This summer, my little son turned 2 years old. My son is my mother. From his chest, I weaned him only recently. Our grandmothers are far away, so the baby is used to being with me 24 hours a day. In addition, the husband works outside the city and often goes on business trips.
I admit that it is difficult to cope with two children alone. The daughter needs to be prepared for school and led to dancing, and with a naughty little boy it is not as easy to do as it might seem at first glance.
Adaptation to kindergarten
At the family council, we decided to give the son to the kindergarten. Fortunately, we have a couple of minutes to go to the nearest garden. We talked with the head. There were empty seats, so they gave us a go-ahead. They only advised not to wait for September, but to start driving earlier, when there are not so many children in the group.
Adaptation son was hard. So much so that he woke up at night and, crying, asked not to lead him to the kindergarten tomorrow. Educators with him was not easy. The son ran away from the playground and once nearly ran out of the garden. The teachers explained to me that such an adaptation is not uncommon, and in a couple of weeks the son will go to the kindergarten with a smile on his face.
But a month passed, and the behavior of the baby did not change. And then I gave up and decided to pick up the documents from the garden. The head advised me to consult with a child psychologist to determine when the child would be ready for kindergarten.
The psychologist gave me a printout with questions on the readiness of the child. By the number of affirmative answers, you can understand the degree of readiness of the baby. I think that this information is important for moms, so I am in a hurry to share it with you, dear girls.
Test the readiness of the child to the garden
1. Does the child fall asleep on his own without auxiliary items (nipples, bottles)?
2. Does the baby know how to eat and drink independently?
3. Are you interested in toys and other new items outside the home?
4. Does the child ask for a pot?
5. Does he show interest in drawing, modeling and other activities?
6. Does the game show initiative?
7. Is it easy to get in touch with children?
8. Is it left without tears with friends or relatives?
9. Does the kid love to play more with children than with toys?
10. Does the child attract other children?
11. Does the child show emotions when communicating with people?
12. Does the child have negative habits (eg, thumb sucking)?
13. Does she show cruelty to peers (beats, pushes)?
14. Does the child try to put on his own clothes?
By giving honest answers to these questions, you will understand whether your child is ready to attend the children’s team. My son, as it turned out, is still not ready for kindergarten. Honestly, I was not upset about it. Sit another year at home!
And at what age did your children start attending kindergarten? Was the adaptation easy?