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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Transition from home to Trio Tots preschool

Nursery children have started coming to school without the parents and Playgroup are yet to start. I am sure all parents are still worried about the settling of their child in the new environment.
Transition from home to preschool can be easy for some children and difficult for some. Every child is different and his or her ability to adjust in a new environment differs.

To make this transition easy, Ms. Greshma Momaya (Head of Tots) suggests some tips for parents.

1.Be well informed – Please make sure you are well informed about the routines and environment of the school. So please make sure you attend the Orientation and read the parent manual shared by the school.

2. Develop interest for school - Give an idea of what her preschool days will be like. Build an interest in them by talking about the activities and the play time that they are going to have. Assure them that it’s going to be a party all through; making new friends and new toys and plenty of activities.

3. Play teacher – teacher – Pretend plays are good to give an idea about the school. Take turns being the teacher, parent and child. Practice saying good-byes, eating snack from plate etc. Sing rhymes or read stories together as a part of this preschool pretend play.

4. Trust the school & teacher – Most children cry when they start schooling. When the child cries, you shouldn’t sho
w tension or stress. When you show tension, your child will also feel tensed. Instead give them an assurance that they are safe in preschool and you will be coming to pick them up soon. If you start trusting the school, your child will start trusting school and settle faster. Also avoid asking question to teachers about your child as your child is, listening and sensing it. Keep calm; teacher will share the necessary information with you.

5. Short goodbyes - The longer the goodbye, the longer the settling period. Keep it short and simple. Assure them that you will be back soon to pick them from school or he will be home soon to be with his parents. A good bye kiss or a hug is enough with a happy face is enough.

6. Eating & toileting – Most children do not use washroom or eat till they emotionally settle with the school. It is ideal to make them wear diapers initially till they start telling their need preferences to the teachers. It is perfectly fine if child is not eating in school, give them some time. Please make sure your child eats something before and after the school.

Actually if parents settle child will also settle. I hope these tips help all our parents and children in settling in the new environment.

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