Nursery School Parenting Tips
Preparing Your Child for Preschool
by Judy Hines
Starting preschool should be a fun and exciting events in your child's
young life. You can help make this is a happy experience by doing a few
simple things to build your child's enthusiasm and self confidence. Children
always feel more comfortable when they know what to expect.
Before your child begins preschool:
- visit the preschool and the playground with your child so they become
familiar to him
- drive by to show dad or other family members and build excitement for
- talk enthusiastically about what preschool will be like so they know
what to expect. For example, the name of his teacher, anyone he may know
in the same class.
- visit the preschool website with your child to view photos of the indoor
and outside playspace so they can pick out an activity they look forward
to doing when in preschool.
- don't connect stressful things such as toilet training with the preschool.
Don\]t say things like "you need to be potty trained if you are going
to preschool" or "don't worry you will be fine without mommy
for the whole morning".
- make starting preschool an exciting event by shopping together for indoor
school shoes and back pack.|
- at Judy's we offer an orientation day for the children to become more
familiar with the preschool. Plan on attending with your child to meet
the teacher and build excitement for coming to preschool.
. during the first week or so of preschool allow extra time to get ready
and out the door in the morning. The more calm things are at home the
easier the separation from the parent will be
- always say goodbye to your child when dropping off at the preschool.
Don't drag it out. Just do it matter of factly and confidently and the
child will do the same. Don't sneak out without saying goodbye.
If you follow the above steps your child's first day of preschool will
be much more enjoyable for both your child and you.
|Homemade play dough recipe:
Our favorite homemade play dough. 2 cups flour, 2 cups cold water, 1/2 cup
salt, 4 tbsp cream of tartar, 2 tbsp cooking oil, 2 pkgs of your favorite
color Kool Aid. Mix all ingredients in cooking pot. Stir and cook over medium
heat until a ball forms. Remove from heat and kneed until mixed and smooth.
Store in an airtight container. Enjoy many hours of FUN!
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