So, why exactly should you send your little ones to nursery?
It promotes social activities
One of the main benefits of sending your child to nursery is the preparation it has on your child school life. Depending on where you send your child, nursery’s aren’t specifically the most cost effective places in the world, yet the social benefit is gives your children is immense. They’re mixing with children in their own age group, so they’ll be much better equipped to dealing with other children when the time comes.
It’s always good to find a balance in this sense, as although nursery is a fantastic place for your children to be, they’ll still need to spend time with parents.
Get more quality time with your little ones
As they all say, absence makes the heart grow fonder… right? Having time away from your little ones is not only good for you, as you’ll be able to spend some time on yourself, but you’ll also feel way more relaxed with them when they come home, giving yourself more energy and more time to play with them.
Potty training may become easier?
It’s possible that, whilst at nursery, your little ones can pick up more skills than you would’ve thought possible. For example, did you know that children can become more accepting of the idea of potty training whilst at nursery?
Nursery staff reinforce the idea of potty training to your children time and time again, so when it comes to it they should take to it with more ease and understanding. Although we’re not saying that potty training is the main reason you should send your child to nursery, it certainly is a massive help when trying to explain to your children the importance of using a potty.
Encourages playing and sharing
The good thing about sending your children to nursery is that it’ll increase their love of being outdoors, as well as giving them time to be active. A toddler who is active is more likely to remain active later on in life, so it’s important to encourage your children to be active both indoors and outdoors.
The benefits of ‘messy play’
One of the biggest benefits of sending your little one to nursery is that they can have as much messy play as they want, and the best thing is, you don’t have to be the one to clean it up! Now, children can have a form of messy play at home, as we’re sure there are walls in your home that can show evidence of this, but at the same time children can experience a wider range of messy play at nursery than they can at home, with activities including water, paint, paper, glue and sand.
So, what do you think? Are you convinced? Would you send your child to nursery based on this?
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