Greece Crafts for Preschoolers: Crafts for Kids
Once it is clear that your child is ready for preschool, the first step is to identify several programs that meet both your and your child’s needs. Ask your pediatrician, friends, and other people you trust about available programs.
Ask them what they like or dislike about these programs. But don’t put their opinions on the bench, because everyone is prejudiced. If you know a parent who’s on the same page as you are when it comes to parenting, discipline, and values, you may want to take their recommendation more seriously. Focus on the essentials, don’t let superficial things get in the way of your decision.
Resist the urge to participate in a preschool program that has more glitter than substance. Often, the best preschool is not necessarily the one with the best play equipment or the most financial resources.
Find out about the program itself. What is the school’s philosophy regarding programs for young children? Is it a structured environment or more of a relaxed atmosphere? Does the school encourage independent learning or does a child always have to work with the group? Does the school offer a good level of physical activity for your child to get off the hook? Will the school respond to your child’s special needs?
What kinds of activities will your child participate in? What can you expect him or her to learn? Is it a school that primarily encourages play, exploration, and the acquisition of basic skills, or does it have different expectations? Acquiring basic skills means making the young child familiar with the ABCs and counting easily. He can learn to fold clothes or do other jobs and learn basic skills that will help him grow up to be more independent and responsible.
As a general rule, if a preschooler boasts about his academic program, you may want to look elsewhere. Your young child doesn’t need schooling as a basis for her preschool experience – she’ll have plenty of that in kindergarten!
Even preschoolers can get in on the craft fun with a few special projects that are right up their alleys. Learn about Greece crafts for preschoolers with help from a graphic designer and illustrator in this free video clip.
Expert: Gene Shaw
Filmmaker: Edward Payson
Series Description: There are few better ways to get your children interested in embracing their own creativity than with a nice craft project. Get tips on various types of crafts that you can do with your kids with help from a graphic designer and illustrator in this free video series.