Kindergarten days aren’t always the same as you remember them. Although academically it is a new grade, the main goal of kindergarten still remains to impart a lifelong love for learning and development among children, that will help become all round individuals in the future. Needless to say, the first day at kindergarten is as important for the kids as it is for their parents. Obviously, you do not remember how your tough your kindergarten days were and the time has changed a lot as well. To help you go through the first day of your kid’s kindergarten journey, here are a few things you need to know.
Be strong, and make your child feel comfortable
On the first day of your child starting kindergarten, make sure to let your child know about you being comfortable with him/her going off to school. This will make them feel more at ease. Also, don’t just linger around the class room or their work place for the whole time. All you need to do is give them a quick hug and allow the teachers to take care of the rest. And even if your child starts crying, understand that kindergarten teachers are prepared to deal with such events on the first day and that your child will calm down and adjust better to the surroundings once you leave.
Hold on to your concerns for the right day
There are chances that you might be concerned about a lot of things regarding your kid’s first day in Kindergarten. But even if you are, make sure to hold the discussion until the end of the crazy first day as it might not be the best time to address those issues now. Instead, you can come and talk to the teachers later some day, or can just drop an email to the administration about the same. You can also leave a message to the teacher and set a time to the meeting.
Discuss with the teacher about the issues that your child is facing at school
If your child is not keeping well or having difficulty with some other kindergartner, it is best to discuss the issue with the teacher first and foremost. The teacher knows both the students and will have a better understanding of what is going on between the two. Moreover, the teacher can also help you with possible solutions and things that you need to try first to solve the problem.
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