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Reading aloud to your child

Reading aloud to your child is recognized as one of the most important activities a parent can perform with their child. Reading to your child at an early age begins the foundation necessary to properly develop his or her language and comprehension skills. When your child enters preschool, he or she should have experience with seeing written words, hearing those words sounded out, and beginning to comprehend their definitions.

The earlier a parent starts to read to their child, the better. Language development can be stimulated before speech even begins. Reading aloud begins to build word-sound awareness, which is built upon during the preschool years. Above and beyond growing language skills during the development years, reading aloud to your child will promote motivation, memory, and an inquisitive mind.

In addition to reading to your child, it is advised that you reuse the words within those books. It is never too early to build your child’s vocabulary, and the reinforcement provided by reading and repetition will set your child on a path of language success; the type of success which will carry past preschool and beyond. Early childhood reading helps to encourage children to develop a passion for books and knowledge.

Another important skill for those in preschool and kindergarten which is practiced through reading aloud is that of listening. Yes, the more you read to your child at an early age, the better chance that child will have to adapt to the listening required in their preschool and kindergarten classrooms.

High Achievers Preschool in Bloomington, Indiana encourages reading in the classroom and at home. We work with our students during the day, and properly communicate complimentary activities which parents can provide at home for reinforced learning opportunities.

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Early Childhood Education

“Children who attend high-quality preschool enter kindergarten with better pre-reading skills, richer vocabularies, and stronger basic math skills than those who do not,” says Director W. Steven Barnett of the National Institute for Early Education Research

The early childhood years are crucial for physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development. The rate of learning which occurs up to the age of six is absolutely amazing, and with it presents an opportunity to offer the necessary tools to child for sustainable cognitive growth. Although humans continue to learn each day of our lives, the level of learning is most intense during the preschool years.

Exposing children to learning experiences and facilitating development is the role of the parent, and they are the main influence on a child’s learning for the first three years. While a parent can and should always maintain a facilitative role in his or her child’s learning, the age of three represents a good opportunity to ensure one’s child is being positively influenced by additional sources and perspectives.

There is little if any debate that preschool is one of the greatest advantages one can offer their child. Parents Magazine advisor and Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Kathleen McCartney says, “There’s increasing evidence that children gain a lot from going to preschool. At preschool, they become exposed to numbers, letters, and shapes. And, more important, they learn how to socialize . . . “

Learn more about the curriculum High Achievers Preschool in Bloomington, Indiana by contacting us at 812-331-7584.

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Benefits of Preschool

“Children who attend high-quality preschool enter kindergarten with better pre-reading skills, richer vocabularies, and stronger basic math skills than those who do not,” says Director W. Steven Barnett of the National Institute for Early Education Research

The early childhood years are crucial for physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development. The rate of learning which occurs up to the age of six is absolutely amazing, and with it presents an opportunity to offer the necessary tools to child for sustainable cognitive growth. Although humans continue to learn each day of our lives, the level of learning is most intense during the preschool years.

Exposing children to learning experiences and facilitating development is the role of the parent, and they are the main influence on a child’s learning for the first three years. While a parent can and should always maintain a facilitative role in his or her child’s learning, the age of three represents a good opportunity to ensure one’s child is being positively influenced by additional sources and perspectives.

There is little if any debate that preschool is one of the greatest advantages one can offer their child. Parents Magazine advisor and Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Kathleen McCartney says, “There’s increasing evidence that children gain a lot from going to preschool. At preschool, they become exposed to numbers, letters, and shapes. And, more important, they learn how to socialize . . . “

Learn more about the curriculum High Achievers Preschool in Bloomington, Indiana by contacting us at 812-331-7584.

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Daycare vs. Preschool

Anyone with infant children has asked themselves before, “What is the difference between daycare and a preschool?” If you or someone you know is the parent of a young child, you probably know that considering the 9-5 care for that child is one of the most important decisions which need to be made. So, what are the typical services available, and what are the differences between daycare and preschool?

While there are many fundamental similarities, daycare and preschool have several core dissimilarities. Daycare facilities often offer their services to a larger range of ages, frequently starting with new born babies and ending at age 5 or 6; while preschools will generally register children from age 3-6.

Daycare centers, for the most part, will have facilities for lunch time, playtime, naps, and learning activities such as arts and crafts. Preschool is more focused on the child’s learning development and preparation for kindergarten and first grade. Most preschools work from a curriculum specifically designed to advance children in their social interactions as well as their academic abilities.

A preschool curriculum may include reading, writing, coloring, and computer introduction, in addition to a mixed day of playground activities and rest. Learning concepts like the weather, the days of the week, and reinforcing counting and vocabulary are not uncommon. Many preschools incorporate age appropriate, creative learning techniques which combine music, foreign language, or seasonally suitable activities such as gardening, within their curriculum.
When making decisions for the care of your child, you may also be thinking about hours or operation, location, and cost. These considerations will vary from community to community.

If you are seeking a fun learning environment which encourages your child to advance his or her school preparation and personal development, consider what a preschool has to offer. Interview the teachers, tour the facility, and involve your child in the decision making process.

High Achievers Preschool, in Bloomington, Indiana, has a 24 year reputation for child development success. Contact us at 812-331-7584 to schedule a time to meet with us about your 3-6 year old.

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