Making the transition from being home to going to preschool can be a hard time for children. There are some things you can do to help ease that transition.
- Talk to the teacher about how your child handles change.
- Visit the classroom before the actual start of classes. Take pictures to look at with your child after to help familiarize them with the room.
- Talk with your child about the transition. Try not to convey your feelings about the transition.
- Celebrate the last day at home with a special treat. This gives you an opportunity to acknowledge the change through a small ritual. This can be continued the last day before school starts each year.
Do you have any ways you prepared your child for preschool? Please share!
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I never thought about taking pictures of the classroom. This can also help my son with Autism as he transitions into first grade.