At the starting age of 3 years, children begin to be curious with their surroundings and attempt to act, speak, and dress at times like adults.
Preschool gives children an opportunity to show growth in their early life. Children learn how to listen and follow instructions from their teacher(s) when doing activities in class. When listening to instructions, they attempt to ask questions about what they’re doing and begin telling their personal stories. When this occurs teachers tell them that it’s not the right time to speak of that until lunch time or play time.
Children are also experimenting with using words and learning to write them out. There are plenty of times when preschoolers know how to say a word but don’t know how to write it down. For example, at Curie High School (located in Chicago), we have a preschool major where children first start they’re about 3 years old. They most of the time are shy and will say their name and sometimes their age. The only difficulty they have is spelling out their name and writing it out. What we as teachers do with preschoolers to help them out is first show them how to grab a pencil, then sound out their name to help them hear the letters in their name. After a year or so, they begin to grab the pencil correctly and able to write down their name
Preschool is also a place where children learn to interact with others and expand their creativity. During play time, children learn to share toys and play with other children that are in their class. This allows them to learn communication skills and learn manners. During these interactions, it develops their brain to think more and expand at the same time. They exchange words that they may not know which leads to asking one another what it means. This improves their vocabulary leading to using those words frequently.Tags: Curie High School education preschool