A large part of why parents choose to send their children to school is for the social education and skills they gain when they attend. Being around and interacting with other children of their age and learning to follow classroom rules are an important part of a child’s upbringing and education.
For those who are only children or whose siblings are much older or younger, this can be a completely new venture. Often, this begins at playtimes. There is a short fifteen-minute break in the morning and a longer break of around an hour for lunchtime where the children can play. For infants, there is an added afternoon break, as their attention span is shorter and they require more downtime than the junior children.