Now my daughter Ksenia is 5 years old. With great pleasure she goes to kindergarten. And once, at the very beginning, it was difficult for her to get used to visiting a place with a large number of children and a long absence of native people.
I want to talk about what methods I used to adapt my child to kindergarten. These methods helped my friends to their children. I think that will help many of you!
1. New life – gradual addictive.
In fact, a kindergarten for our children is a new life. A new life for my Ksyusha began gradually. Here, educators are eager to meet each other.
The first day of our acquaintance with the kindergarten was wonderful. We went there in the morning, but already when all the kids were in the group. Ksyusha did not see how their parents bring them and leave them.
We went in groups, met with teachers, with other employees and children. We were allowed to play a little with the toys and we attended morning exercises.
Ksyusha was interested in everything she saw. We spent a couple of hours in kindergarten and began to get home. Ksenia reluctantly gathered and asked when we would come to kindergarten again.
On the way home, I said that you can go there every day. And immediately said that the children there are left without moms and dads. Ksyusha saw it and reacted normally.
The next day we arrived early in the morning, met with parents who brought their children and left. Ksyusha calmly let me go home. I came to pick her up after 3 hours. My daughter gathered in silence, but I saw that she could have stayed longer.
So we went 3 days. Ksyushka was getting used to it. And by the end of the week I left her in kindergarten until the end of the working day. We took her with her husband. Our daughter had so many bright emotions! And the way she was allocated a separate bed. And how they slept there after dinner. And then there was a musical lesson and a walk. Our baby was happy! She started a new life! New friends and hobbies!
In order to avoid disagreements with the regime of the day in kindergarten, at home, we also observe it. On weekends, afternoon nap is compulsory.
Observing the weekend routine, we do not allow the child to stop learning from kindergarten. We have no problem getting up early on Monday and whimpering while sleeping in kindergarten.
From early childhood, we taught Ksyusha to establish friendly relations. Friendship helps adaptation. Ksyusha has a lot of friends and she is equally interested in what is in kindergarten, in the yard.
Already in the first week of their stay in the garden, Ksyusha enjoyed playing with other children, and in the evening she enthusiastically told me about new friends.
Ksyusha shares with us her emotions and impressions. We are grateful to teachers for often coming up with interesting activities for kids.
Even from the youngest group, kids know that every Monday in their group is the Day of Fuzzies. Every kid on this day should bring his favorite stuffed toy to the garden and tell something interesting about it.
Such moments facilitate the adaptation of children in kindergarten, learn to communicate and make friends.
How do you help your child adapt in kindergarten? How do you support them in the new life?