During a preschool
interview, a child is tested on his comprehensive qualities which are still
in the developing stage and self-sufficiency along with confidence. Parents
need to remember that this is not an interview where your little one would be
questioned about space science or robots. So there is absolutely no need to
panic and instill fear in the child who is already apprehensive about an
imminent shift in the environment. As you prepare your child for the preschool
interview here are a set of common questions that you can expect your child to
be tested up on.
There are Five Basic
Segments on Which the Kid will be Tested:
1. Identification of shapes and colours
2. Identification of common birds and animals
3. Sketching, drawing or painting
4. Following instructions
The interview usually focuses on the educational activities
related to early childhood. This entails that they will be all related to
sensory experiences. The interview tests the manner in which the child is able
to explore the five senses of sight, touch, sound, smell and taste. Queries can
be placed to your child in plain conversational form or through theme
activities that requires the child to identify, compare and classify items as
they gradually explore the new world outside their parents.
This is How Preschool
Interview is Conducted
Here is how the preschool interview may be conducted.
Placing an Object
interviewer might place an interesting object like a painting, a toy or a
carving and allow the child to touch it. As he explores the different
textures, the manner of his observation is noticed.
test is therefore on his descriptive faculties and expressive vocabulary.
This is why parents are always advised to encourage the child to express
his thoughts and feelings in words while they prepare them for the
preschool interview. This way they will get more accustomed to express
themselves verbally and be comfortable about it.
Communication Skills are Tested
interview also tests the communication
skills of the child and the manner in which the child is able to
express his difficulties.
Observational Skill are Tested
questions directed at the child during the interview tests the
observational abilities along with the manner in which the child is able
to compare experiment and practice in expressing their thoughts. Through patience
and constant practice in a friendly way, the parents can effectively
prepare their child for the preschool interview.
The Preschool is the First
Step of your Child towards Independence.
amongst the common questions, you will find your child
asked in varied ways on how he would manage to separate from you.
would be tested on how easily he would become part of a group
manner in which he is able to play or conduct himself in a cooperative in
the company of other children
easily he can make friends
manner in which he behaves with strangers
mark of discipline in his regular activities
patience and how willing he is to listen
he messes up or in unwilling to follow general instructions
well he takes directions from the teacher.
whether your child has special needs.
The most important point is to not let the child feel that
this is going to be a very trying episode in his life; otherwise, the child
will automatically buckle under pressure. The secret to success is to ensure a
comfortable feel and allow the child to be his own self and the natural confidence
will come across easily.