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Preparing Your Child for Preschool or Nursery

Preparing Your Child for Preschool or Nursery

Preparing child for preschool or nursery can be a nerve wracking as well as fun experience for parents. Find how you can make this activity of preparing child for preschool or nursery a fun activity. Follow these tips and make it easier for your child to adjust with an ease in his new preschool or nursery.

Every ‘firsts’ that you have with your child is sure to be a nervous and exciting one. So the first day of your child’s preschool or nursery calls for some extra preparations. It’s the time when your child will begin to learn something new in a new environment and emotions are sure to be on a high. The child will experience natural fears due to the unfamiliar place and as parents it’s your duty to ease out the fears and worries. Here are few tips that can smoothen out this vital transition phase and helps your child to have a delightful childhood in his first formal learning environment.

Teach the Basics

The time that the child has continuously spent with you after birth has helped him/her to learn some simple manners and actions. As you prepare your child, take note that a refresher course is just necessary as it is to help him learn a few things more. So some of the basics that you can now help him learn are –

  • Taking turns in a group
  • Developing the habit of listening to talk as well as instructions
  • Showing patience while interacting with the teacher

It has been observed that by the time the child is brought into a preschool or a nursery, he is adept with these skills but as parents you can always make your child practice through role-playing or situational process.

Obtain Help from the Library

The library can offer you study materials and guideline sets on how you can prepare your child for preschool or nursery. These are reliable works of research by doctors and psycho analysts as well as accounts of teachers and parents.

You can learn by going through the cases and stories of others experiences and the fictional accounts that are written form a toddler&rsquos;s point of view can help you to realize that this initial fear regarding the preschool or nursery is not unique with your child but a common phenomenon. You can get ideas from these materials on how to further develop the basic skills and help your child consider this as an enjoyable learning phase.

Pretend and Build a Preschool or Nursery Environment

The environment that you provide to the child helps him to learn the proper way to interact in it. A real situation is always a better learning tool than sets of drab instructions. Children love to imitate and act out. So as they witness you behaving in a particular manner as you set up a preschool or nursery atmosphere, they can easily understand how they are expected to behave.

Set up small tables and chairs and bring in friends, they can even be unreal ones like your kids teddy or doll. Chart out routines that include the activities that your child is likely to follow in the preschool or nursery. Set up a reading time, drawing time, story telling time, snack time, fun time and rest time.

Make a Practice Session

Once you have zeroed in on a preschool or nursery and decided to admit your child on the same, pay a visit to the school with your child a couple of weeks ahead of actual admission. Help him to observe what the preschool or nursery is all about and the activities that take place there.

Meeting the teacher will remove the unfamiliarity factor and you can readily prepare your child in understanding what he will expect in there. This is known as a practice run or an acquaintance session that can immensely help the child to adjust to the change in environment and the routines.

Listen to what your Child has to Say.

Allow him to express his fears and worries and work on explaining patiently on how the preschool or nursery is going to be fun. Ensure a shield of comfort and assurance of your presence whenever your child needs you.

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ram.7 years ago
we joined our baby in nursery he was 2 yrs 7 months old but he cant able to speak properly a sentence we r so confused that will he pick up on his own or else we took a wrong decision by joining in nursery plese give me reply soon shall we continue in nursery or stop him sending to school
heena.8 years ago
thanx for the article...!
y.8 years ago
preschools are vey helpful...
Littlemillennium.9 years ago
What Are the Benefits of Preschool for Parent and Child?
Children aged three and above need to be carefully taught in order to enhance their mental skills, which will later help them when they join school. This is the reason why pre-school programs are gradually growing as an essential part of a child's education. Montessori schools have trained professionals who know how to tap into a child's mentality and bring out the best in him/her. If you ever wondered about the benefits of a preschool program, here are some essential reasons to help you decide.

One of the best benefits of preschool is that they get to be with a teacher, and are introduced to a classroom setting, where the teacher is the authority figure, and they have to share with classmates, etc. It is important that your child is able to recognize that teachers are in charge, and get used to listening to them, and obeying their rules.
Another great benefit is to provide them with opportunity for group time where they have to share attention, the spot light, toys, etc. It gives them a chance to learn how to interact with others when they have to share attention. It is a great opportunity for a kid to get used to the classroom dynamic, and their place in it. If not, your child may expect more one on one time, spotlight time, and attention then they are going to get, and it could lead to some real tantrums, etc.
Another benefit of preschool is that the activity time, allows your child to work on problem solving skills, exercise their creativity, and learn to use their imagination. These skills will all come into play when they start kindergarten, and will be important foundations for other learning. When they are in a preschool setting, they have structured activities that are organized, but that are also open for play and pretend, and creativity. This is great for stimulating the mind and helping kids get in the learning mode.
Another great part of preschool is that it is less formal, it allows kids to have snack time, and other time that means they can learn things like manners, healthy interaction together, and what not. It is a great place for kids to work out their differences because it is a neutral territory, without anyone owning the toys, or having some sort of priority or seniority.
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