play & pre-education

@pkc3000 (1267)
India
March 9, 2009 4:20am CST
Do you agree that enrolling children in play schools mould them in many ways that will help them when they join the regular schools? The concept of play and pre-school education has taken roots with the advent of nuclear families. Thirty yrs ago there were not many such schools especially in smaller cities & towns as they are today. It was unthinkable to put a child in a school before he/she turned 4 or 5 yrs. The reason being all the necessary needs of the child were met within the four walls of the home. Even if the child had working mother, there was always grandpa or grandma to educate the child. The system of joint families might have had some flaws but as far as the upbringing of small children were concerned it was wholesome. Presently when such system is on decline the play and pre-schools are making efforts to fill in the gap by trying to replicate the domestic environment within their premises. There are so many advantages of early schoolings. Please share your views. pkc3000
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@kiran8 (15323)
• Mangalore, India
13 Mar 09
I definitely believe that it has many advantages. From my personal experience as a teacher and a mother , i have felt that children are becoming more and more intelligent and they are ready for studies as early as 2+ years. It is better to make use of this intelligence in a constructive manner by teaching them skills at an early age..I personally feel that studies at that age should be fun , not taxing which might put them off any kind of discipline forever ...
@srganesh (6345)
• India
9 Mar 09
Play schools are good for this era.More families end with one child and they can't cope up with others when joining directly to schools.In the play schools,they start mingling with others and have the habit of going to a place regularly.They learn something too.Yes!They won't miss their grand parents now,who would narrate them moral stories.It is unavoidable for the kids now and they love them too.Cheers!
• India
9 Mar 09
Hi lotter, yeah i think the play groups are goo ,provide they should put any burden on kidoos.