Preparing children for school
Most of the children will not be ready to go for school, but you still have a positive effect on their education and prepare them for school. To make him prepare for school you have to use few strategies, here you can ensure that your child is equipped to begin her or his academic career. Every child is hesitant to go somewhere new and see people they never met before.
Here are some helpful ways to prepare your child for her first day of school.
• Prepare him mentally: Start talking to your children about school at least for one week before and tell them where they will be going, what they will be doing. Talk openly about school and tell them stories about your most enjoyable moments at school.
• Discuss about school : They will be making new friends, teachers will be there and there will be rules to follow - like getting to school on time, having lunch on time.
• Explore Your Options : Once you decided join your child in a school, visit several local schools with your child. Talk to teachers, students, and parents about how they like the program, if it’s been successful in preparing their students, and whether they would recommend it to others.
• Be a Role Model : Model your own ongoing learning—read regularly, talk to your child about what you’re learning on the job, and consider taking a community education class to show that learning is a lifelong activity.
• Create the comfort : When you arrive at the school, take your child in, show them where to put their belongings and introduce them to the teacher.
• Stay Involved : Parent involvement in school is important, even in preschool. Talk to your child’s teacher regularly about his educational and social development. Many schools offer developmental assessments, which can also provide insights on your child’s development.
• Build the Confidence : Reassure your child that if any problems arise at school, you will be there to help resolve them.
• Don’t let him alone : Arrange for your child to walk to school or ride together on the bus with another kid in the neighborhood.
• Let them socialize : Make play dates with your children’s classmates or find out if your local library or community center offers free events for young children. Spending time with other children will help your child’s social and emotional development and prepare her for the school environment, and spending time with other parents will prepare you for being involved in your child’s school and education.
• Spend time with him : When he comes back from the school ask your child about his first day school experience, his feelings -- both the excitement and the concerns.