When it is the first day of school for the children, the same butterflies are there in the parent’s stomach too. They too are feeling the same anxiety and pressure alike the kids. There is a huge difference between school and preschool.
For the children to get perfectly adjusted in the atmosphere, apart from the teachers parents too have to make a lot of effort. If you are a parent and soon your child is going to enter the preschool then you must be worried how the things will go right. Well, you need not to worry, all you are required to do is be patient.
Today in my blog, I am going to tell you about the tips that can help your child to get adjusted in preschool very well. I am sure that by the end of this blog, you are definitely going to get the perfect solution to end up your worries at a positive note. Follow the points and you are going to get something very important.
Prepare Yourself First: More than your child, you need to prepare yourself for his journey. Children can pick up on nonverbal clues, and will sense your anxiety or uncertainness about the classroom, teacher or decision to leave him at school. Portray a sense of calm and confidence. Definitely it is one of the best decisions of yours. Preschool is a wonderful place for your child to learn and grow. You cannot provide the same environment to your kid at home, so it is better to prepare your child for the same.
Create a Routine: Children would love to follow routine. As they are in that phase of life, where they would grasp the things quicker and follow them for lifetime. It is required that you should tell them to stick to their routine.. They need to know what to expect and what is expected of them. Create a consistent morning ritual – having breakfast together, packing his lunch, preparing for school, happily departing home and saying hello to the new teacher before saying goodbye to each other.
Make Easy Departure: Definitely the first few days are going to be tough. You are required to control the anxiety of your child and make him prompt for the departure to school. Give a loving hug or kiss, assure your child that he’ll have a wonderful time at school and that you will return shorty. and promptly leave. This behaviour of yours will make your child to understand that how your behaviour is going to work for him. Sticking around to comfort your child only prolongs the goodbye, making it tougher on everyone involved.
Don’t Sneak Out: Leaving without saying goodbye with hope of avoiding a tearful farewell or a full-on meltdown, only makes the separation worse. First of all, you are supposed to control your emotions if you want that your child will remain positive and calm during the classes. You don’t want your child to feel abandoned or tricked. You also want them to know what to expect, including a loving goodbye. Make them understand the value of going to school and this will boost up their moral.
Send Along A Little Love: Some experts recommend giving a child a transitional object to take to school for comfort. From the photo of family to their favourite stuff animal, it can be anything that would make them happy and cheerful during the school time. You also have to assure that the items that you are sending with them is pretty much allowed in school premises.. Some teachers have a policy of leaving the item in a cubicle or school bag and allowing your child to visit it when needed.
Involve Teacher: Teachers at playschool very well understand your concern. If you are noticing something that your child is not able to adjust in the new atmosphere then do take the concern of teacher. Talk with your child’s teacher about his reluctance about going to school or his anxiety to leave you. If she knows how your child feels, she’ll be ready to help you with the separation and provide extra comfort. As teachers know this well how they have to handle the situation like this, this is definitely going to help you out by the end. They will handle the situation in best possible manner.
Keep an Eye to Their Activity: Well, simply you cannot leave everything to the teacher. You being a parent, have to keep a close watch in their activity. Help them to read and understand. Ask them about the routine and what they have learned in the school. Also ask them if they are facing any sort of problem there. Ask them what they like and what they don’t like about their school. You are always supposed to be there by the side of your child to make them understand whatever is happening is happening for their good.
It’s reassuring to remember that starting school and being away from a parent is often a tough transition for preschoolers and their parents. Kids do have different tendency to adjust with the new environment. Some will adjust quickly whereas some need a lot of time to get adjusted well. You have to understand and cope up with the situation in this manner.
I would recommend you to send your child to a preschool which is full of learning atmosphere. There are schools that teach children right from brushing to eating their food right. A preschool with all the facilities for children will assure their faster growth. Don’t hesitate to ask the teacher if there is any problem.
You should consult the preschool teacher time to time to assure that your child is learning good there. Being a parent, no matter how busy you are, you should spare some adequate time to watch your kid’s behaviour and learning. Make sure you give them at least two hours a day.