I want to share my little experience in teaching a child to kindergarten. But my experience is not the most positive.
Our daughter is 3 years old. A year ago, we, like all average parents, began to take the child to kindergarten, having the firm conviction that the child should learn to live in society.
Our kindergarten is located close to home, the reviews are positive, the area of residence is quite prosperous. Therefore, having received the cherished certificate from the children’s clinic, after listening to tips on teaching a child to kindergarten from the head of the garden, friends and the Internet, we began this difficult task.
In August, we began to walk with the children of the younger group for a walk, first for an hour, then for two hours. Polinka quietly moved around the site, digging in the sandbox, throwing glances in my direction. No tears, no fear.
For the second week we took her in the morning to get used to the group. The first two days I was allowed to hedge her if she suddenly cried. We did without tears, but Polina did not dare to go to the children for the teacher.
The teacher said that this is a common reaction. There will be no parents, and the child will quietly play alongside everyone.
Well, the next day began to try. The process of wire to the group has become a nightmare for me and my daughter. All the next week from the very morning in the waiting room stood our crying. Neither persuasion nor explanation helped; I ended up escorting the child to the group, quickly closed the door and ran away so as not to hear the desperate crying.
I took it after 4 hours, swollen from tears. The educators, who observe such reactions daily, explained that there is nothing terrible in this, he will get used to it. I began to wait when I got used to it, but I did not wait – in a week my daughter fell ill.
Were treated for two weeks and went to kindergarten again, as the grandmothers in one voice asserted that the child in kindergarten was more developed and sociable. And it all started over. There was no question of any whole day, since the daughter did not eat, she began to write and was just waiting for her to be taken away.
Soon, they called me from kindergarten and asked me to pick up my daughter, because her temperature was high. Naturally, visor. The next two months, our family developed a stable route – kindergarten week, clinic, two weeks at home.
Kindergarten is not for us
Finally, I understood: who said that kindergarten is mandatory for everyone? Is it possible to put a child’s health and emotional comfort on the imaginary best development of a child in kindergarten?
In addition, even our short walk, revealed some points that I can not accept, namely:
– despite the change of clothes for the child, caregivers dress everyone in what is closer at hand, although the clothes are signed;
– children are taken to the garden not healthy enough, and, as a result, all children are ill in a circle;
– The teacher allows children to drink from the same mug, as well as allows the use of one handkerchief to everyone who came hand in hand;
– because of the large number of children, dressing, undressing, though going on with the help of a nanny, but between the first and the last dressed child the time difference is such that the first one goes out into the street rather wet;
– about any full-fledged classes can not be discussed when there are 20 small children in a group.
Six months passed after I abandoned the garden. The child is healthy, cheerful, we attend extra circles, go for a walk with the children in the yard.
Dear mummies, each child is individual. If your baby can not adapt in kindergarten, do not worry, for him just the time has not come yet. As in our case.
How did you teach your child to kindergarten?