Preschool is vital to children’s education
I READ that about 60 per cent of preschool children do not go to preschool (“Hives to pop up across the state”, The Standard, February 3).
To me this is sad and needs reversing.
Preschool is simply that – learning vital stuff to better prepare them for starting school. Parents reading stories to their preschool children is also very vital.
My three children all went to Bidwill Public preschool and reading stories with them was normal.
All children need a head start (no pun intended) for life.
DAVE VINCENT, Bidwill
I’VE taught my kids more myself than sending them to a preschool/ daycare where they just play all day and I pay for it! They can stay home with me and learn for free. KIRSTIE NOWLAND, on
Facebook I ONLY sent one of mine to preschool because he was alone with his brothers at school, unless you need to work why would you send them.
I think if you make their day interesting doing things similar to those preschool, it’s more beneficial because it’s one-on-one, I loved having my children home, they learned more about the garden, than those that are left playing in a sandpit at school. It depends on the mother how much time she wants to spend with them.
THE brain develops more from birth to five years than any other time in a person’s life.
There is an abundance of research into the benefit of early childhood education, that highlights the improved outcomes of children, families and communities that utilise early learning services.
It all comes down to education though and fantastic services such as the one in this article, that link education, to welfare and health supporting the whole child.
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