During the first few years of your child’s school life, there’s a lot of intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development happening. Learning about phonics and what two plus two makes might seem silly, but it’s the foundations for a lifetime of learning. But what your kid learns in preschool can seem like a mystery.
Aside from the fun and games, your child will enjoy in the art, story time, and music. She’ll also be doing a lot of brainwork. Young kids learn through creativity and play. Which means that building blocks aren’t just for play, they also develop problem-solving skills.
Here are some of the most important milestones that most preschool kids achieve during their first few years of school:
What your kid learns in preschool
Preschool kids are taught to recognise and name all of the letters of the alphabet. They also learn to recognize their first name and how to write it. Along with some other important names and letters such as love and Mom. Kids in preschool are also introduced to the connection between letters and how some letters make specific sounds.
Shapes and Colors
Preschool kids are always learning about the basic shapes, body parts, and the various colours out there. They will also start learning about object placement as well as being introduced to some of the more complex shapes.
Preschool kids are taught to recognise and identify all the numbers one through ten. They will also be taught how to count ten or more objects. One of the first small math skills that preschoolers are taught is how to identify and write the numbers one through nine. Along with the numbers game, kids are taught to memorise the order of numbers and say them out loud as they “count” objects.
Your kid should be able to cut with a scissor before attending preschool. Which is a basic skill they will need for art projects in preschool. Preschoolers that have developed fine motor skills will start drawing and colouring beyond just the regular scribbles. They will also start using paintbrushes, pencils, and glue effectively. By the time your kid finishes preschool, he should be able to draw a well-rounded picture of himself. He will also cut out the drawing, and neatly stick it to another paper.
Before kids can attend preschool, they need to have some basic social skills. In preschool, kids will be taught how to share and work in a group environment. They will also master the art of working together and taking turns as well as taking simple directions. Because preschoolers are expected to be able to speak up for themselves, they will also have to learn how to communicate their needs during the preschool years.