I worked as a music director in kindergarten for about 3 years. The period seems to be small, but sufficient to get acquainted with all the subtleties and intricacies of working with children.
In the summer, during vacations, I often had the opportunity to replace caregivers. During the years of work in the garden I had a chance to work with the children from the older group, almost schoolchildren, and with children of 4-5 years old. But most of all I remembered the kids who were just flying out from under the mother wing.
In the summer, many mothers will take their children to kindergarten for the first time. Among them will be me. My daughter will be 2 years old next month. I think that this summer is the time for her to go to kindergarten. The time has come to remember all the subtleties of adaptation not only of the child, but also of the parents, to the new life.
I hope that my observations and advice will help make this period as comfortable as possible.
Excessive experiences harm the child.
Children feel the mood of their parents very well. If the mother, treating the baby to the garden, is trembling with fear and pulls circles around the kindergarten, listening to whether the voice is raised to her child, the child, most likely, will also be nervous.
When giving a baby to the kindergarten, you need to set yourself up for the positive: that the child will be surrounded by good people, that it will be fun and interesting in the garden. You should not look for pitfalls and cry, passing the child to caregivers.
More positive emotions
Before you start taking your child to the kindergarten, you must set up the baby on how great it will be in the kindergarten. It would be great if you can walk through the territory of the kindergarten while children are walking. Be sure to focus the attention of the baby on how children have fun, how joyfully they play, what wonderful toys they have.
You also need to talk about the fact that the kids are playing in a kindergarten, and then the mothers take them home. Unprepared children are more difficult to adapt, because they do not know anything about kindergarten and often think that their parents left them there forever.
Role-playing games are very useful, where, for example, soft toys act as kids in kindergarten. The child needs to be carried away and give him an idea of kindergarten before he gets into its walls.
Even if the first impression about the caregivers was not the best, or there was a conflict, it is not worth discussing these unpleasant moments with the child.
Having worked in a kindergarten, I came to the conclusion that it is desirable for moms to push emotions into the background and try not to perceive tears when adapting as a tragedy, no matter how difficult it may be.
Dear readers, tell us how your children adapted to the kindergarten?