Is Preschool Good for Social Skills?

What’s the number one rationale for sending kids to preschool? It’s good for their social skills, they say.

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2 Responses to “Is Preschool Good for Social Skills?”

  1. Anna Says:

    If we did not have our preschool, Will would definitely be the loser, not Chris or me. Since it is all learning through play, there is no academic pressure. There are no standards to meet. He is not doing anything there that we don’t do here, but for him to have time with other kids who are his age is enjoyable for him. Our homeschool co-op offers a wide age range, and it has been interesting for me to see how he acts when in a multi-age group and how he acts with same-age peers. He is much more confident at preschool.

    I can tell you that I have not seen the evidence mentioned in the articles with our preschool. I think that is for two reasons: 1) it is cooperative, so there are at least two parents there for every session. It provides another arena for connecting with our kids. 2) There are no academics. It is all hanging out, having fun and connecting learning through play.

    The other big plus for him is that he has one more adult in his life who loves him. His teacher is truly interested in him as a person, and it shows. I am trying to find a way for her to be connected to his learning for the next few years. For us, preschool is like any other homeschooling opportunity– a chance to learn and grow.

  2. Who cares Says:

    I’m sorry to say this but you have no idea what you are talking about. Next time please visit some good schools in your area and then write about preschool. Thanks.

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