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Preparing Your First-Time Preschooler

Posted on 08-19-2015 | Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of North Flower Mound

Transitioning your child into a preschool program can be tough. Even if the child has attended a childcare facility in the past, becoming familiar with the structure of any preschool can be challenging. Thankfully there are things that parents can do to prepare and make this transition as smooth as possible.

Here are some helpful tips that can help prepare your child for this new and exciting season!

Plan more social activities

Some important aspects of preschool are being able to get along in groups. Making sure that your child spends time with other children will help them develop social skills like sharing, taking turns, playing nicely.

Come up with a goodbye ritual

Having a unique goodbye ritual when dropping your child off can relieve some of the stress and worry they may have. Children may often worry that you won’t come back, you may get lost, or forget about them. Saying good-bye can reassure them that they have nothing to worry about and that you will return. It can be as simple as a special handshake, a fun saying, or even just a big hug. Don’t spend a lot of time saying goodbye, it should be a confident and firm ritual that teaches your child not to worry.

Practice listening skills

In preschool children are often in positions where they have to sit still and listen. Preparing your child to use their listening skills will help preschool teachers tremendously. When at home you can start telling your child to do minor chores like putting their clothes in their drawers, cleaning their room, or helping you complete a task. You can also play fun listening games that will teach your child to follow directions like Simon says or ISpy.

At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of North Flower Mound, we encourage our students to get along and learn together! From the youngest learners in our infant care program, to our inquisitive toddlers and energetic after-school program participants, we know how important it is to create an environment where children feel safe and valued. Contact us today for more information about our excellent curriculum and superior staff team. We would love to give you a free tour to experience first hand how we are so much more than an average childcare!

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