Social development and learning to communicate are true skills that pre-kindergarten children will develop in a social environment.
Independent and directed learning is one way to discover, but sharing, taking turns and finding ones own voice…
that happens in an organic conversation is priceless.
Younger children benefit from parallel or associative play, where learning and operating is done more ‘side by side’.
Independent play, while necessary at a younger age is still an amazingly useful skill for children who are entering kindergarten. This child’s ability to focus in a social environment will help her succeed in school.