There is need for additional research on educational practices and curriculum that serves the preschoolers. There is need to test the efficacy and the effectiveness of the curricula offered to the preschoolers (Dickinson, 2011).
Effective strategies are required to improve on the children’s language and literature proficiency irrespective of the curriculum used. This can be achieved through identifying the key teaching and facilitating methods on how to do it.
It has been evidenced that bilingual preschoolers attain similar English abilities when they attend English engrossment and that the children always loose the home language if it is not supported in their schools. This then results to children, who speak two languages in their early life being at a risk of not being bilingual. This again limits the children from enjoying the advantages and the many benefits of bilingualism. This has been supported by the fact that Spanish supports psychological welfare and aids people to bond with their communities (Krashen, 1997).
Bilingualism enhances many knowledge skills. These skills range from increased consciousness of semantic relationships and improved phonological sentience, grammatical rules and structures and more proficiency in academics and improved well being. The transition programs focus on helping the children settle in the school environment before starting the curriculum. This enables the students to familiarize with the environment, the teachers, activities and their peers (Giallo, 2010). When the students take part in these, they have been said to have a greater self confidence, fewer difficulties in their behaviors and improved social skills and academic proficiency and accomplishment (Belsky & MacKinnon, 1994).
Up to this point, we can say that the transition programs and the school achievement of bilingual children have a profound relationship. This relationship is bound by the ...Show more