There are many actors wearing different hats in your child’s learning journey, all of us influence them in one way or the other. Whether it’s their parents, teachers, or neighbors, children have a tendency to pick up several habits.
I remember when I saw my son taking a hammer and trying to break a few of his playing blocks. When I asked him why he was doing that, he said he saw our neighbors chopping a few wooden blocks and he wanted to try it out. I was surprised to see how easily he picks up things and ideas.
When I was asking a few of my friends and colleagues about how I can find the best preschools or the best play schools I got many suggestions, the most common one among them was that the body language of the teachers matters a lot.
Thus began my pursuit to find the best preschool with teachers who have good body language. Among the many preschools I visited, I noticed that all of the QualityKG accredited preschools have teachers with remarkable body language. Not only do they engage children in various activities that develop them on several aspects but they also focus on how their words, sentences, gestures and intonations influence a child.
Here are a few things you need to see in a teacher’s body language.
Teachers should interact with every child on a personal level. One way to do this is to stand near the door while the students walk in the classroom. This enables them to walk in a calm manner rather than racing to enter the room.
Teachers should be able to address the students with a loud, clear yet gentle voice. A teacher who talks sheepishly would not be able to hold the interest of her pupils.
Children like to talk nineteen to the dozen. Whether it’s an individual activity or a group activity, they talk a lot. It’s important for the teacher to act interested and the teacher should ask them questions. I was elated to have chosen a QualityKG accredited preschool when I saw this incident – During a storytelling session my son was telling his teacher about a big dog he saw the other day, instead of telling him to focus on the story his teacher said – “Wow Jimmy, you saw a big dog? Did you ask the dog what his name was?” Not only did her answer made him glad but it also encouraged him to share more and to become more social, confident, and attentive.
Getting Down to their Level
I feel my son goes to one of the best preschools as they maintain QualityKG advanced Preschool accreditation standards. The teachers at his preschool interact with children at their level instead of employing a cookie-cutter approach. This helps a lot when they’re trying to correct a child’s mistake or when they’re helping them with a lesson or activity.
Teachers should never be impolite or discourteous to children. Respecting children teaches them to respect others. In Japan, many teachers bow down to their students to show respect. The students reciprocate this gesture of respect by bowing back. I have noticed that QualityKG accredited preschools train their teachers through various preschool development programs that focus on issues like mutual respect, patience and courteousness.
A teacher’s body language matters a lot especially when your child is in his early learning stage. With a QualityKG accredited preschool, you can be relaxed in knowing that your child has a teacher with great body language that captivates the pupils and helps them understand early learning concepts more favorably.