There was a time when a child had to be sent to a classroom to get any kind of formal education. For very young, preschool aged children this can sometimes be problematic, as they are not always ready to leave their parents for several hours at a time yet. Pushing a child to do this and be independent of their parents, especially when they are not ready, can be traumatic for a child and may actually inhibit social development. Fortunately, parents no longer have to choose between a good start to their child’s education and keeping their child at home. There are programs available now for preschool online learning, which allow early education to take place in the home. These programs are ideal for shy or introverted children who are ready to start learning and exploring the world around them.
Preschool online learning programs tend to be video based. Videos teaching lessons on subjects such as counting, the alphabet, weather, and animals can be watched by your child from the comfort of your living room. Like a standard preschool, the lessons are generally taught through song, dance, art, and other fun methods of self-expression. Depending on the particular preschool online learning program you go with, the videos might include all of the lessons in their entirety, or might simply serve as prompts for the parents to take over and teach the lessons in a more hands on manner. Learning through videos allows parents to choose how many they want their child to view in a day, how many times they want to repeat a particular video, and whether they want to supplement it with additional materials. In this way, children are able to learn at their own pace, and do not have to feel rushed or held back by the pace of the lessons. The important thing will be that your child is learning, rather than the focus being on how fast your child is learning or how they compare to their classmates.
If your child is ready to begin a more formal education, but you don’t feel like he or she is quite ready to be put through a classroom setting, preschool online learning programs give you the tools you need to educate your child without causing any social stress or sacrificing time spent with you. The result will be a happy and well-developed child who is able to learn at his or her own pace.
This article was written by Kory Keels on behalf of Chalk Preschool, an online preschool that aids your preschooler do the lessons any time of the day, from any computer with Internet service, anywhere in the world. For more information on preschool activities, visit eHow.com