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Tips for Developing Skills in Pre-Schoolers

Tips for Developing Skills in Pre-Schoolers


     The first time a child navigates a space away from their parents is during their time at a preschool. During their time in preschool, they interact with children of their age group, learn and play under the supervision of skilled teachers. Preschool will help your child develop academically, socially, and emotionally. Your child will learn how to compromise, be respectful towards others, and solve problems. A preschool will provide a place where your child will gain a sense of self, explore, play with their peers, and build confidence. When a child joins a preschool, they are well adept at the appropriate developmental milestones for their age. You ask what are developmental milestones. Read on further to know.

What Are Developmental Milestones :

      Developmental milestones are markers of a child's development from infancy to childhood. They are used to determine if the child is undergoing conventional development or the child has delayed growth in an area or over multiple aspects of development. Milestones are categorized into social/emotional, gross and fine motor, language, and cognitive. The milestones are different for each age group. Just adhering to a 'checklist' or calendar of developmental milestones may trouble parents if their child is not developing per the devised developmental milestone.

Developmental Skills for A Pre-schooler :

      A pre-schooler, who is a child aged between 3 to 6 years, is expected to be able to do these activities:

  • Able to draw a circle and square

  • Able to draw stick figures with two to three features for people

  • Able to skip

  • Balances better and may begin to ride a bicycle

  • Begins to recognize written words and reading skills start

  • Catch a bouncing ball

  • Enjoys doing most things independently

  • Enjoys rhymes and wordplay

  • Can hop on one foot

  • Rides a tricycle

  • Starts school

  • Understands size concepts

  • Understands time concepts

As children grow into early childhood, their horizons will begin to broaden more. Your child will become more independent and begin to focus more on adults and children outside the family. They will want to explore and be curious about the things around them. The interactions with their family and those around them will help in shaping their personality and their ways of thinking and moving.

How The Preschool Aids :

      Your child is provided with the opportunity to broaden and deepen their essential skills at preschool. It will make them ready for a life of learning and empower them to make positive contributions to the world around them. Here are ten skills that your child should develop in their preschool:

  • Social, Emotional, & Behavioural Development:

     Your child's preschool experience should contribute to helping them understand their feelings and understanding the feelings of others. Through playing in groups and learning alongside each other, the preschool children learn how to respect and get along with others which further develops their language skills, self-control, and other social skills. DRS Kids has a ‘Wonder Room’, where each corner has different themes to help your kid develop the associated etiquette. They learn table manners and to keep their room in order in the Wonder Room. Additionally, DRS Kids has specified activities incorporated into their calendar activities, where your child learns about new things by watching and practicing the activity. The concept is also integrated into the rhyme of the month, the dance of the month, and so on.

  • Literacy Development:

     By the age of three, children begin to learn to write their names and read simple words. Listening and speaking is an integral part of literacy development and helps in increasing their vocabulary and articulating themselves. To understand what is being taught to them, a child's development of their listening skills is crucial to their overall social and academic learning. DRS Kids prepares them for success in literacy development in kindergarten and elementary school. Activities like ‘Show & Tell’ and the narration of stories help in the development of the speaking skills of your child. The activity of ‘I Am A Robo’ involves children listening to instructions and following them. This helps in language development as well as your kid learning to comprehend better.

  • Gross & Fine Motor Skills:

     The activities in preschool-level craft require children to use markers, work with scissors, sculpt objects, and be involved in other creative ways. It develops children's fine motor skills that are necessary for more complex projects as they get older. At DRS Kids, your child will get the freedom to enhance their creative skills to their full potential. Sports and dance in the timetable for pre-schoolers help them develop their motor skills.

  • Attention Span:

     Young learners may not find it easy to sit still and pay attention for more than a few minutes. The structured but nurturing environment at DRS Kids is the solution for children to develop their attention spans in preparation for the more challenging classroom environments ahead by planning a timetable that helps your kid increase their attention span. Storytelling at the school develops language skills, broadens their horizon of imagination, and increases their attention span.

  • Early Math Skills:

     Learning to recognize numbers and begin counting things during preschool helps children understand how mathematics is used and provides their foundation for the subsequent year's more complex mathematical curriculum. DRS Kids will help hone their mathematical skills so that numbers don't scare them later in life by using efficient and effective teaching aids. The Math skills are integrated into the activities. Playing with building blocks helps your child learn about comparative attributes of objects, their size, weight, height, and even volume.

  • Problem-Solving Skills:

     Every aspect of life demands problem-solving skills. Foundational to success in school, personal relationships, or life's more simple activities. Problem-solving skill development should begin in preschool. Teaching and stretching children's problem-solving skills can occur through personal interactions, games, and assignments at DRS Kids. Puzzles and maze in the curriculum hone their problem-solving skills.

  • Creativity:

     When a child is encouraged to self-express through creativity, they build confidence in themselves and approach challenges from new perspectives. Creative activities at DRS Kids help children develop their sense of self and can be a way for the adults in children's lives to celebrate each child's uniqueness. Age-appropriate arts and craft activities enhance their creativity.


      When your child is at preschool, the place will add more to and strengthen their developmental skills. Choose the best preschool for your child to help them grow, which provides the freedom and guidance, so that they are happy and independent away from home. DRS Kids with its rich and stimulating environment will fulfil your child’s learning needs for social, physical, emotional, and academic development. The scientifically researched 3C curriculum and the experienced facilitators at the school will contribute to your child's holistic growth. The safety of your child in these troubled times would be of priority for the school.


A person with a coherent thought process & imaginative ways to articulate herself. Nikita is a Post-Graduate in Conflict Analysis & Peace Building, JMI, and tries to have a harmonious environment around her. She believes children would contribute to an efficient society if skills & virtues are inculcated in them right from the start.

Ms. Nikita Tudu


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