The benefits of preschool (or nursery school) are far-reaching. For many children, this is their first interaction with basic educational tools. Aside from the early steps of improving reading and math, the child will sow the seeds of social skills. This will not only better prepare them for the next level during kindergarten, but will generally enhance their knowledge and behavior. Whether you are from Uniondale, East Meadow, Hempstead or Westbury, Levittown we are happy to provide our services.
Our Uniondale preschool location was established to encourage development during the early years of childhood. One of our key areas of focus has been providing an introductory education to a second language. If it’s an afterschool program for which you are looking, we are available to strengthen skills with homework and social activities. Cognitive thinking is also an important part of our programs.
The significance of cognitive skills
Our brains use cognitive skills to process new information. The development of these abilities is especially critical in early childhood in order for children to better function in everyday life. Once the brain is able to learn cause and effect, retain memory, understand comparisons and other sensory experiences, the child will have an improved course of thinking. Ideally, these methods of learning which occur in nursery school will continue through your entire life.
Whether short-term or long-term, memory is a highly useful cognitive skill. While memory games seem simple, they are effective for cognitive growth. There are thousands of things that we need to remember throughout a given week. This includes such simple items as names of people and places to more complex configurations like puzzles and bank account numbers.
In everyday life, your brain will use a mental image prior to physical actions. This is a big part of visual-spatial processing. A great example is using a map. In order to use the map properly (unless it is connected to a GPS telling you exactly where to go), you need to have a sense of direction. The map presents a visual representation of a real terrain. Before proceeding, your visual-spatial processing skill absorbs the map information and guides you in the right direction.