Sending your kid to an enrichment center is one of the best decisions you will ever make as a parent.
Many enrichment centers in Singapore offer classes that can help toddlers build a solid learning foundation that will help them excel in primary school.
After narrowing down your child’s interest, the next challenge you will face is choosing an enrichment class that can bring the best out of your little one.
Read on to learn some tips that will help you narrow down the best toddler enrichment class.
Keep your options open
Many Singaporean parents, who want their toddler to do well in school, usually enroll them in enrichment class that centers on academic subjects.
While there is nothing wrong with this, you need to keep in mind that these classes may not be best for your child. If your child finds a class boring, chances are, he isn’t going to learn much from it.
As a parent, you need to keep in mind that there are many fun classes onmusic, swimming, singing, and many more that can bring the best out of your little one.
Chat with other parents
There is only so much you can learn about an enrichment center from the internet. Going to a center in person is by far the best way to determine if they have the facilities to cater to the needs of your child. During your visit, you should approach other parents to learn about their kid’s experiences.
You can go the extra mile by asking the teachers in the center to provide evidence on the effectiveness of their classes.
Don’t overwhelm your toddler
If your toddler is hyperactive or seems to have endless energy, a part of you may be considering signing him up for multiple enrichment classes.
While that may seem like a good idea, it won’t always yield the best result. The reason for this is that kids can easily become tired, overstimulated, and bored, especially when they are stressed.
Signing your kid up for one class at a time is a better option; as it will give you room to observe his progress to see if he is coping with the class. Even more, it gives you enough time to help your kid do any follow-up activities.
Observe a class in progress
As mentioned above, visiting a center in person is one of the best ways to learn about it. During your visit, you should ask the teachers if you can observe what happens in a class. Most times, they will say yes, and let you watch them teach for a couple of minutes.
While you are in the class, you should think about how your child will act and feel and if he will be comfortable there.
And if after your time at the center you decide that your toddler won’t be comfortable there, you should look elsewhere.
Picking the right enrichment class has never been easy, and it probably never will. However, considering the tips discussed in this article will help make the process less hectic.
Don’t forget to put your child’s interests and needs into consideration before making a final decision.
Being a teacher in the preschool industry, I have many opportunities to gain insight into the various creative methods that can be used to teach preschool children. I believe that the preschool stage is the beginning of the creative mindset for children and it is when they are most open to change and parents and teachers should fully leverage on that. I enjoy writing this down into different articles.