Most of the times it is found that children happen to cry in
preschool and this become a serious cause of worry for the teachers as well as
the parents. First of all, it is important to understand the reason behind this.
Kids cry when they feel uncomfortable and when they find themselves helpless.
It is important to make the kid feel comfortable in preschool as otherwise; he
will not be able to learn. After all he needs to enjoy the developmental
process that is going on there in order to derive any practical benefit from
Find out the Reason for
First it is necessary to understand that crying may not be
always resentment towards the school. Most of the times, this behavior stays
for a few days and after the child gets accustomed to the school, he rather
begins to like it and is eager to go to his preschool
Ways to Make your Kid
like his Preschool
Here are a few ways through which you can make your kid like
his preschool and even stop him from crying.
Make you Child
Acquainted with Preschool
This is a very primary activity that parents need to
undertake even before formally enrolling the kid in the preschool. Take the kid
for a casual visit to the preschool. It can be an occasional walk where you
pass by the preschool and point it out and talk about it. Try to make the
school building a part of her â€˜worldâ€™ so that she feels familiar when she is
enrolled in it.
Arrange Play Dates
Get in touch with the other parents who have also admitted
their kids in that preschool. Arrange for play dates by inviting a few of those
kids over. This way, the child will get used to the other members of the class
and not feel out of place in an unknown setting.
Help your Child
Getting Acquainted with Teachers
Similarly, get him to meet the teachers and introduce them
more as friends
so that the kid feels comfortable in their presence. The more the child gets
used to the teachers and the kids of the class, there will be lesser chances
for them to cry out of displeasure of discomfort.
Make Preschool a Fun
Make preschool a fun activity for the child. Take your child
along when you go to purchase his school bag or the lunch
box. Make him feel excited that something really great is slated to happen at
the preschool. Buy these things in his favourite colours or the shape of his favourite
Work on his expectations. Parents need to prepare the child
on what he is likely to expect at the preschool. Be patient as you allow the
kid to prepare himself and patiently answer all his doubts and queries. Once he
has all his questions answered, he will feel more confident and is likely not
to get upset in the preschool environment.
Talk About the Positives of Joining Preschool
If the kid feels apprehensive on how he is going to feel
outside home or leaving his parents, try to calm him down and say that he is
likely to make good friends with his classmates and teachers as well. Allow him
to perhaps take a token from home in his bag to preschool. This can be a small
toy or his favourite drawing or picture.
Finally, a great way to stop your kid from crying is to
treat her/him. Promise the kid a treat after s/he gets back from school. This
is to encourage the child to go to school and further the development of the
kid. One thing that parents need to remember here is that they should not go
overboard with the treats. The kid should never feel that they are bribed to do