Why Preschool Is An Opportunity For Childhood Development

Education & Development Blog

Parents rightly focus on their children's development. Sending kids to preschool is frequently a big part of this process. However, making the leap can be tough, especially if you're unsure about the development opportunities. Children can gain the following four developmental benefits from preschool. 

Sensory Activities

Young children are sensory sponges, and going to school offers them the chance to soak up more input. Especially in a Montessori setting, a kid gets the chance to engage all of their senses. Teachers will give the kids many chances to develop their touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight through direct activities. Children have the opportunity to open up their senses outside of home environments that can become familiar to the point of being boring.

Motor Skills

At preschool age, children are also learning to trust their bodies and just starting to discover the amazing things they can do. The Montessori philosophy also emphasizes the importance of developing coordination and motor skills. Even something as simple as working on balance at a young age can instill physical confidence that can carry a child through their whole life.


Preschool is a great way for kids to socialize. They get to meet children outside of their family circle regularly and learn about others. Likewise, they interact with teachers. These interactions offer significant socialization, and the developed relationships will foster long-term social skills.

Kids also get the chance to deal with children of different ages in the Montessori structure. They learn that everyone is at a different place in life, and this fosters understanding between older and younger children.

Self-Directed Learning

A notable feature of the Montessori environment is self-directed learning. Rather than seeing the teacher as an authority who commands respect by virtue of a position, they get to see educators as facilitators. If a child wants to learn about something, they learn that the teacher is there to point the way. This style emphasizes kids asking questions over teachers supplying answers.

Kids get to see many different opportunities to play, create art, use language, and learn. This is an approach that rewards childhood independence, but it provides sufficient guardrails. Whenever possible, teachers try to tailor opportunities to kids' interests. As they develop a sense of the rewards of learning, the children become excited to learn more. This creates a feedback loop of learning, independence, and excitement rather than falling into the trap of seeing education as drudgery.

Contact a local preschool to learn more. 


6 February 2023

Improving Education At Home

After my children started school, I knew that I had to do something to improve their comprehension. I started slowly by working with them with their homework, and then I slowly gravitated towards working with them to master the core concepts they were learning in school. It was a lot of work, but my efforts really paid off. After about three months, my children's teachers were reporting improved grades and better mastery of most of the core concepts. This blog is here to help other parents to know how to improve their own child's education so that they can enjoy a happier life.