The Importance of Socialisation in Early Childhood Education
Early childhood is a special time in life for parents and children alike. During their formative years, children gain exposure to new concepts and environments whilst also building social skills which will carry them through their adult life. Some children may be apprehensive about interacting with their peers for the first time, but they will soon start to develop their social skills and friendships whilst at Valley Heights Preschool Long Day Care Centre. In this blog post, we will be sharing 4 socialisation benefits for children enrolled in day care.
- Language and Communication
Through interaction with their peers, children develop language skills at a much faster rate. Children feel safe and comfortable around other children of a similar age at day care, and they are also given the opportunity to participate in activities such as storytelling, indoor and outdoor play and small group activities. Children are keen observers, and they will soon discover how to interact in a positive and healthy way with others.
- Sharing with Others
Day care centres have a range of shared equipment and toys which children can use when available. Children quickly learn the concept of sharing with others and how to be patient, which are both vital skills that will be carried through to adulthood.
- Respect for Others
During their time at preschool, children are exposed to various personalities and cultures. Through their interactions with other children, they develop respect for people of all backgrounds and abilities. Every child is made to feel welcome whilst under the watchful eye of our educators, and the early childhood education setting is ideal for nurturing respect for others, their surroundings and property.
The ability to work with others towards a common goal is an important lifelong skill. Throughout early childhood education, children are given plenty of opportunity to engage in teamwork activities which bring many benefits and skills including:
- Listening to what others have to say
- How to contribute in a positive way
- Respect for the opinions of others
- Focussing on the task at hand
- A sense of belonging
Give Your Child a Head Start in Life – Enrol at Valley Heights Preschool Long Day Care Centre
Socialisation is an important part of early childhood, and by giving your child the opportunity to enjoy an early childhood education they will grow to be well rounded, mature individuals equipped with skills that will carry them through their adult life. Valley Heights Preschool Long Day Care Centre is enrolling now, please call today on (02) 9826 0266 to secure a place for your child.