your child for the first
If your child is to get enrolled in school in 2001, here are tips to prepare the little one for the first interview.
Your child will be judged according to his speech, perception of the world, and basic skills of reading and writing. So, do not take tension. Or the child will get the vibes. Your worries will travel to him or her. Remember it is the first and not the last interview. Consider for a moment that your child does not get selected. It does not necessarily mean that your child is dumb. It is just that he or she is unable to present oneself coherently.
Make your child
alert to the environment around him. Do not dismiss his queries as sweet-nothings.
Give satisfactory answers to his questions. This will make him respond
to others' queries and investigations.
Develop social etiquettes
greeting visitors, shaking hands with new acquaintances, saying hello to
neighbors, wishing a New Year to a loved one, will help the child to not
only do well in the interview. But these will be lifetime gifts.
Inculcate cleanliness as a value
Teach cleanliness as a matter of principle. Be strict with the child when it comes to maintenance of hygiene. Teach the child to clean hands before and after every meal. Do not allow him or her to fancy long nails. Stop him from spitting in public places. Not that these habits will be directly tested in the interview. But they are bound to reflect in his interview. For instance, if he throws the wrapper of a chocolate in the room, it will be obvious that he is not in the habit of throwing litter in the bin.
There are some
basic concepts which need to be made clear to the child. Like the child's
name, parents' name and name of the sibling. He or she should know where
the parents work. The child must be able to tell why he or she wants to
go to school. The child must be able to name colors, fruits, vegetables,
birds and animals. Knowledge of alphabets is welcome. He or she should
be able to identify few vehicles. Simple nursery rhymes should be memorized.
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