Children’s sense of competence and self-worth grow as they learn to take care of themselves and help others.
At preschool, teachers offer children the opportunity to help out in the classroom, for example, by setting the table at snack time.
Children are expected to wash their hands before snack time, keep personal belongings in their bag and put away toys before moving to a new activity.
Teachers also encourage a child to view himself or herself as a resource for other children. For example, a teacher might ask a child who’s more competent at pouring water to help a child who is learning. Or she might ask a “veteran” preschooler to show a newcomer where the toys are kept.
Preschool is a good training ground for your child.
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