Would sending our child to playschool necessary for their development?

Would sending our child to playschool necessary for their development? Some will say yes, while others would say that it is not needed.

Playschool as we have known is a school that children attend for about 2 hours per day.  As a parent, I also want to have a clearer understanding of the advantages of sending my child to a playschool.

I am also not that aware of the different impacts of sending children to a playschool, so I have decided to gather some useful information that can help me decide as whether and when to send my kid to a playschool from the moms that I knew.

I hope that these information would be helpful for some mothers too.

Factors to Consider:


Most school has a certain age requirement for the playschool program. Usually they accept toddlers 18 months or two years. Whether or not to do so depends on the maturity of your child. Some toddler can be mature for their age and independent enough to thrive for playschool programs. But, if your child still desperately needs to be around you at all moments, it might be better to find a separation program first.


If both parents are working and are struggling for time, parents may not be around to teach their child much, the tendency is he/she may get delay behind his classmates who have attended playschool. On the other hand, if one spouse is a stay-at-home parent and has the time to attend to the child and teach them, you may consider not sending your child to a playschool.

Children have an unbelievable ability to learn. Their brains are remarkably sharp, and it makes sense to put them in an environment conducive to learning at this young age.

Academic and Social Opportunities:

Children at this age must not be under pressure, trying to learn something like math at such a young age. Look for a play school that focuses on letting a child have fun while learning.

There are a lot of playschool that has many outdoor activities. Playschools ought to serve the purpose of exploring, learning, having fun and happiness and making enriching relationships.

As an advantage, sending your child to a playschool will also prepare them gradually to get used to the concept of a classroom making his transition into school much easier.

Also if you live in a place where there are not many other children your child’s age, it makes sense to send your child to playschool. This will give them opportunity to interact with  children at a young age.




17 thoughts on “Would sending our child to playschool necessary for their development?”

  1. It sounds as though you have thought this through carefully and weighed the pros and cons. Your good parenting shows! The final decision is yours, and if your child is happy in a playschool then go for it. -Jennie-

    1. Thank you Teacher Jennie:) As expected, parents would always invest a lot of time and energy when it comes to making the right decision for their kiddo’s welfare.

  2. Very nice post dear….I am a sahm and I am reluctant to send my 29 months old daughter to playschool as I want to wait till she completes 3 years. I am under constant pressure from others to send her…but this post of yours has really helped?

    1. Thanks:) Happy that I was able to help you. All the best for you and your angel:) As for me, parents are still the best teacher and playmate. I was just worried for my child’s social skills as there’s no appropriate playmate for her in our neighborhood. We are also living far from our relatives.

      1. In my case dear I live in an Indian joint family…my daughter stays with her grandparents n Uncle & aunt…all our relatives stay nearby only. So all the more reason for not sending her so early to the playschool?

    2. Don’t let other people make your decision. My children (although they were autistic) would have benefited from a few more years at home, and they started at 5. Young children get tired easily and cannot understand sharing or other really until they are about 5. The one on one attention is likely to be the best option for development, so if that is an option for the parent I think it works. Mums’ groups can give the toddler exposure to other kids. Some attention to making the home suitably stimulating, access to art, music, new things and outings to places like zoos and museums can all kick start the learning process better than conventional playgroup, in my opinion. But only the parents know the individual child and can measure up the various methods. Sorry for talking too long but this is very important to me.

      1. Thank you for your insights. You are right. Moms can encourage socialization by exposing their toddlers to playing with others through play dates, organized activities such as mother-child or church groups. I am just considering sending my child to a playschool as it was the only option for me to help her develop her social skills and increase her vocabulary I think. She’s also a late talker, and I think our play dates at home and other activities are not enough to help her.

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