Ideas For Helping Your Toddler Get A Jump Start On Their Education


As a parent, you want the best for your children. This is why so many parents are now becoming more proactive when it comes to helping their toddlers get a head start with their education. Not sure how to do this? Follow some of these tips:

Sign Up For Preschool As Soon As Possible

In many areas, preschool can begin for children as young as three years old. They might not have class as often as the four year old groups do, but it is a nice transition for them, especially for those who have stayed home instead going to a daycare where there is additional interaction. Of course, just any old preschool will not do the trick. You will need to find one that is either strictly a preschool or one that is a combo daycare and preschool that has a proven record of teaching the children everything they should know for their age. Some of the things that are now being taught in preschool includes the alphabet, name writing, counting, and color recognition just to name a few.

Find As Many Flash Cards Sets Possible

There are a lot of flash card sets for children within the preschool age group. You can find them online or in many of your local stores. You can even make your own with some index cards or even regular pieces of paper. Use what you have and create flash cards for sound development, simple math, color charting, and anything else that you can think of. You can take some examples of flash cards you have seen in stores and put your own twist on them.

Consider A Private Education

If you find that your child learns a lot easier when he or she is able to be given more attention from a teacher or instructor, you might want to consider enrolling them in a private school. This is because private schools are known for their smaller class size, which allow the teachers an easier time to connect with and help every student in their class. If you are having trouble paying for the private school tuition, you could apply for  scholarship or ask about any available payment plans.

The more of an effort you put into this, the better off your child will be when he or she is finally ready to enter kindergarten. Use a few or all of the previously mentioned tips and any others that you come across for the best possible results. Contact a school, like The Cottage School, for more help.


2 December 2017

Developing Hidden Talents

As a child in elementary school, I excelled in certain areas. For starters, I was a literary person; so, I enjoyed writing and speaking in front of other students in class. I was also musical. I participated in singing events at school and took piano lessons during school hours. Thankfully, my parents encouraged me to develop my talents at an early age. I was also fortunate to attend a school that fostered this type of growth in its students through extracurricular activities and a diverse curriculum. If you have a young student who is struggling to find his or her way at school, talk with a teacher and determine what he or she is good at. Work with the teacher to develop these strengths. On this blog, you will learn how your child can develop hidden talents in elementary school.