"Education is not preparation for life; it is life itself."

Every parent dreams of giving the very best to their child and securing a bright future for them. Especially when it comes to education, which sets the very foundation of life. And what better day than November 14th - Children's Day to spark greatness in your little one and ensure that they always stay one step ahead in life.

Understanding your child's mental development is an important part of parenting, especially during the first five years of a child's life.

The Harvard University Center on the Developing Child's report stresses that the first five years of a child's life are crucial for mental development, which begins at birth.

Here are some tips to help you understand your preschooler better as a parent -

Reading is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. Not only does it build critical skills and knowledge, but it also gives your child something productive to do. With smartphones, television shows, movies, and video games all competing for their attention, children often lose sight of the value of reading books. This is why it's so important as a parent to develop a love for reading in your kids from an early age.

Preschool is an exciting time for any kid. However, it can also be a bit overwhelming for your child and their family. When your child first arrives at preschool, they aren't used to the new sights, sounds, and activities; they may have lots of questions about their new environment. Some might get really nervous. That's why it's important you prepare your child for preschool by taking some time to understand their needs, habits, and personality.

Here are eight simple steps you can take to help make the transition from baby to grade-ready preschooler:

The use of educational toys can help children learn many different skills they will need in their life. Educational toys can help develop problem solving skills, teach about conflict resolution and how cause and effect work. It also teaches children about sharing, helps develop their fine and gross motor skills and nurtures their creativity and imagination.

Kangaroo Kids International Preschool is a premium preschool that has been around for the last 27years. Their curriculum developers create a curriculum based on neuroscience and energy science, which makes learning fun and engaging!

Young children are always learning and curious about their surroundings. They pick up from people around them, they learn from what they see on television, smart phones, books and games they are introduced to.