At the present moment, online preschool classes are very popular worldwide. The EdTech market for preschoolers is developing rapidly all over the world. Lomus Capital Group promises that by 2027, this educational sector will have the fastest average annual growth of up to 20%.
Online classes can be held one-on-one or in groups, but there are some virtual preschools like KIDDIO, for example, that combine the effects of an individual approach and the benefits of group dynamics due to small groups of 2-6 learners. Here’s the list of useful group-related aspects of online preschool classes to look through:
- Studying in a group is fun! It may be difficult to keep learners from 3 to 6 years old interested all the time but good emotions and behaviors are really contagious. If a teacher makes one of the little students laugh or show enthusiasm, it will inspire the rest of the group and highly likely they will start to feel and do the same.
- Socialization, competition and mutual support opportunities. Online preschool classes in groups tend to have a positive effect on the feeling of fellowship and social skills development. Children stop being shy, get less anxious, learn to participate in group work and communicate with people of different ages
- More practice! The child repeats not only after the teacher, but also after their classmates. For example, when helping to master speaking skills, a teacher listens to every student in a row and corrects pronunciation errors not for each learner solely, but for the whole group at once.
- Faster adaptation to the modern educational system. Taking online group preschool classes along with offline learning, a child learns to find a common language with new people in different conditions, becomes less dependent on their parents faster, and, what’s even more important, gets introduced to hybrid learning early.
The ability to function positively in any group situations, including school environment, depends on the social-emotional and adaptive skills. Due to group online preschool classes, a child will perceive common life milestones like entering conventional school in a more healthy way – less stress, more success!