Sending your child off to playschool can be an emotional time. Packing their little knapsacks with mini bites and juice and making sure they won’t cry when you are out of sight is all part and parcel of the Groening up process. But it’s important that they learn a few key practices that will help them along at school. Teaching them these simple, basic skills at home will be a great start.
Communicate with parents freely
Kids should understand that no matter what, they can talk to their parents. Openly show and teach to express emotions. To let you know when they are happy, sad, scared or not sure of what they might be feeling. You should be the first person they approach and be able to do so any time anywhere. Teaching them basic things like no talking to strangers, don’t let anyone touch you, don’t eat from unknown people and that it’s ok to cry out when they are scared. Children who bottle up and don’t know how to communicate can find themselves in unwanted situation not able to help themselves. So teach your child and keep them safe and happy.
Every parent knows the importance of potty training. It not only makes life easy for you as parents but it will make things easy for the teachers at school. Let your child feel free to voice or act out their need to go in their own style. As long as it’s understandable it should work fine. New settings can make them nervous, resulting in the kids keeping quiet. Allow them to understand that they need to let the teachers know they need to go and not to be shy or afraid. It will also save them from embarrassing accidents.
Share and care
Sending your child to an top preschool Hong Kong or a school that welcomes children from different walks would be a great idea. They will learn to mix well and learn social skills that will help them in their future. Before they can learn skills in school it’s important that you teach them to share their food, toys and books with others. Teaching them to share with everyone even if they may not look or act like you is very important. They should also learn to show others they care, and that love is the best method of making friends. Once these skills have been instilled in them, they will be on a path to bring examples to others.
Washing hands before meals, after meals, after a visit to the toilet and after play should be taught at home. Inform them in simple fun ways as to why it needs to be done, so they do it willingly with knowledge and not simply as a rule. Show them how to wipe their noses and mouths. Inform them why food fallen on the ground should not be consumed, don’t teach them five second rules. (Your five second is 5 minutes for kids). Finally that fruits should be washed before consuming.
Manners for a lifetime
Let them learn their ‘thank you’, ‘please’ and ‘sorry’. Once they know when to use which they will keep it for life. Make them little women and gentlemen before they arrive at preschool and let the teachers be impressed. Once your kid has these few habits in their bag, they will be setting the standard for children everywhere.