By fostering independence in kindergarten, you are setting your student up for success for years to come. Independent learners don’t depend on others or any external sources to get them moving. They do it on their own. While kindergartners are going to start off small in this department, they will quickly learn how to stay on their path.
Children who have taken part in independent learning tend to be more motivated and confident and perform better academically. Children can also learn how to recognize their own limitations and how to manage them. These are all life-long skills that they can use as they get into college and the workforce. Employers love independent workers who can get the job done with minimal supervision.
By giving your student the proper tools, encouragement, and space to grow, fail, and solve their own problems, you are encouraging them to become independent learners. The independent learners of today become the self-motivated workers of tomorrow. So, what better time to encourage independent learning than now?