The primary factor when raising a child successfully is independence. Teaching your child this lesson is crucial and, therefore, parents must stay firm in this decision.
When your Child is Going to Preschool
The most priority factor of development for a successful transition to Nursery is “independence”. And, when your child feels quite comfortable of being away from home or primary caregivers, then, you will have a very easy time when he starts to school. Here are some tips that may help you, if your child going to preschool or entering kindergarten.
Your Child’s Readiness
How to know your child’s readiness? You can easily indicate them by observing their ability to talk. Whether, can they express the need to go to the toilet or to have a drink of water? Most of the children who are able to express themselves and are toilet trained by the time they enter Nursery tend to settle in quickly and enjoy their new environments.
However, for the first few weeks, it is quite normal for children to cry when being dropped off at school. They could cling desperately to their parents but, should be happily engaged in class after about ten minutes.
Be Positive and Stay Firm
Mostly, children will experience a honeymoon period where they are really happy for one or two weeks and then refuse to go back! It is not unusual and does not necessarily mean anything negative has happened.
Always remember, the most important thing for the parents is that to ensure this transition easier is to be “positive”. And, before you send your children to school independently, think long and hard about whether they are ready.
When you have made the decision and will benefit by being independent in a social setting, do not waver. Your child will pick up from your cues. If you are feeling ensure and wobbly about this move, your will cry “longer” and “harder”. However, if you are positive and stay firm in your decision that going to nursery is a great idea, your child will be reassured by your confidence and settle in more quickly.
You need to speak frequently to your class teacher during this period. The better the teacher understands your child, the better he or she will be able to support them as they become comfortable and confident in their new school.
When your Child is Entering Kindergarten
When your child is moving up to kindergarten within the same school and with the same class, the transition is generally smooth. However, there are two subtle changes to be aware of.
The most important is your children’s development. Usually, the average aged of children in kindergarten was about five years old. It is quite common for children at this age to begin to show a strong preference for certain playmates. This could make your child feel rejected or left of.
During the kindergarten years, your child will begin to move from pre – literacy activities to writing and reading. This is another change that we would see is in the curriculum.
Sometimes, you could find a lot of talk about who my friend is, and who is not! It is important to talk to your child about people’s feelings and to make it clear that even if they do not want to play with someone, they should not hurt their feelings. At the same time, we must understand that, this is normal and respect our child’s preferences and friendship.
Teaching children is so worth the effort. Parents should act positively and stay firm in their decision, that going to nursery is a great idea and you have made the right choice. As a child grows older, you need to be more patience on your child’s character. The various characters that you’ve found are the usual phenomenon during the process of your child grows.
These are some advices that could help you, when your child going to preschool or nursery.
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