There can be no better reward than watching your child grow from a sweet little toddler to a confident adult. With the appropriate lessons at preschool, toddlers are given the right education and made future ready to survive in the ever-growing competitive world.
However, with all kids having their unique personalities and differing levels of Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Intelligence Quotient (IQ), adopting the right methods of learning that make learning fun becomes important. This not only involves the kids in the learning process, but also imbibes in them a sense of curiosity to know more about the matter at hand.
Here are five simple steps that make learning fun for toddlers at a preschool in Mumbai
Encourage creativity and imagination by playing educational games
The slides and the swings in the kids play area are surely good distractions from boredom, but how about engaging toddlers in educational activities? Games like building blocks and clay foster imagination and creativity, and also help toddlers recognize shapes, sizes and colours. Playing the alphabet or number treasure game at preschool helps kids recognize alphabets and numbers.
Make learning practical and exploit the latest technology
The practical learning with relevant examples at playschool helps the toddlers pay attention to detail and inculcates in them a sense of rational thinking. Lessons bound to books only serve a meager purpose; applying the concepts in real life through practical teaching makes a difference. Also a playschool that is well equipped with the latest technology helps to make learning a fun and an interactive experience.
Push team spirit and healthy competition
Engaging toddlers in group activities like finishing an unfinished painting, building a sand castle, or segregating the toys in the boxes helps them develop critical thinking, team spirit, communication skills, emotional quotient and also build on their self confidence. They learn to socialize with the children below or above their age group, laying the foundation for caring, empathetic citizens of the future.
Give a boost to their self interests by honing their innate talent
Just as the self interests of adults are different, toddlers too show the same variation. At preschool, every child is given tailored attention so that his/her self interests can be groomed and the natural skills, be it in mathematical aptitude, reading, vocabulary, painting, science, etc can be sharpened further through preschool activities like painting competition, word builder quiz, poetry recitation, number games, etc.
Be a part of the fun by including yourself in it
Needless to say, you are your child’s role model and apart from the lessons at preschool, your toddler learns a lot through observational learning. Include yourself in the learning process by helping him memorize A to Z, count the numbers on his/her shirt, recite the nursery rhymes taught to him/her at the kids playschool. This will make learning an exciting activity, and not a compulsion to the child.
By sowing the seeds of careful parenting and right education, we create strong, well nourished trees for the future. Let your child enjoy his childhood by making learning a fun experience, and not a dull exercise. Let the world be his massive classroom where he constantly learns new things. Your toddler’s mind is like a mould of clay, give it the shape the world would admire.