The first day of preschool can be a very daunting day for any child. Both kids and parents are equally anxious about the new environment people around. It can be tricky for teachers and staff to calm parents from their parental separation anxiety. None the less, the first day of preschool is an exciting day that is a part of lifelong memory. Therefore, it is important to make this transition from home to preschool easier for children. Here are a few helpful tips on handling this situation.
- Practice Going To Preschool
It is a great idea to take a few trial trips to the preschool to accustom your kids to this routine. This will familiarize your child with the surroundings and school area. After two or three trips, we suggest doing it during school hours a few times. This will prepare them for the trasition from home to school. You could also meet other kids and parents joing the same preschool for that session. If possible, arrange a play date before the term commences. Some preschools even organise orientation for all of the kids before the start of the year. This is a great way to get your kids to interact and will help them feel more comfortable on their first day
2. Separation Techniques
Being separated from parents is one of the biggest issues for children starting preschool. Here are a few simple techniques to practice and deal with this situation. Play simple separation games like hide and seek, start using babysitters from time to time and even try a drop in daycare occasionally to prepare them for spending time with new people.
3. Focus on the positive.
Don’t give your child any negative impressions about preschools. Think about things that your child likes such as arts and craft and tell them about fun things that they will do at preschool. Providing a positive healthy image of preschool in a child’s mind will make the process a lot easier
These are just a few suggestions on the best ways to overcome the fear of preschool from children. UC Kindies International Preschool provides child friendly infrastructure including an abundance of stimulating toys and learning tools, both indoors and outdoors to make your kids comfortable. Our well trained staff and teachers help in your kid’s transition from home to school. Do drop by and visit our preschool to know more!