How to Select the Right Atlanta Early Learning Program for Your Child
Tips for navigating instruction styles in pre-K and beyond read more
By Primrose Schools
At some point, every parent questions how to help their child develop character traits such as compassion, generosity and kindness. How do you get from point A to point B? Are preschoolers capable of learning and understanding these traits? And if so, how can we as parents and caregivers support their development?
According to the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, the early years of a child’s life lay the foundation for a wide range of important developmental outcomes, like self-confidence, mental health and the motivation to learn. Moving to a new city presents a unique opportunity to foster these special qualities in your little one. These softer skills can help your child adjust to a new environment as well as set him or her up to be successful in school and later in life. And while it may seem like your child is too young to grasp these concepts, the foundational behaviors needed to develop empathy and other social-emotional skills that make us good people are actually nurtured in the first years of life.
Oftentimes the best way to teach young children about these intangible skills and traits is to provide hands-on learning opportunities and to reinforce the concepts in a variety of ways. Primrose Schools suggests the following tips for parents and caregivers to use at home:
Young children learn through repetition and observation. One of the best ways for you to nurture positive character traits is to lead by example and consistently model what it means to be a good person. Sooner than later, your child will start imitating you and be on their way to becoming a kind, caring individual.
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