You may not realize it but every second that you spend with your baby, you are influencing childhood education. How many times have you caught yourself singing childhood lullabies or preschool nursery rhymes? You are your child’s first teacher and because of that your child will develop the need for early childhood education.
You don’t need a college degree to teach early education to your child. Your child loves you and therefore she wants to imitate you. Everything you do becomes a learning process for her. If you dance, she will follow. If you read a book, she will read a book too. If you watch a movie on television she will curl up with you and watch it. Early childhood education knows no time so it is anywhere, doing anything, and at any time.
Make the most out of early education by purchasing simple nursery rhyme books or counting books. Use her favorite cereal as a visual aspect of the learning process. Another words, if you say something to your child, she needs to do it in order to learn it. If you want your child to count to five, give her five Cheerios or five container lids. Count them to her as you hand them to her. Then ask her to give you one. Next, ask her to give you two, and so on. This will teach her to count and she is both visually and physically counting. This is early childhood education and it doesn’t cost anything and it is fun even for parents.
Early education can be fun. It doesn’t require that you send your child off to a school or it doesn’t require that you turn your home into a classroom in order to learn. Childhood education is free. Use free items you already have in the home in order to teach and inspire.
In order to enhance the learning process during certain times in her life, you can order additional supplies that will allow her to be creative as she learns. Any type of art work is highly recommended in order to strengthen and reinforce child’s education. Remember, as a child plays they are learning. If you create a positive outlet for learning, she will always think positive as she grows up. The same goes for the opposite.
Early childhood education begins at birth and ends at about the age of eight. During this time, your child will learn socialization skills, critical thinking skills, and other important skills that will influence her life and her life style. How your child grows up is going to influence her learning. If she grows up in a home that puts education down, she may think that it is not going to be necessary and try to choose a path that will later on lead to basic minimum wage jobs with no job security. Early childhood education doesn’t mean that you have to map out her future but her future is something to consider, even when you are singing “The Itsy, Bitsy, and Spider”.