Kindergarten is a kindergarten for children from three to seven years old. These institutions were created to help working parents, as well as to introduce children to society and prepare for school. In this regard, there are many myths that many parents worry about for their children. Let's try to figure out where the truth is and where the myth is.
Nowadays, there is no need to use the services of kindergartens, because now everyone can hire a nanny for a child. This is far from the case. Very few people can afford such a "luxury" as a nanny for a baby, since this pleasure is not cheap. In addition, in kindergarten a child learns to be friends with other children, because at this "kindergarten" age it is much easier to adapt to the environment than during school years.
Nobody looks after the child in kindergarten, there he can be hungry, catch a cold, he can be beaten by other children and even the teachers themselves! These assumptions are dictated to parents by their inner fear for their child, as they are used to controlling every step of the child. In kindergarten, the kid must do everything himself, thus he learns to be independent, including not giving himself up. But this does not mean that the children are left to their own devices, as a rule, educators are obliged to make sure that nothing happens to the children.
Parents can take care of their baby's development themselves. No one argues that it is not forbidden for parents to teach a child to read, write, draw, etc., fortunately, now there is plenty of literature for this. However, if the parents are not specialists in the field of upbringing and development of the child, then they still will not be able to properly explain everything to the child. And with what (with whom) should the baby compare his achievements if he does not see and does not communicate with other children? The consequence of this may be the kid's unwillingness to learn anything, he will lose interest and aversion to study will appear.
Children develop better in kindergarten than at home. This is debatable because many factors play a role. All kindergartens are different, and therefore somewhere children are engaged, as they say, "from and to", and somewhere a kindergarten is just a place where children wait for their parents when they come home from work. And there are paid kindergartens, here children really study from morning to night, however, the services of such kindergartens can cost many parents "a pretty penny." As a result, parents sometimes do not take their children to kindergarten, preferring home education. But here, too, there is a minus, if at home the baby is dealt with from time to time, it is unlikely that this will become a good foundation for learning at school. Therefore, you need to look for the "golden mean".
It is very difficult to get into a kindergarten now without pull. Controversial statement. In each kindergarten there is a queue for enrolling children in the corresponding group. This is to ensure that the gardens are not "overwhelmed" with children. The sooner the parents put the baby on the queue, the more chances they have to put their child there.
Going to kindergarten, the child will often get sick. This is partly true, but only partly. The kid needs time to acclimatize, get used to his new environment. And for all this very acclimatization manifests itself in different ways, someone is constantly capricious, someone catches a cold, and someone, on the contrary, goes through all this without much trouble.
Going to kindergarten, the kid will get sick with all the "childhood" diseases. The child will endure all the "childhood" illnesses in any case, just in kindergarten it will happen earlier. By the way, these diseases are more easily tolerated in childhood than in adulthood.
The child should be sent to kindergarten at 2.5-3 years old. Yes, this is the best age for a baby, when he can already eat, dress, etc. on his own. At a later age, it will be very difficult to send the child to kindergarten, since at this age period he will already understand what is what, and therefore will never want to visit this institution.
In kindergarten, a child will not be taught good! If a child, having come from the kindergarten, suddenly uttered an obscene expression, this does not mean that he heard it there. However, one should not forget that in our world, the bad always goes along with the good, and therefore, sooner or later, the child will face the "bad" side of life, and this is normal. Thus, the child learns the world. The most important thing is that this "bad" does not settle for a long time in the baby's head, for this you just need not to focus, for example, on the fact that he swears, and try to do good in front of the baby's eyes.
"Free" kindergartens are actually constantly raising money "for the needs of the kindergarten." It is not a secret for anyone that state funding "will not go far", and therefore kindergartens, in order to provide normal conditions for children, are forced to take from their parents "for needs." As a rule, all the money goes to buy toys, educational materials, food for babies. In addition, kindergartens must report to their parents where exactly and what the contributions went to.