Sending your kids to school is a considerable achievement. It is something that most people apprehend because some parents are afraid to let their kids go, and some kids have separation anxiety. However, this is an essential step in their life, and it is setting them up to grow into their future selves. As a parent, there are many things that you can do to prep your kids for school, and this can assist them. This will give them a head start at school and will make them more comfortable there. So, without further ado, let’s get into the list of things that you can do to prepare your kids for school.
1. Improve communication
One way to give your kids a head start at school is to help them develop their communication and language skills, and you can do this by talking to them. According to linguistic, the language acquisition device is at its best before the age of 10, and this means it is the best time to teach them a second or even third language. The expressive use of language will assist in preparation for contributing to the conversation, and this will make them more inquisitive at school. Communicating with your kids on a daily basis develops their mentally and socially skills, making them more at ease with public speaking. Language skills and communication can assist in the development of a plethora of understanding various social skills, which can help your kids communicate with their peers better.
2. Teach them about independence
Helping your kids become more independent makes them less likely to have separation anxiety while they start going to school. Start with the little things and let them dress themselves and eat on their own from time to time. This will make them less scared to go to school because they know that you can be independent without having to be with each other all day long. By letting them do their things on their own, this means that they might take a little longer to do said things, and this is a fundamental skill for them to develop. The soon, the better when it comes to being independent. With this practice makes perfect, and this teaches them to be more independent, and this will make them go to school and learn to enjoy their own company. Encouraging your child to make their own choices promotes independence and autonomy,
3. Read with them
Reading to your kids inculcates to them the joy of reading at an early age, and this also makes them get a better grasp of that specific language. Reading to your kids is more beneficial than you think and is very beneficial for their early literacy development. One thing that you can do is to read to them every night before they go to sleep; you can also ask them about the story and what they’ve understood from it. Encourage your children to pick up reading at an early age; I grew up poor with a single mom, but my mom would take my sibling and me to the library every week to get books, and this made my sibling, and I love reading. Let them have some quiet time with their book, and this will make them being comfortable being alone, and this will develop their mind. Start with picture books or comics, as this will be more entertaining for them and because a picture can tell a thousand stories. In the beginning, your kids won’t understand everything they are reading, but it will introduce them to new words, making them more inquisitive to learn about their meaning.
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