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Preschool Enrollment Help: Why Parents Should Look for Preschools Now

 

Finding the right preschool for your child can be a tricky process.

School opening times or your child’s circumstances all play a part in making the decision.

Therefore when visiting a prospective preschool and considering enrollment there are a lot of things to consider.

At Kids Konnect we know how important it is that your child is happy at preschool.

So, if you’re a parent looking for your child’s new preschool how can you make your search easier?

Let’s discover why it’s never too early to start looking for preschools.

Understanding Preschool Anxiety: 3 Quick Tips to Help Manage Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

 

 

Separation anxiety is a common experience in preschool children and usually occurs when preschooler’s struggle if kept apart from their caregiver.

Like in adults, children can experience physical symptoms of anxiety such as feeling fidgety, finding it hard to concentrate or trouble sleeping.

Children under 5 are beginning to understand the world around them and with this newfound knowledge comes a need to express their worries.

Preschool is a fantastic environment for your child to play with others and learn valuable life skills.

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Be that as it may, for some children, being dropped off can be a difficult experience, particularly for preschoolers who haven’t spent much time away from home without a caregiver.

Separation anxiety can negatively affect a child’s daily life. Even more importantly, watching your child become tearful can be upsetting and confusing.

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It’s important to remember that anxiety is a normal emotion and a response to our fears and uncertainties.

But how can you help your preschooler to manage their worries?

Discover our pick of 3 quick strategies to ease your preschooler’s separation anxiety.

Playing Outside: 4 Effective (and Fun) Ways to Get Your Child to Play Outdoors

Getting children to play outside for family activities can be a challenge.

Whether your little ones are too distracted by their technology or afraid of a little rain, tempting them to step into the great outdoors isn’t always easy.

The benefits of playing outdoors however are just too good to miss.

However, a 2015 study of outdoor play found that although 90 percent of day care centers tested reported scheduling two or more outdoor play sessions on a daily basis, in reality, only 40 percent of children enrolled took part in two or more of these sessions.

What is a Play-Based Curriculum?

Spending as little as an hour outside can be a great opportunity to bond with your child and is an important part of our play-based curriculum at Kids Konnect.

While taking in the fresh Bay Area air, your preschooler can play with freedom as well as learn and discover the world around them.

So, if you would like to spend more time with your child outside but don’t know where to begin, read on to discover our easy strategies for encouraging outdoor fun.

Why Pretend Play is Important for Preschool Children and 5 Fun Activities to Try at Home

 

Between the ages of 3 and 5, your preschool child’s imagination truly begins to flourish. Pretend play is where children act out scenarios and role play situations and relationships, all the while learning to understand the world around them. Playing with dolls and teddies are examples of this.

Essentially, pretend or imaginative play involves children testing their decision-making skills with regards to behavior and social sills. As a healthy part of a preschooler’s development, through pretend play, young children learn to hone their social, emotional and cognitive skills.

This type of play tends to reach a peak when children begin to interact with other children at preschool and encounter new toys and resources. Imaginative play can also result in a number of benefits for a child’s development and should be encouraged both at home and in preschool.

At our Kids Konnect preschools in Oakland, Pacifica and San Mateo our play-based curriculum encourages pretend play in a variety of fun and unique ways.

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So, with this in mind, what are some simple ideas to get your child’s imagination going? We’ve compiled a list of 5 pretend play activities to help your child on their developmental journey.

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