It might seem like a child care facility is there to act as a babysitter while you go off to work, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. While it’s true that child care facilities are there to look after your children, they are also there to help them learn, develop, and become ready for school and many of life’s challenges. If you’re looking to enrol your children in a child care centre and you’re not sure what you can expect, here are a few of the many things your children get to experience.
There are very few children who don’t jump at the opportunity to play with building blocks, but they do more than provide your children with a fun play experience. Building blocks are exceptionally beneficial for preschool children to flex their creative muscles, learn concepts involving mathematics, and learn the basics for height, weight, and measurement of those blocks. Children will learn the difference between building something tall opposed to something that’s wide while having fun at the same time.
In many child care facilities, there is an area set up for pretend play. Usually, it’s here you can expect to find baby dolls, cots, bottles, high chairs, dress ups, and even kitchen utensils. When your child takes part in pretend play, they are building a warm association between home life and play, while being creative, communicating with other children, and exploring the endless pretend game avenues.