Printable/ditto’s is a tool used widely in public schools. Over the years much pressure has been put on preschools to help support kindergarten readiness. With this pressure, many teachers have resorted to printable to help develop skills such as fine motor development, name writing, and letter recognition just to name a few. Even though printable is a tool that preschoolers should be exposed to, a parent/teacher should be very careful about the amount of time a child is sitting completing such as a sheet.
When a child is required to use printable/ditto’s their creative mind and expression slowly diminishes. When children are given an opportunity to complete a task from scratch they are more prone to learn and develop skills at a much faster pace. Children also develop additional skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and self-esteem when encouraged to complete work using their own imagination and previous memory.
Please note that even though children are better off working using their own creative minds children do need exposure to printable / ditto’s. This exposure is important because when preschoolers transition to kindergarten printable will be much of what they will work from, so offering the exposure will help build the child’s comfortability with the tool. However, it is still important not to overindulge with tools such as this.
Teachers/parents should be aware that all of the skills needed for kindergarten readiness can be developed without the utilization of printable/ditto’s. This is why www.kidzexec.com was created to show teachers/parents different ways a child can learn. Through independent activities, a parent /teacher can educate their child with tools that are found right in their home and within their community.
The economy is hard and money is tight but that do not have to stop the process of educating a child the right way.