I often see some preparatory mothers and inexperienced mothers have all kinds of questions and confusion about the early education of their children. Although the baby is only four and a half years old, he has already spent four years in the early education class. As an experienced person, I would like to share some of my experiences with my parents through the way of questions and answers.
Question 1: Spend so much money, but what can such a young child learn in an early education school? This is probably the biggest dilemma most parents have about whether their children should attend early education schools: the investment is certain, but the return is uncertain. In fact, this is also my initial doubts, but then holding the mentality of trying to give my son a name, eat the crab, the results feel that the crab is very delicious! This is not because he has learned to sing a lot of English songs in the music class, nor because he has drawn the first to the NTH painting in his life in the art class, and recently won the kindergarten painting award, but because he has harvested happiness that he could not imagine before. At home, he will play with his grandparents, parents, and toys, but in the early education school, the kind of happy atmosphere created by the school, teachers, and other children is impossible to have at home. And I have always believed that children only grow up in a happy environment, will have a more sound character and sunny mentality, and this is what they get in the early education school. Knowledge can be learned slowly after they understand, but the experience of happiness needs to start early.
Doubt 2: The teacher takes the children to play and play games in the early education class, is this course useful? In fact, for children, the combination of play and experience is learning. First of all, because the children of early education are still young, you can not put a lot of knowledge things to them, this time to cultivate their perception of the world, adaptive ability is the most important, these abilities are absolutely important for their future better understanding of the world, and the most effective way to achieve this purpose is to let them experience in the game. My son has been attending Gymboree for 4 years, and I think the multi-sensory teaching they have been advocating is very good. In their classes, the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste are in full play. In music lessons, the baby can enjoy the fun of percussion instruments; In art class, the baby will freely draw his inner world. The baby touches the high climb on the playground, a big sweat, but also really enjoy. Let the baby explore and learn in play, in the fall and roll, and help them gradually establish the cognition and adaptability of the outside world, the effect is direct and obvious.
Doubt 3: The curriculum setting of early education schools is generally too repetitive, and there is suspicion of irrigation. It seems to me that the problem is entirely adult thinking about children's problems. I understood this very well at the beginning, because children's understanding and receptivity are just in the stage of development, there are many consciousness and ideas, only through constant repetition can be remembered by them. Do not believe that parents personally go to the early education experience, when your child through repeated familiar with a game, he will be the game through the way of thinking naturally applied to life, and only a lesson, it is difficult to form what impression on them. Here's an example. My baby started school at half the age. Children around the same age at least until 8 or 9 months will have a goodbye wave, but because every time you leave school the teacher will wave goodbye to the children one by one, when my baby is 7 months old, we say goodbye, he knows to wave. Later, it was found that many actions were learned in repeated repetition, including saying dad, mom, grandma and grandpa.
Doubt 4: The same course, but designed into different stages, just for the convenience of charging children of different ages. Many parents wonder: why are 6-month-old children and 3-year-olds taking music lessons, and the lessons all look similar, just for the convenience of charging fees? Haha, the parents who said this must not have studied these courses well, as far as my children in Gymboree's course is concerned, in fact, it is also a music class, but the depth and difficulty of the content of children of different ages are different, according to the difference of children of different ages, a 6-month-old child and a 3-year-old child's class is completely different. At the beginning of the music class is only to create a sense of music and atmosphere, but later on, the baby even knows the main forms of music in the world, and also learns the children's songs of several countries, which are accumulated bit by bit.
Doubt five: Every child is different, so small "collective free range", will not erase their personality? Put the child in a group of children is easier to see his personality, a good early education school, the teacher will not limit a child must be what, but to guide him beneficial, and timely communication with parents. Said the Gymboree on my son did a great job of that. My son hated music lessons for a while. When the other kids were singing, he would run around and look distracted. Later the teacher advised me that it was not necessary to force him to sit there and listen, because the influence would make him "enlightened", sure enough, since learning the cheerful "Jingle bells", my son miraculously liked this class, so now I will also say more patience to the later mothers, do not give up. Comply with the child's nature, let him develop naturally, this point, Gymboree is doing a good job.
Doubt six: Early education school teachers generally only say good things about children, always praise him, will not spoil him? Giving children a "positive" environment is one of the places where I was very much in favor of early education. My son never heard criticism and negative comments about him in the early education school. When he made mistakes, the teacher would give positive guidance very skillfully, so that he would naturally recognize his mistakes and think of ways to improve. Sometimes even we parents may not have such patience. In such an environment, children become more and more confident, learn to take the initiative to care about others, learn to use their brains to think of solutions to problems, these qualities are hard to change.