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Day care-Is it just for the children of parents-in-job?

28 May 18 19743 0

Most of the middle aged people or senior citizens from the society believe that only parents can provide high quality of childcare. Admitting a child into a day care is considered as being irresponsible or an act of “getting rid” of the responsibility of child care at an early age. However, it is required to change this perception about childcare in the society.

Parents and guardians need to realize the importance of placing their child in an academic, language-rich and enriching day care setting which results in exceptional development of their child.

Below are some of the factors that must be considered I accordance:

Give time to socialize: A growing child should be given a chance to socialize apart from the mother. This may also give parents some freedom to pursue some other pursuit.

Structured learning: Day care provides structured learning where a child learns basic skills in structured manner such as problem-solving skills and reasoning skills. It leads to a better development of a child by involving in group activities such as- singing, dancing, gardening, etc.

Speech development: A speech-language pathologist stated that the number of children facing the problem of speech or language delays were more of the parents that thought that keeping a child exclusively at home is a good idea. Child interaction with only parents and siblings frequently results in poor speech production, language delays and poor social skills.

Development of self-confidence: Children not attending a daycare from families where they are accompanied by other siblings to help them out doing their own work are noticed to have immature or inappropriate social skills resulting the child being an "outcast" once s/he enters school.

Children learn to earn things: Children learn that they can’t always have what they want and exactly when they want it. Such disciplined children often do not scream at the store because the parent wouldn’t buy them anything they demand.

Patience: As day care is an organized place for dealing with more than one child, the child learns to patiently wait for his or her turn.

Attention: As in day care an activity only starts after the instructions are provided by the caregiver, children develop a habit of paying attention or at least be quiet so that others can pay attention.

Better immunity towards Diseases: Exposure of the child to common cold and flu during the years of day care builds up the child’s immune system and gradually children hardly miss school due to illness.

Ultimately, it is up to the parent to decide what is best for their child as they know their child more than anybody else, but experts strongly believe that at Kindergarten children are not just learning letters and colors anymore, it is rather an academic setting where the child learns with the same-age peers who can be their best teachers.

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