4 tips to help your children succeed at pre-school

Entering pre-schools is a key step for children. In early childhood education, both teachers’ and parents’ approach towards children will profoundly impact their academic and social skills development. 

To help your children succeed in pre-school, these four pieces of advice should help you. 

Encourage them to cooperate with others 

Cooperation provides an opportunity for children to learn from their peers. 

It allows your child to work in a group to achieve shared goals. By sharing the same purpose, children are motivated to share valuable experience and opinions with others. It drives your child to think about the overall situation and other team members towards the mutual benefits. Also, it helps children acquire knowledge and understand the importance of resources. 

Meanwhile, cooperation boosts children’s development of independent thinking, organizing and communication skills, and teamwork. Being able to work with others collaboratively is a life-long benefit for a child from preschool through adult life. 

Here are a few things you can do to help your child learn how to cooperate: 

  • Be a positive role model. 
  • Praise your child: it boosts their confidence and self-worth. 
  • Play teamwork games at home: it helps practice your child’s cooperation capabilities. 
  • Let your child share their opinions.  
  • Let them handle some chores with you. 

Value the process of learning over grades 

Pre-schoolers naturally have many questions every day and it’s a good sign that your child has started to develop independent thinking skills driven by natural curiosities.  

Mr. Suria from Tutor Time International Kindergarten & Preschool notes that, “In general, they begin to show an interest in some particular objects or areas. It can be science, space, arts, or plants. Once they have ignited a spark in something, they have a stronger desire to learn and explore. They might spend days and nights deeply thinking about it, questioning it, reasoning it, and want to talk about it with you or other kids.”

That’s an essential process to develop and improve your child’s life-long learning skills through learning and exploring step by step. 

Promote good study habits 

Children are most likely to follow a routine with the tasks or activities they enjoy. 

Preschoolers often intend to show emotions to express their feelings rather than communicating with parents. Moreover, they are full of ideas and questions. They are eager to explore why parents do not know what they are thinking. 

In that case, getting to know your child is  essential to promote a good learning plan.  

A few steps you can follow: 

  • Communicate with your child:It’s the best way to get to know your children interests, hobbies, and what an ideal study routine might look like to them. 
  • Eliminate digital distractions: That could ruin the efforts of shaping good habits. Instead, creating a reading spot to promote a passion for storybooks is a good idea. 
  • Be a role model: Do your own work and encourage your child to do theirs and repeat the routines every day. 

Don ’t compare them with others 

Many parents often intend to motivate their children by constantly comparing them with other children. The negative impacts on children are significant.  

The moment you compare them with others, you increase stress and anxiety and lower self-esteem and self-worth. The more you do that, the more they feel discouraged and depressed. Living in an environment like that, children are most likely to be less confident as they don’t think they are valued. They usually want to prove that they are valued as they reflect on other people affected by their parents.  

On the other hand, kids who receive constant encouragement and love from parents are more confident. They are positively motivated and inspired to improve their skills. They see their values truly given by themselves. Therefore, parents should encourage their children to find their interests and develop their talents. 


Entering pre-school is a milestone in early childhood. Praising and encouraging children boost their self-worth and proactivity at school. Science has proven that being supportive inspires them to take challenges to keep working even after a failure. Helping them to adopt the right learning and behavior habits in preschool will help them throughout their student life. 

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