Studies have indicated how crucial early child development is to becoming a life-long learner. From newborn to age six, 75% of a child’s brain growth is completed. Most reputable online resources use technology and lessons created by certified teachers to help facilitate development in the early years.
To help children grow and develop to their full potential, many parents enroll children in classes or online schools at the preschool level. That is not always necessary or good for the child. Some children are not ready to begin formal learning at such a tender, young age. Waiting until kindergarten age can be just as good.
While brain growth is rapid up until age six, who is to say that “formal” learning is required in order for the child to be successful later in life? Do you realize how much learning is accomplished in everyday living? When you read to your child, they are learning. When you talk to your child about the flowers you just planted, they are learning. When you ask questions after watching their favorite show, they are learning. Children benefit from down-time as much as adults do. Formal learning comes soon enough.