Children learn to play together, start to make relationships with other children and become friends. This is the age they talk more about their friends and who they like to play with.
If there is not one person there to help them the whole time, children learn to do things on their own or by themselves in a safe and supervised environment. This means they grow in independence which also helps for when they start school.
Learn through play
Young children learn through play as it encourages them to explore, be creative, use their imagination and show interest in new things. Any good pre-school will offer a whole range of activities throughout the day for children to choose and get involved in. This includes messy play, outside play, quiet time with books, arts and craft, role play, creative play … the list goes on.
Build and develop relationships
Children at pre-school not only build relationships with other children but also other adults. Once at school children need to accept teachers as authority figures and recognise that their reactions to teachers are different to how they interact with their parents. Pre-school gives a good base for building these kinds of relationships and understanding the differences.