Most of the preschools start accepting kids who have turned 2 ½ but this in no way suggests that as soon as a kid turns this age, he/she is ready for it. Different children grow differently and not every 2 ½ year old may be physically, mentally and socially developed for preschool education. The following are the 5 most effective ways to tell that you kid is ready for preschool.
1. Is your child fairly independent?
The first question that you must ask yourself is whether your child is fairly independent or not. To go to a preschool, a child needs certain level of independence such as potty training and other basics like eating food on his own, washing hands and sleeping alone etc. So if you think that your little one has learnt these things, then he might be ready enough for preschool.
2. Can your child spend time away from you?
The next thing which will help you know whether your child is ready for preschool or not is to see whether he can spend time away from you. If your child has previously spent time with relatives or a baby sitter in your absence and is comfortable with it, then he might be able to spend time at preschool as well. If your child isn’t in the habit of staying away from you, then you must start getting him in that habit.
3. Can he work on projects on his own?
Preschool often involves art like coloring, drawing and crafts like clay usage and pasting. If you child is comfortable with colors and crafts on his own, then it might be the right time to find him a good preschool. If he has the ability to get engrossed and focused on individual tasks, this just suggests that he is ready.
4. Does he mix well in groups?
Preschool education requires a child to work in groups and mingle well with other children. If your child is ready for group activities and interactions, then you can be sure of getting him admitted to a preschool.
5. Does he have the physical stamina?
A child must have the physical stamina to go to preschool, participate in its activities and perform tasks like arts, field trips and playground activities. If your child has the physical stamina to be active for a long period of time, then you can admit him to a preschool.
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