Kindergarten is not just a way to attach a child during the absence of parents. In addition to entertainment and developmental activities, there is also an educational process.
We were lucky – we have an amazing teacher, an educator with many years of experience (at one time she even raised my elder brother), who not only looks after children, but also takes care of their education.
Just a few weeks after the start of the kindergarten visit, I saw the results – my daughter learned to eat in one sitting, she does not get distracted while eating, she cleans up the dishes. From time to time you can hear from her the kindergarten phrase during the meal not to talk !.
In kindergarten, children are taught to eat properly – do not rush, use cutlery and napkins. And the habit of washing hands before and after meals is simply adjusted to the level of automatism.
Behavior in society
I do not know whether it is at the age of the case, or in kindergarten, but my daughter has become calmer. Discipline is in the first place with us – this also applies to eating and the daily routine. But the fact that kindergarten children are more obedient is a fact that is difficult to challenge.
The teacher is not a mother, and he rarely makes concessions. In kindergarten, there is almost never room for whims and disobedience.
Even in our group, special attention is paid to the difference between the sexes. I repeatedly noticed how the teacher explained that girls need to be skipped ahead, give in to them and help.
In kindergarten, children learn to solve disputable situations on their own, because the teacher is often unable to keep track of everyone in the group. Since the toys in the group are common, the kids have to find on their own how to get what they want — exchange, play in turns, etc.
We pay much attention to the cultural development of children – these are stories about literature, holidays, traditions. In music lessons, children learn folk songs and dances, we often have themed events – the festival of autumn and spring, Easter, etc.
This also includes various cultural events – puppet theaters, shows with celestial bodies and underwater inhabitants constantly come to us.
If at home you can afford to deviate from the regime, this option does not pass to kindergarten. The schedule is the same for all and seven are not waiting for one. My daughter already understands, so she gets out of bed at the right time, because she knows that classes will start without her.
The menu for all children is the same with the exception of two allergy sufferers who do not eat certain foods. Children’s portions are small and the educator insists that the children eat up everything. Because a hungry child will both behave worse and sleep poorly.
However, this does not concern us, because if I pick up my daughter before bed, she fully dines at home for the second time.
The situation is similar with sleep – a certain time is allotted to it, and those who did not want or indulged in, will no longer be able to even lie down. And if in some kindergartens, children who are not sleeping during the day are allowed to play quietly with toys, we have a maximum – this is silently lying with open eyes. However, at home I do the same. Daytime sleep is a mandatory item of the regime, in extreme cases, my daughter and I just lie and look at the books.
Our caregiver often recalls that the child still spends most of his time with his parents, and not in a group. But the educational effect of visiting the kindergarten is impossible to deny, because the results are obvious.
Definitely, my daughter has become more docile and relaxed, her communication skills have improved a lot, in most cases she removes toys and a table after creativity without reminding. I honestly do not find any cons.
How does kindergarten raise your children?