We all want our kids to have a strong start in life. And one of the most solid foundations for their future in school is preschool. If you’ve ever wondered what skills all kids need before preschool, this post is for you. Let’s take a look at some of the basics kids need before they start preschool.
Skills kids need before preschool
Your kid needs to be able to soothe himself and make appropriate choices in difficult scenarios. He also needs to be able to learn from and grow from his own mistakes. Preschoolers need to be in control of self-care, which includes hand washing, nose wiping, and the other basics such as getting dressed and taking clothes off.
Potty training is really a complex issue, and not all kids that start preschool are fully potty trained. Be sure to inquire with the preschool you have in mind about their potty training policy. Your preschooler needs to show a willingness to potty train before she can start preschool.
Before attending preschool, kids need to be organised. This means that they need to keep their personal stuff neat in their rooms. They should be able to clean up and stack items of the same sort together. Kids need to have this skills before starting preschool since it will be required of them once they’re in school.
Developing social skills
One of the key concerns of a successful schooling future is a social readiness, not academic readiness. Preschool is a social setup. Your kid needs to be able to be away from you for extended periods. And he needs to be excited about going to school. Other social skills your kiddo will need before starting preschool include sharing, taking turns, playing with peers, and participating in group activities.
Your preschooler needs to be able to identify and healthily process emotions. She needs to feel like she’s in control in any situation, and this can only be done when she can identify and process her emotions.
Kids that attend preschool are expected to be able to talk and listen without any issues. They’ll be taking a lot of orders in the preschool environment, and will also be expected to share with their class, which is why their language skills need to be developed before starting preschool.
Before starting preschool, you need to teach your kid his full name as well as the full names of his mom and dad. He also needs to know the name of the street he lives on and the number. Perhaps your kiddo is ready to learn your number as well, which can be a major bonus.