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Sending your child off to a pre-kindergarten preschool is an emotional moment in the life of any parent but it's important that you keep your focus on making sure your child is prepared for what lies ahead. If you are concerned your child might not yet be ready to start school, there are some things you can do in the weeks before class begins to help ease their transition. Here are three tips to help get your child ready for preschool.
Start a Daily Routine
Preschools thrive on following a set schedule. The kids usually read a book or take a lesson at a set time every day, head out for recess at the same time every day, take a nap or eat lunch at the same time every day, and so on. If you want to prepare your child for what's coming, you can start establishing a routine for them right now. Maybe they read a book or two with you in the morning and then you reward them with some play time. If your child has problems staying still, you might want to put special emphasis on taking a "time out" or nap at some point in the afternoon so they are ready to do the same when they head to school.
Let Your Child Have Some Say in What They Take to School
Back to school shopping is something that is usually dreaded by older children but your future preschooler hasn't had that experience yet. Make it a positive one by giving them an opportunity to be involved. Let your child pick out his or her own outfit for the first day within reason. If you want to go a step further, you can use the same process to pick out a lunch box, a book bag and so on. If your child is usually indecisive, pick two specific items out from the shelf and let your child pick which one of the two that they want.
Listen to Your Child's Concerns
Finally, talk with your child about the path ahead and be open to answering any questions that come up. "Will you be there to pick me up after school" might seem like a silly question to you but it could be a point of real concern for your child. While they are talking about school, be sure to look closely at their body language and look for any potential non-verbal cues that something is wrong.
Reach out to your local prekindergarten program today for more information.