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Preschool games are the ideal way to improve your child’s skills while having fun. These types of games are designed to help with your child’s development, while making the experience enjoyable and engaging. The right combination of fun, games and education can make preschool an enjoyable experience to help your child pick up basic learning skills and so much more, in a structured and organized environment.
Why Is It Important For Your Child To Play Games In Preschool?
Preschool provides a pre-school curriculum to your child, teaching them basic learning skills between the ages of three to five. The objective of preschool is to facilitate the developmental skills necessary for maturity. Therefore, it is important to make the process as fun and educational as possible. As children develop, they pick up and retain all kinds of information, often without realizing it. Preschool games help them to cultivate a number of different skills which can significantly benefit them in all aspects of their development.
Play with a purpose combines a learning objective with something fun, in order to make the activity educational and enjoyable. Some of the skills that your child ascertains from these types of preschool games include:
Enhancing Their Motor Skills
Learning games encourage physical interaction and are an important aspect of developing motor skills. Hand-eye coordination games (such as those involving throwing; catching or kicking a ball) strengthen their dexterity and balance, while helping them practice visual focus in a fun environment. Games that involve simple mathematics help to develop this part of the brain too.
Encouraging Their Social Development
Interactive preschool games have the benefit of improving social skills, especially communication, problem-solving as well as emotional expression. They learn to negotiate rules, follow directions and take turns. This teaches children about cooperation and decision-making. It also helps them to practice teamwork and interact with their fellow classmates as well as teachers (and other adults).
Improving Concentration and Recall
Preschool games, especially board games help to improve a child’s focus, keeping them stimulated for a longer time lengthening their attention span. The possibility of rewards, advancement or pure enjoyment help children remain interested in the game, thereby helping to develop their maturity and patience too. Some concentration games require recall and repetition for success are advantageous as well. Preschool games also help sharpen their listening, verbal skills and ability to follow instructions.
Helping with Their Self-Esteem
A child’s self-worth can be affected by playing games, as they provide a positive feeling of accomplishment. Preschool games often involve an “everyone is the winner” result, leading to all-round confidence and self-esteem. Education games that involve puzzles and problem solving can help your child to have faith in their ability to work independently, to be more open to new things and encourage productive risk-taking.
Keeping Them Active
Physical preschool games keep your child active giving them a change of scenery and a breath of fresh air. Structured outdoor preschool games and easy exercises make it fun to be physically active. The endorphin release from the physical activity helps to keep them happy, and introduces them to activities that they may wish to participate in.
Stimulating Their Creativity
Preschool games that encourage creativity facilitates critical thinking skills with creative methods of explanation. Expanding creativity also helps to nurture confidence while exploring their expression of thoughts and ideas, important for development.
Education made fun is our priority at Stone Brook Academy. Our aim is to equip your child with all the necessary skills to make sure they more than prepared to enter the next level of education and development. To find out more about our program and how your child can benefit, call us now at: (612) 308-6533.