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The Impact of Early Childhood Education in Children’s Lives

Early childhood is riddled with excitement, laughter, tears, exploration, and conquering new heights. Quite literally in fact as a child learns early on how to crawl, stand on its two feet and wobble around in search of interaction, entertainment, and knowledge. The very fact that children display a tendency to touch, examine and taste (oh the horror) everything they come into contact with means that their developing brains need guidance, knowledge and various creative stimuli that will help them develop their motor skills and cognitive functions early on.
Therefore, it becomes of the utmost importance for children to receive proper training and education well before they start school in order to enter the new chapter of their lives as well-rounded, aspiring individuals. Here is how early childhood can positively influence children’s lives.
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Cognitive development

Children form memories from their second year, yet their cognitive abilities and motor skills develop even sooner and will play a pivotal role in their upbringing and greatly shape their future. For this reason, it become all the more important for parents to expose their kids to constant streams of new information, problems and gradually harder challenges to increase their cognitive abilities, nurture their IQ and instigate a natural propensity for learning, achieving and most importantly, developing critical thinking.
Parents are encouraged to constantly share information and valuable thoughts with their children well before they reach kindergarten age as babies learn from attention, love, mental stimulation and encouragement. It is important to constantly tease their brains, ask them to point to things and encourage them to verbalize their thoughts as much as they can.

A propensity to learn

One of the most important aspects of development in children lies in proper early childhood education, where the child can be tutored, encouraged and educated in accordance with their interests, inclinations, and development requirements. The child can spend time with a certified tutor or a parent in order to spark their interest in constant growth and passion for lifelong learning. It is important that both tutors and teachers undergo relevant training, this can include the valuable first aid course in Sydney as well as various prent/tutor workshop on child motivation and knowledge transfer.
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Many experts on early child education agree that interactive and engaging learning methods should be incorporated into the school system, allowing children to learn and develop their unique values in a fun and diverse environment where they would be allowed to display their individuality and worth.

Socialization

Socialization is important for every human, no matter how introvert or extrovert they may be as humans are innately sociable creatures, in need of friendship, communication, and constant interaction in order to thrive, create lifelong relationships, learn and reach their goals. This is why early socialization is important for pre-schoolers as very young children tend to shy away from social interaction, especially from unfamiliar adults, such as a schoolteacher that might misinterpret your child’s behaviour and unjustifiably mislabel them.
Therefore, do your best to improve you children’s social skills not simply by taking them to the playground where they may or may not learn how to communicate with others, but by enlisting them in early education centres where they can learn how to socialize, share, and take a stand for themselves. These invaluable lessons will allow your children to start school knowing how to make friends, stay away from trouble and communicate with their teachers while absorbing and consciously processing information.
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Confidence and aspiration

While being on the subject of socialization, early childhood education builds confidence and inspires younglings to dream and follow their ambitions with determination and a fiery passion. Too often do children change their minds and abandon the projects they have started - as there is constantly new stimuli to explore and exciting goals to reach, yet it is important to discern between a project abandoned out of boredom or hardship.
You want your children to develop a habit of finishing what they have started, which will have great carryover into their future, shaping their lives as young adults ready to take on the world with passion and resolve.
Given the importance of early childhood education for young developing minds, it becomes easy to deduce that the effort you put into your children early on will have a tremendous influence on their future. Discovering your child’s true potential begins now, so make sure you instil the right values and help them grow into a life of confidence and self-fulfilment!

Parent, Writer, Blogger

Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She loves cooking, baking, sewing, spending quality time with her daughters and she’s passionate for writing. She is contributor on High Style Life and her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”