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3 Ways of Early Learning for Kids to Have An Edge

Fridge magnets spelling out good morningAs the world becomes more and more competitive, parents take notice and take steps to ensure that their kids have that edge as early as possible. So, many of today’s parents are finding ways to make sure education is a part of the child’s early life. Here are some of the ways.

Old school methods

There are those who wish to go “old school.” They introduce their children to books, puzzles, and even fridge magnets that are educational. Their idea is that the children will learn about the gadgets soon enough. So it is best for them to take an interest in old-fashioned materials before they become hooked on anything with a screen. Something as simple as the use of fridge magnets will allow the child to learn the letters while being able to also manipulate the pieces on his or her own. It will help develop the motor skills which is something that no amount of swiping on a tablet can do.

Early enrollment

In some families, the child is already school bound as early as 2 or 3 years old. The idea is that the earlier they start, the easier it is to adjust, and the more advanced the child will be. The school might not focus yet on the alphabet and numbers. But at least such parents believe that the child is getting used to the idea of school, teachers, and classmates.

Learning through the screen

Other parents instead choose to introduce early learning at home, be it through educational TV programs, online educational games, or other learning videos found on the Net. Since kids nowadays seem attracted to technology, the parents are simply taking advantage of this. They insert something worthwhile in-between. Many parents have discovered that such multimedia can direct their child’s attention to a variety of topics that the kids of the past might not usually be interested in, like history or health science.

As all the methods have their merits, parents need to decide what best suits their family. In the end, if the child has a great start, then perhaps he or she will also have a great future.