What is the Best Age for Your Children to Start Maths?
At i-Maths, we’re passionate about developing every toddler’s math potential through our early math learning center. We welcome and help all children in the age group of 3 to 7 years into our summer math study program.Many parents that are thinking about enrolling their children in i-Maths generally tend to all have the same question ‘I don’t want to overload my toddler but I also don’t want to compromise in giving them the best possible head start… So, what’s the best age to enroll my children in i-Maths?’At i-Maths, we strongly believe that the earlier a child starts, the better it is for their academic future, particularly in math and the other STEM subjects. Our early learning program was designed specifically in accordance with how children learn maths and actively aims to foster creativity and lateral thinking abilities in young children, effectively making them fall in love with math from a young age.This is the main reason you’ll find i-Maths students to be as young as 3 to 4 years – sometimes even 2 years if they have older siblings that graduated from our program and their parents already witnessed the benefits of an early math education!Here are 3 reasons why we at i-Maths believe that an early start is important for your children:
Promotes Full Brain Development
Have you ever thought about the reason why children can learn and grasp things so much easier than adults? An example of this is languages, children can grasp languages remarkably fast, right?Research indicates that children’s brains develop in spurts called ‘critical periods’. The first occurs between the ages of 2 to 7 years when there is quick and permanent neural development. An example of this is that 2 years olds will have twice as many synapses as adults, allowing them to learn anything faster than at any point in their lives. Therefore, children’s learning experiences during this phase have a lasting effect on their mental development. But for this to occur, your children need mental stimulation to ensure that they can maintain these connections for the rest of their lives if you want to have a lasting effect on their logical thinking, reasoning, and analytical skills.
Nurturing a Love of Studying
Young children naturally want to discover more about the world in general and will throw themselves into any activity put before them with naive enthusiasm, taking great joy in exhibiting their newfound knowledge. So why not take advantage of your children’s youthful exuberance by enrolling them in an early math learning center? This will further enhance their curiosity as well as help them discover and understand new math concepts at a young age.
Preparing Your Children for School
Fun preschool activities can help your toddlers better prepare for more formal learning which they will experience once they enter school. An example of this can be simply writing numbers 1 to 100 which makes it just easier to learn to do sums for children. Encouraging toddlers to ‘have a go’, explore numbers, and think for themselves, helps them feel more confident and better prepared for those early first steps into school life.In fact, the effect of preschool education has been proven to boost academic performance right up until secondary school, so the sooner your children begin to learn, the earlier they start to develop skills to gain the greatest cumulative benefit.The i-Maths childhood education program helps toddlers experience the excitement of learning and understanding math concepts and skills, with i-Maths’ well-designed curriculum offering lots of exciting preschool activities for your children to introduce them to math concepts.It’s never too early to start nurturing your child’s curiosity to ensure that they will always love to learn. Contact your nearest i-Maths learning center and book a free trial to learn how i-Maths can help prepare your child for a lifetime of learning!