FIRST FEW DAYS IN SCHOOL | HELPING YOUR KID TO ADJUST
As early as 3 years old, toddlers are starting to go to school. Children complain about waking up early, bathing early, and going to school. Oftentimes, some kids would cry loudly before separating from their parents, while other children would easily smile to their parents and wave goodbye.
The children are not familiar to one another if they gather in front of the teacher. As a parent, we like them to make new friends and to adjust him/her in school. However, we do not know how to help our child/children adjust/s in the school. Here are some tips that can help your child to adjust to school.
One of the things that you can do for the toddlers to adjust is to talk your child about the school before the actual school starts. Also, guide your child activities that take place in class like scribbling with paper and crayon.
Another thing that you can do is if you are allowed to go to the classroom before the school starts, you can accompany your child to go to the classroom to avoid anxiety when they school starts. Another is it is an opportunity to practice at home the routines and common activities in school. When the school starts, let your child/children interact with other students.
In relation to going to school early, you can accompany your child and ask him/her on what he/she sees. In that way, your child can be comfortable with the new environment.
When the school starts, wake up your child early to avoid the rush and to avoid stress. At least, you can have time to tour your child in his/her school.
When the school starts, reintroduce the teacher to your child, then allow the teacher to form a new relationship with your child. This is a gesture wherein the child will be comfortable and safe in teacher’s care.
Another scenario is when the child does not want to participate in class, don’t get upset because it will upset the child. Say a goodbye to your child, but when you say goodbye, leave immediately.
If your child has older sister or brother, ask them to share their experience with their younger sibling about their experience in pre-school.
Buy your child new things because there is a feeling that our child feels when he/she has new things. Don’t we all experience the feeling of excitement when we have new things?
When the school time ends, try to be early or right time because the child will be comfortable in school. At least, he/she knows that you support him/her in his/her activities.
While you are on your way home, ask your child to how his/her day is.
If your child has a negative comment about his/her first week, give him/her an assurance that everything will be okay.
As a parent, we all want our child/children to enjoy school. At least, with this tips, you can help your child/children to be comfortable and to adjust his/her new environment. Later on, he/she will love schooling. Just be patient.