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Why You Should Sign Up for Parent/Child Class With Your Baby

Silver Spring MD

Parents bonding with their child is essential at the early stage of child development. In our present-day world, where we tend to be so busy, the bond between parents and children seems to be neglected as children start school at an early age, where their bonding with an adult is transferred to the teacher.
Aside from being busy, kids are registered in school at an early age to start learning, which may steal time away from their parents. To encourage parent/child bonding, we offer parent/child classes to allow parents and their children to bond as the child is introduced to social environments.
The parent/child concept is not a new thing, and it involves the parent spending time with their children and teachers. It is important to create this connection between the parents, child, and teachers for developing a relationship that will improve the child.
Here are some of the reasons you should consider signing up for a parent/child class with your Baby.
  • Help the child feel comfortable with others
The child grows to trust the parents at that early stage and may feel uncomfortable with other people when left alone for a long time. However, with the parent/child class, the parents with their presence in the classroom will allow the child to be around other people while still in the presence of the comforting parent.
Since the child is comfortable in the environment with their parents around, they will feel comfortable playing with others. This builds social communication skills at an early age since some kids grow up with the inability to engage other people which affects their adult life.
  •  Engaging with their environment
Children are curious, but they are very cautious when they are in an unfamiliar environment. The presence of the parents in these environments will encourage the children to get in touch with their environment. Children will be happy playing with things they find in the environment as they learn and develop in the process.
Usually, a parent/child class is a fun and save environment, for there are usually preps and toys to keep the children engaged. With confidence in the presence of parents, they tend to explore all the preps in their environment and learn fast.
The classes can be held in a playground or in this case in the gym, where we have some items that might interest the kids.
  • Creating an endearing parent/child relationship
The involvement of both parents is important in the growth of the child and which will build a good relationship between parent and child. In the classroom, the parent will help the child to play with their toys as they give out direction and instruction to the kids. Everyone will participate in some fun and friendly activities which will create a happy interactive environment.
With these activities, the child is bonding together with the parents. They feel happy and eager to go out each day to the parent/child class.
  • Build trust between teachers and child
The teachers participate in activities with the parents and child in these parent/child classes. The connection does not end with the parents and child but also with the teachers. As the parents follow the instructions of the teachers and interact with these teachers, the kids follow likewise.
The kids get to feel comfortable with the teachers, as they bond with them, which is a good transition as they prepare to start daycare or other form of childcare. The transition to bonding with the teacher is one of the primary purposes of the parent/child class.
  • Observing child social behavior 
The class allows the parents to observe the behavior of the child, especially around other people. They can be able to understand their kids, talk to them, and explain things to them that will help them develop.
In this classroom, everyone, including the parents, child, and teachers gets involved, so it is impactful to all parties involved.
  • Building trust and understanding
In the process of the class activities, the parents and teachers get to build trust and understanding, which will help in a child's development. The parents and the teacher get to participate together in teaching the child with a common ground of understanding.
Register your Baby in a parent/child class today and grow a bonding relationship with your child as they grow up. It will also help you to understand and be part of the development of your child, which is vital at this early age.
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