Is your child ready for preschool? According to a recent study from the University of Huddersfield you can test your child’s preschool readiness buy conducting the banana test right in your own home.
They have proven that the way a child eats a banana is linked to their ability to focus, interact and communicate with their peers and teachers. You can discover a lot about a child’s personality just by monitoring how they eat.
For example, if your child slowly peels of the skin that shows he’s very patient and considerate, careful not to damage the fruit.
If he or she takes time to appreciate the fruit imagine how considerate he will be with his friends at school.
If your child expresses joy during the banana unveiling then, according the study, that child will enjoy discovering new things, which will make learning that much easier in preschool.
Just sit back and watch how your child reacts…
Now this banana study revealed that the best way to ensure your child is ready for preschool is to see how he/she reacts once the skin is peeled away. Do they grab it and chomp down right away, do they savor it or are they disappointed once the skin is removed.
According to Huddersfield research if your child hesitates, even for just a moment then that clearly means he can appreciate a job well down and will turn to you or the teacher expecting some type of reward or the go ahead to proceed with the eating of banana. Now if you child doesn’t like bananas then he or she isn’t ready for preschool or perhaps you just need to try a different fruit.
Pay attention to how quickly he eats the banana will also show his level of patience, if he devours the banana in mere seconds, well that means he may not be able to handle the concentration needed for preschool and often times will need to take breaks during reading time.
Finally if he bites in the banana and holds it in his mouth long enough for you take one last picture than that means he’s not only ready for preschool it means that he’s also beginning to accept his mother’s obsessive nature to capture every moment she can with her camera.
Yes of course there is no Banana study at Huddersfield but I certainly had fun conducting my own research.
P.S. Sorry if I completely bored or confused you with this random story, I just needed to find a clever way to slam you with a bunch of pictures.