going
to have some difficulty in their first year of school. Kids need to
have sufficient physical development to competently master the technical
stuff of school. If they can open their school bag, take lids off lunch
boxes, get out pens and put their shoes on, it will help them to feel
comfortable in the school environment from the beginning.
quite often get their act together quickly once they are at school but
a child who arrives with an inner core of social, emotional and basic
skills will be ready to learn with joy, without being overburdened.
skills are the foundation for much of a child's early learning and are
more important than we ever thought. Fine
motor skills are needed before a preschool child can learn to write,
while there is a relationship between gross motor skills and learning
to read. Using
games suitable for Kindergarten or Preschool children you can make learning
To learn more about the essential Skills for Kindergarten