How can I support my pre schooler?

by | Mar 6, 2024 | Blog

support my pre schooler

We often get asked: “How can I support my pre schooler?” Supporting your pre school child at home is crucial for their holistic development. Here are several ways you can actively contribute to your child’s learning and well-being.

How can I support my pre schooler?

1. Establish routines

Set a consistent daily routine with designated times for meals, play, and bedtime. Predictable routines provide stability for young children.

2. Read together

Incorporate daily reading into your routine. Read age-appropriate books and engage in discussions about the stories. This helps develop language skills, vocabulary and a love for reading.

3. Encourage play

Support imaginative and creative play. Provide a variety of toys and materials that stimulate the child’s curiosity and imagination.

4. Promote social skills

Arrange playdates or social activities with other children. This helps develop social skills, cooperation and the ability to share.

5. Provide learning opportunities

Introduce age-appropriate educational games, puzzles and activities that enhance cognitive development, problem-solving and fine motor skills.

6. Limit screen time

Set limits on screen time and choose high-quality, educational content when screen activities are permitted. Interactive and educational apps can be beneficial in moderation.

7. Encourage independence

Foster independence by allowing children to complete simple tasks on their own, such as dressing, feeding themselves and tidying up. This builds confidence and life skills.

8. Outdoor exploration

Spend time outdoors. Outdoor play is essential for physical development, and it provides opportunities for exploration and learning about the environment.

9. Open communication

Establish open communication with your child. Encourage them to express themselves and ask questions. Respond positively and attentively to their thoughts and feelings.

10. Provide artistic outlets

Offer opportunities for artistic expression through drawing, colouring, and crafting. This helps develop fine motor skills and creativity.

11. Model positive behaviour

Be a positive role model. Children learn by observing their parents, so demonstrate kindness, patience, and good manners.

12. Involve them in daily activities

Include your child in everyday activities such as cooking, grocery shopping, and household chores. This not only teaches practical skills but also enhances their sense of responsibility.

13. Monitor health and well-being

Ensure your child gets sufficient sleep, eats a balanced diet, and engages in regular physical activity. A healthy lifestyle contributes to overall well-being.

14. Celebrate achievements

Acknowledge and celebrate your child’s achievements, both big and small. Positive reinforcement boosts their self-esteem and motivation to learn.

15. Attend school events

Participate in school events, parent-teacher conferences, and other activities organized by the preschool. This involvement strengthens the partnership between parents and the school.

Hopefully you’ve finished reading this thinking, “I’m feeling more confident about how I can support my pre schooler.” If you still have a few questions, please email We’d love to help you if we can.

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