Preschool can be a scary thing for a kid. Can you remember your first day of preschool? Many of us were terrified to let go of our parent’s hand, which makes us weary of what’s to come when we bring our own children to preschool for the very first time in Elkhart. To make the transition to preschool easier, we started creating a list of tips on how you can make dropping your child off at preschool less stressful. Previously, we mentioned that you should provide your child with expectations, make sure they’re getting enough food and sleep and plan for school the night before. Here are more ways to prepare your child for preschool:
Stay on schedule.
Children love schedules. If you have a set schedule in place, and you follow it, your child will most likely wake up for preschool and go to bed without a problem. Also, if school is making your child get up earlier than they’re used to, you may want to think about adjusting their bedtime schedule.
Keep your feelings in check while dropping your child off.
It can be a difficult experience to drop your child off at school the very first time. It’s good to understand that your child is growing up, but if you are sad and worried, those feelings will only translate to your child. So send out the good vibes to your child, and keep your feelings in check as much as possible.
Visualize their day!
Tell your child how their first day will go! Just like setting expectations of what their behavior should be like in school, you should give them a plan of what to expect, including activities, like when lunch time will be and when you’ll arrive back to pick them up.