My daughter started kindergarten at the age of two. I was absolutely not ready for this, but that was the way things were created – I was offered a job in this particular garden. Since we did not have nannies, but we needed work, we had to get into the garden.
The first couple of days the daughter went to the children with interest and pleasure. I was very glad that, but as it turned out, in vain. Adaptation of the daughter was difficult. She aggravated for two reasons.
At that time, there was no younger group in the kindergarten, and the daughter immediately went to four-year-old children, with whom she was uncomfortable. In addition, I worked in the next room, and at each meeting with me, the baby burst into tears, not understanding why her mother left her alone.
Thanks to some advice from the manager and caregivers, the daughter adapted surprisingly quickly, it took about a month.
I want to share these tips with the participants of Alimero. I hope they help someone else.
You can not immediately leave the child in an unfamiliar environment for the whole day. Even if you have urgent business, do not forget that the child is more important. Despite the fact that my working day lasted until dinner, I asked grandparents to take the child early.
The first two weeks the daughter was in the garden for no more than three hours, and only when the tears and bad mood stopped, the teachers advised to leave her in the garden for a nap.
Every morning, in the dressing room, my daughter squeezed my hand, washing my tears. It is clear that she was given this parting hard, even for a few hours. In such cases, I promised her some kind of a small gift that she would receive if she did not cry.
Not everyone will call this method pedagogical, but he helped us out great. Hearing about the gift, the daughter heroically wiped away tears and let me go to work. It seems to me that the main thing is to prevent the moment when the child starts setting conditions for an adult. As soon as my daughter got used to the team, I gradually reduced this tradition to nothing.
Communicate with the child
On the way home from the garden, I always ask how my little day went. As a rule, due to my daughter’s talkativeness, I get a lot. During these conversations, I try to praise her successes, focus her attention on how great it is to walk with children, learn something new, etc.
Usually, after such conversations, the child’s mood improves, and the next day she tries to get up early, put on all the most beautiful things, and even gather friends a treat.
And finally, another tip from me. Remember that good morning is a pledge of a successful day for any person. Wake the child early so that it is calm and peaceful. Kiss your baby, do exercises together, lying in a warm bed, and only then rise and measured, without any fuss, get together to meet the new. You must succeed!