Kindergarten is the first step to independence, the first team, first friends, and someone’s first love. This is a very exciting stage in all senses. Some children do not wait for new impressions, acquaintances and entertainment, others on the contrary – do not want to part with their parents and the usual course of life. In any case, it is not so easy for both to go through this stage. It seems that the days are getting longer, we have to get used to the new strict routine and be away from parents for a long time – a total stress. Today we will tell you how the child can cope with this stress.
The key moments in preparation:
👦🏻Ребёнок should have an idea of what he’s going through.
👦🏻 Prep for gre should be started in advance.
👦🏻 You need to let your child know that daycare is not a prison, babysitters and carers are not supervisors.
So, how do you help your child with adaptation?
Here are some tips:
- Encourage the child to communicate with his peers.
In the playground, in a section, or in a circle, let the child communicate freely with other children. Being able to work in a group is very important to develop communication skills. Encourage him or her to participate in general games and holiday competitions. If the child is embarrassed, try to organize similar games at home and show by example that it is not scary to communicate. Play more with it, learn to share toys and work in a team.
- Little by little teach the child to follow instructions.
Invite him to do something together. Like cooking. Try to make the process as creative as possible, come up with a story (a special agent on a mission, a scientist in the laboratory or a host of a cooking show), accompany all your actions with comments so that the child understands the sequence and meaning of the actions. Gradually involve him or her in other domestic activities as well.
- the child’s daily routine must be monitored so that he wakes up and goes to bed on time.
This will make it easier for him or her to get up in the morning and the wake-up and collection process will be less energy-consuming and time-consuming. If an afternoon nap has not been practiced before, it is time to try and introduce it. After all, a quiet hour is useful not only for children, but also for their parents.
- Make sure you ask him how he feels right now.
Is he scared or interested? Find out what he knows about kindergarten at all. Share your best memories of that time, tell a funny story from kindergarten routine. It wouldn’t be superfluous to tell you what this institution is for at all. Explain that you are giving it to kindergarten out of necessity, that it will make friends and learn new things there, and it does not mean that the parents loved it.
- Continuing the theme of communication and socialization, psychologists note that children are often afraid to turn to adults for help.
More often than not, it is unreasonable. You need to explain to him that the kindergarten will be attended by the same children as he himself. They too may not know or understand something, and the child can calmly ask the tutor to explain something that he or she does not understand. He will always be helped and no one will laugh at him. You can even practice it at home. In this way, the child will no longer be afraid to talk to the adults and will gain confidence after receiving several detailed answers and help.
- Read with the child.
Yes, there are a lot of active games in kindergarten, but also study is a very important part of the development process. Evenings together in the company of books will help to develop attentiveness and the ability to listen. It is important to choose the right book. You can start, for example, with picture books or wimmelbuh. Even k8-20 minutes of reading before bedtime at night will help to develop literacy, memory and speech skills. The main thing is to let your child fantasize. Let him or her, guided by illustrations, come up with and tell his or her own story. This will help to practice the meaning chains – which will surely come in handy in the future.
Prep for gre develop a sense of self-confidence in the child.
There’s no need to overreact, of course. But for everything he’s done with his hands (except for pranks), definitely don’t berate. It is quite possible to advise him how to improve the drawing or handicraft, but certainly do not need to remake them yourself or laugh. Self-confidence is laid down at a very early age and in order to save the child from many problems in the future, it is necessary to be able to place accents correctly, noting not only shortcomings, but also successes, even if they are not so visible.
- Expand all his fears.
This point stems from the previous one. If a child is afraid that he can’t do it, that everyone will laugh at him, convince him that it’s not so. The easiest way to do this is to remind him how many things he already knows and how many more things he will learn. In no way should you lose sight of his achievements, even if they are very small. If he dresses up or wakes up, that’s a success! Remember that his opinion of himself is formed by the way his parents assess him.