A lot of mums find themselves asking: when should my child go to nursery?
While many may think early education is only about play and simple concepts, experts say that it can play a critical role in the growth and development of a child’s brain and confidence while learning in school.
“A child’s early years, between the age of six months to four years, are the most formative years in the development of the brain and future learning abilities,” says Monica Valrani, CEO of Ladybird Nursery.
Here are six reasons to start early with your child’s education:
Exposure to a safe and friendly environment with other toddlers of the same age group is a vital foundational element in supporting the transition into friendship groups.
Young holistic development
Pre-school nursery can also help in building overall holistic development and influence a child’s emotional, social, physical and mental development.
Growth and development
Early education provides a wealth of activities and learning experiences to children.
The type of environment that surrounds a child in the initial stages, right from the age of six months, can affect the development of their brain architecture and ability to listen, follow directions, participate in group activities and develop concentration skills.
Making the right choice
The surroundings and environment of the nursery have a direct impact on a child in terms of learning values, respect for others, cooperation (teamwork) and self-esteem.
Early language learning
It’s exceptionally important for children to develop language skills from their nursery years as it improves speech and opportunities for conversations.
Time for nursery!
Various locations. Villa 8 & 10, Street 25A, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, www.ladybirdnursery.ae, (04 344 1011).