One of the reasons why many parents send their children to school before the age of three is to “socialize” them. At that time, all the baggage that the child has when he begins school has been learned at home; Now, school and parents must go hand in hand.
A two-year-old child arrives in a new environment, the nursery or nursery school, in which he has to live for hours with other children of the same age. Not only that, some adults will clearly mark the routines that are followed: play, sit and listen to a story, dance to the sound of music, eat, sleep, go out to the garden, paint, have a snack … All this gives you security if you know what you have to do at all times.
He learns by seeing, acting, practicing, imitating positive behaviors. The child plays and through play, he learns. If he wants a doll that has another child and takes it away, they will tell him not to do it; On the contrary, if he is building a tower with blocks and another child wants to help him and they do it together, they will say “yes, very good”. Interacting with others stimulates participation, creativity, symbolic play, and spoken language.
Socialize from 3 years
As you grow older, you will have more opportunities to interact and develop your social skills. From the age of three, the child will spend many hours of the day interacting with his classmates, his teachers, and the people who work in this environment. The routine becomes more and more demanding, the moments in which you have to listen and be attentive are longer. So will be the moments of recreation and relaxation during recess. He is already more aware of who he is, and therefore who others are.
Social relationships begin to gain more relevance. There will be moments of enjoyment when they laugh, play, share, and receive positive reinforcement for their good behavior. However, there will also be times when they will fight over a toy, do not obey, and even go as far as challenging or challenging.
In negative behaviors, it is always advisable to act firmly, it must be made clear that the path is marked by the teacher, the parent, or the adult. For a good that they as children are not capable of discerning, the criterion regarding what is right or wrong is the person who educates, not the child. It is essential to teach and respect the line of authority and strengthen parents as protagonists of their role who, out of love, do the best for their children.
Educating is a difficult, inexhaustible, and sometimes ungrateful task, but you have to look beyond, put your eyes on the horizon, on the adult person that little one will become. Parents must be convinced that setting limits, establishing guidelines for action, and setting an example with their behavior will lead their children to develop habits that will become virtues. In this way, they will become all that they can be, they will develop their talents by putting them at the service of others, for the greater good.
Consistency is also vital when educating. You cannot say one thing and act the opposite. In the same way, the child must see and experience that what is required of him in the family environment – in terms of obedience, sincerity, order, and other virtues – are the same as those working in the school. When choosing the educational center, parents must take care of this aspect, give it the importance it deserves.
Friends at 4 years old
The courses follow one another, time passes, four years of age arrive, relationships are already more established between equals, children begin to have a predilection or greater connection with some than with others, friendship is incipient, it is glimpsed. They learn what a friend likes, they care about their well-being, and spending time together is something they look forward to.
At the age of five, children are already capable of knowing each other’s tastes and preferences, they begin to empathize and have an affinity according to character, hobbies … At this time the figure of parents and teachers is the example to follow. This entails a great responsibility, what we do, say, and demand as adults will be observed and analyzed in detail. We know how to measure up.