Your curious preschooler finds learning fun. It's important for parents to nurture this love for learning now, while attitudes toward learning are being formed.
Children learn more in their first three years than they’ll ever learn again. But it's between three and five that they learn the skills necessary for starting school. As a child's attention span develops she is able to remember more complex information. Her language skills also become increasingly more sophisticated and social. As a result of imaginary games and social interaction, her social skills have developed to such stage that she realizes other people may think and feel differently. Consequently, friendships with other children become more meaningful.
Storytelling is enormously important to preschoolers. They have vivid imaginations and will often act out stories they’ve heard or seen. However, learning to read is incredibly difficult and takes many years to master. Introducing letter names and sounds will give your child a head start when she eventually learns to read. We know that children who listen to stories and are introduced to the alphabet as preschoolers do better with reading and writing when they go to school.
Preschoolers are curious about everything and are always looking for ways to explore and find out more about the world. They want to know how things work, why certain things happen and what different things are. Learning is fun at this age. Reading to children, engaging them in conversation and spending quality time with them helps them embrace learning as a way of life.