Many studies have shown the importance of preschool in getting a child ready for school. They will undoubtably encounter computers at a much earlier age when they start elementary school. However, at the preschool age, much of their valuable learning is centered around play and socialization with peers. The type of learning that can be gained through imaginative play and peer interactions cannot be duplicated on a computer. At Big Flats Preschool, our days are filled with an ever changing array of toys, endless art supplies, guided activities, silly stories, singing, dancing, laughing, playing and a healthy dose of imagination. When the children are here, they can be children. They can get messy, they they can jump up and down, they can play dress up, they can build a fort, they can learn and explore, they can make new friends and play!
Computers are wonderful and useful for a multitude of things. They definitely have their place in the older children's classroom. However, they cannot and should not replace good, old-fashioned play. That's what you will find every day here at preschool....learning though play. With that, it's always a good day!