The best age for your child to go to preschool?
We at Smart Ninja, asked several moms this question. Based on several factors like family structure, income, mom’s occupation, the answers varied. Around the world, the age to begin schooling varies. No matter what age you decide is best for your child, you have to ensure that you choose a vibrant environment that will engage your child and facilitate constant learning.
Albert Einstein called Piaget's discovery "so simple only a genius could have thought of it."
Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development suggests that children move through four different stages of mental development. His theory focuses not only on understanding how children acquire knowledge but also on understanding the nature of intelligence.
Jean Piaget categorised the development of children into 4 stages based on age, starting from Birth to 12 years and above. In Piaget's view, early cognitive development involves processes based upon actions and later progresses to changes in mental operations. One of the most important elements of Piaget's theory is that it takes the view that creating knowledge and intelligence is an inherently active process.
creating knowledge and intelligence is an inherently active process.
Based on the theory of Play by Jean Piaget, cognitive development and in particular the learning of language, requires appropriate environmental stimuli and experiences as the child matures. It is important you choose the right preschool to provide your child with a fun learning environment that encourages play as a form of learning.
A preschool that provides a platform to encourage learning through play and cognitive development will be able to enhance social skills, communication and thinking skills for the child.
A platform that evokes imagination for role play and social interaction combined with good facilities like the best toys, help set the stage for developing these skills.
According to Jean Piaget, learning through play is important for the following reasons:
A) Play is fundamental to cognitive development. A child moves through various stages of development depending on the appropriate stimuli and environment he/she is exposed to at the right time.
B) Play reflects the development of brain areas. Between the ages 18 months - 3 years, a child’s synapses grow to twice the density of the adult brain. This is a crucial period for language development and socialisation. During this time, motor development also occurs at a rapid pace.
A quick answer to the question - Give your child an early start!
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