i am blessed that i have 3 kids and their age gap are just nice that they are able to company and play with each other. However, there are times that i think they need to mix around with other kids as well.
I found that this interesting article listing the benefits of playgroup to our kids and i want to share it with you.
When your kids are 3 years old—or less—you enrol them to a playgroup. Yet, some other parents do not think it is necessary.
But, do you know that there are lots of benefits your kids can get if they join a playgroup?
- They get the chance to meet and gather with other people out of their daily environment.
When they reach the age of three, they have more interest in socializing. They enjoy playing, communicate and interact with other people. What used to be a solo game now changes into collective games.
- They learn to get along with other kids.
In playgroups, they can learn how to adjust themselves, to wait in line, to understand their friend’s feeling. It is a medium to prepare them for bigger communities.
- They learn about differences with their friends
Joining a playgroup, they will learn that not everyone is the same, not everyone has the same idea. That way, they can learn that sometimes it is ok to be different and that they occasionally need to defend their idea or even appreciate others’.
- They are proud to be part of a group.
As days go by, your kids will develop a sense of belonging of the playgroup. They feel proud of being part of it. It can be a motivation of working together as a team. That way, your kids will learn to put the group’s need first above theirs.
- They are more independent.
By joining a playgroup, your kids learn to be separated for a while from their parents. And, they will learn to adapt with their new environment without having to always be helped by their parents. This is a good exercise for them to be more independent. Therefore, whenever they have to do something by themselves, they can do it with confidence.
As you can see, there are many benefits your kids can get. Compared to the disadvantages such as getting affected by others kids having cold or any other illness—which is unnecessary because it can be cured anyway—, those points mentioned above are very constructive for your kids’ interpersonal skill.
Now, it is time to reconsider your decision.