The early years of a child’s life are very decisive. What a child learns, thinks and does during these years lay the basic foundation for the rest of his/her life and therefore help to shape the years to come. This is why starting off the learning of various skills and attributes from a very young age is given such high regard and priority all over the world. Read on to find out how you too can give your kids a good education from a very young age;
Sound Language Skills from a Young Age
Learning a few different languages can not only help improve your child’s communication skills, but also his ability to learn and interpret situations. Studies have shown that people who are able to speak, read and write in more than one language are better capable of analysing different situations in a more holistic manner. Look for a good British nursery that teaches English and a few other secondary and tertiary languages, so that your child not only picks up one or two more languages, but also improves his thinking and analytical skills.
A Multifaceted Educational Program
Learning should not just be focused on books and for this reason; many educational institutions are turning to different methods of teaching to make children more involved in the learning process. This is seen especially in some nursery schools, where interactive games and fun activities that engage the children are used to teach very valuable lessons and skills. Even for older children, being involved in extra-curricular activities such as sports and student associations, as well as learning to play an instrument or taking a class in dancing can improve brain activity, help with memory and retention as well as boost concentration, thereby helping them in their studies as well. There is nothing wrong with a kid who loves to have his nose buried in a book for the most part of the day, but a child who is actively involved in various types of pursuits and has varied interests will have a better intellect overall.
Building up Personal Traits and Attributes
A child’s education should not only focus on helping him hone his physical and mental abilities, but also provide guidance in finding out who he is as an individual. Our personalities are defined by our many characteristics and personal traits. A child should be able to recognise his. As he grows up, these personality attributes will grow and become deeper rooted, so it is of vital importance that the correct values and qualities are planted in him at the early stages, so that he will carry these along with him into his adult years. Knowing who he is as a person will help him relate to others better, establish his personality and ultimately make him a more complete individual.