So your child is soon going to be joining the preschool, it is an achievement for sure. However, your major concern should now be on preparing the child to be preschool ready. You do not want your little one to cry and shriek on the first day out. Here are several things you can do to get him all set for the first day and onwards.
Most preschool classes have at least one reading period each day. Setting aside at least 15 minutes a day for reading time will make this a familiar ritual when school begins. Children who don’t have early experiences with books often have difficulty learning to read later. Since preschoolers don’t read independently, they need to learn to listen. Reading aloud to your child is a great way to help him develop listening skills. Stories with rhythm are particularly engaging, so look for books that repeat phrases.
Preschool instructors regularly support their occupied youthful students to sit still and tune in. You can help your kid plan for this appeal by at times requesting that him sit quietly and shut his eyes, and afterward request that he let you know all the diverse sounds he listens. Discuss what’s making the sounds and where the sounds are originating from.
Creating art — whether it’s finger-painting or molding clay — helps preschoolers develop the visual and fine motor skills they need to write. Keep paper, paints, crayons, and other art supplies on hand and encourage your child to create whenever he wants. Doing simple mazes and connect-the-dot pictures will also help your child develop beginning writing skills.
You can also set up a study table for your child. This little area can belong to him and become his/ her spot for all the reading, playing, drawing and interactions. Cultivating this habit at a younger age will help as your child grows up.