A way for a preschooler

The kindergarten broadens the horizons and teaches the child many necessary things. However, the first days spent there are not always easy for a toddler.

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Parents should not treat preschool as a necessity. It is a place where a child develops, teaches independence, but most of all - plays and makes first friendships. It is there that he learns what a compromise is, develops his imagination, exercises independence and gives vent to his energy (and this is not lacking for three-year-olds!).

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1. Adaptation for five

There are children who go to kindergarten from the very first days with a smile on their faces. However, there is also a group of little ones for whom it is very difficult to part with their parents.

  • My son started his adventure with kindergarten at the age of 2.5. The first two days were full of euphoria. Mikołaj ran to the room with a smile, he didn't miss it at all. On the third day, the nightmare began. The son was crying in the corridor, he did not want to go to the children. I was horrified. The kindergartens calmed me down, saying, that it's a transitional period. I trusted them - recalls Dagmara Wolska from Warsaw.

This is what the pre-school education system is based on. Parents need to be sure that care in the facility is of the highest standard and that their child is safe.When this criterion is met, the adaptation process is more efficient and the parents and their children feel more comfortable.

2. The preschooler's debut

Most kindergartens organize adaptation days for newly admitted children. And it is worth taking advantage of this proposal. The child will then play with the group, get to know the kindergarten girls and get used to the surroundings. And how can parents help him find his way into the pre-school reality?

First of all, it is worth ensuring a constant rhythm of the day. Everything should take place more or less at the same time. Young children need it very much because it gives them a sense of security. Rush will certainly be their worst enemy in this situation. Better to get up a few minutes earlier than rush the baby later.

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Three-year-old children have a strong need to control the situation. This breeds rebellion and sometimes causes adult-child tensions. And while the child has no influence on the fact that they go to kindergarten, they can be allowed to decide on slightly less important issues.

It is a good idea to complete the kindergarten layette together. When our child is included in the decision-making process, they will feel more confident.

Parting up in the kindergarten corridor is not easy for both parties. What should it look like? First of all, it can't be long. It is worth reassuring the child that he will be picked up after lunch (giving a specific time will not tell a three-year-old), and it is necessary to keep your word. The parent should speak with a confident voice, because our child will catch any hesitation and begin to feel similar emotions.

If the separation with mother is difficult for the child, it is worth taking the child to kindergarten by father or grandmother.

Some parents decide to gradually extend the time of their child's stay in kindergarten. This is a good solution, and if parents have the option, it's worth taking advantage of.

What if the child doesn't want to go to kindergarten anyway? - You have to be patient and consistent - advises Dagmara, Mikołaj's mother. -My son cried at the breakups until November. However, I never decided to take him home for this reason, especially since, according to the preschoolers, he calmed down very quickly, and I picked up the smiling baby. I felt, that Santa is checking me out- he adds.

Such situations are not uncommon, because, as experts point out, crying is an element of the farewell ritual for many little ones. As the parents disappear outside the door, the scream subsides and the child happily begins to play.

3. Difficult evenings

The first days in kindergarten are full of emotions. The new situation is stressful for the child and the multitude of activities makes the child tired. So in the afternoon it will demand rest, but also closeness to the parents.

Your toddler may want to spend more time with mum or dad cuddling with them. It's totally understandable.

Some children come home grumpy and weary. Some show a desire to go to bed earlier, others have a greater appetite. Beginning preschoolers may also be aroused in the evenings, which may cause problems with falling asleep. In such a situation, when you return home, it is good to go for a walk or the yard with your toddler.

Many parents, right after picking up their child from kindergarten, ask their child how they played. And when they don't get an answer, they fear something is wrong. However, the silence of a preschooler is quite healthy symptom. Our child will tell you how she spent the day at the right time.

4. It's fun in kindergarten!

It is good for parents to make a conscious decision to choose a kindergarten. In the past, attention was paid only to the distance from home or workplace, today there are so many kindergartens that you can expand the criteria. Parents need to be convinced that they have made the right choice and that their child is safe and will thrive. This is what it is all about: learning and having fun.

Many people commented on my decision to send a 2.5-year-old child to kindergarten. It was denied in all possible ways, today, however, I can see quite a surprise on their faces. Over the course of the year, my son not only significantly expanded his vocabularyhis speech became more fluent and understandable, but he is also much more independent and curious about the world. He sings songs, He's having a nice time, it's easier to compromise in his case.

I don't regret my decision to send my child to kindergarten. I can admit it to myself, that I am not able to teach a child on my own - summarizes Dagmara.

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