When it was time for me to return to work after having my oldest child, I was grateful to find an amazing childcare facility for them to go to. However, I quickly learned that childcare is not just about dropping off your kids and picking them up at the end of the day. To make childcare education effective, you need to help those workers teach your kids. So, that's my blog is all about. I want to help parents who are using childcare for the first time to get your kids into a learning frame of mind. From flash cards to building blocks, there is plenty you can do at home to encourage your kid to learn, and that means when they go to the childcare facility each day, the eagerness to learn continues.
Childcare is a necessity for most parents, especially now that the modern world has made it quite obvious that the average family needs both parents to work to have a positive life. Others have made the choice since they don't have the time to work and take care of the child at the same time as a single parent. For parents that often find it stressful to do both, childcare is a viable option. Below are some of the benefits of taking your baby to childcare.
Regular Schedule and Activities
Childcare provides a schedule for children to keep them occupied. Even though the children might still not be aware of how time works, they have planned activities for the day. These activities are very important to their mental growth and development. The kinds of activities that are scheduled in childcare centres include songs and storytelling. It's not only beneficial to the child but also satisfactory to parents that worry about their children not having a social life or lacking the ability to communicate with peers.
A study shows that children who spent their time in childcare have higher academic achievements than those that don't. When children are exposed to early interactions with society — in this case, quality time with other children in the childcare — they tend to have better reasoning capabilities, and their ability to solve problems are enhanced. This way, these kids grow up with a better understanding of what's happening around them — hence better handling and performance of all that is presented to them.
Interaction with other adults
When a child is growing up, most of what they learn from adults is either from their parents or senior family members, which is not quite a good thing if you want your child to have an excellent life. Childcare provides a great opportunity for your kids to interact with other adults and mentors. This helps your child know that other people apart from their parents can also be authority figures for positive guidance. In return, this also helps and improves the child's ability to respect others and their decisions, blocking out the idea that they can get away with anything. This is a problem with many kids.
Apart from the benefits mentioned above, parents who take the responsibility of taking their children to childcare tend to be more involved throughout their child's school life. This in return cover improves parenting. Children are also able to adjust positively to formal learning, thanks to childcare services.Share