Encourage preschoolers to discover their interests
Children are blessed with a healthy portion of curiosity to explore the world. This curiosity helps them discover the things they love and the things they don’t like. These early experiences become the foundation of future careers and interests. Kids ‘R’ Kids, an educational preschool, shares why it is important to let children explore their interests.
Allowing children the space and the opportunities to explore their interests and follow their hearts is a great way to build their self-esteem. This liberty to explore and choose gives children a sense of autonomy that supports their growth and confidence.
2. Social bonding
Engaging in activities that resonate with children not only makes them happier and more confident but also helps them build friendships with like-minded children. These shared interests build bonds that have immense psychological advantages for a child in the long run.
3. New skills
Playing a new sport, learning a dance form, or taking painting lessons helps children learn that particular skill and builds their physical capabilities such as motor skills, strength, and coordination. Moreover, the soft skills that they acquire by indulging in activities of their interest are perseverance, problem-solving, teamwork, sportsmanship, conflict management, and time management. These are crucial life skills that adults need in their personal and professional lives.
A hobby may become a career or a stress-buster or both! Doing something you love will always reduce stress. Hobbies acquired during childhood can become a source of great joy and relief in adulthood. There will always be some or the other source of anxiety in school, office, or home. These hobbies can play the role of a sanctuary so to speak.
5. Love for learning
Not every child is born a good learner. The ability and willingness to learn depend on the motivation children receive. Encouraging children to learn things that interest them helps build a positive association around learning. This further builds a love for learning in and outside the classroom. Moreover, every child has a style of learning. For instance, a creative child may find learning about the process of photosynthesis with the help of drawing easier.
Parents can observe what their children are naturally drawn to. Whatever grabs their attention, makes them smile, or is constantly in their talks should be pursued further. Creating environments and opportunities for children to build on these skills can help establish a love of learning and foster self-confidence. Besides home, one of the best places for children to discover their interests is at educational preschools like Kids ‘R’ Kids. The vast array of activities and the rich environment help children investigate their interests to the fullest.
Why Kids ‘R’ Kids?
The philosophy of “Hug First, Then Teach”, defines every aspect of what Kids ‘R’ Kids, Circa Fishhawk stands for. Unlike many daycare centers or childcare providers, its methodology is a whole-child approach. Striving to strengthen and encourage every child’s emotional, intellectual, social, and physical well-being, Kids ‘R’ Kids leverages the expertise of its childcare providers and its dynamic partnership with parents to offer children holistic learning and growth.
Kids ‘R’ Kids International is accredited by AdvancED®, the world’s largest education community, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI). SACS/CASI is an accreditation division of AdvancED®. This accreditation ensures that the high accreditation standards are met and exceeded.
Call today at (813) 654-7000 to learn more about the Kids ‘R’ Kids before and after school programs (Kindergarten to Grade 5) or to schedule a visit.