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Tips on How to Prepare your Child for Preschool

GIIS Communications Team
Apr 7, 2022
Preschool

Enrolling your child in a preschool is one of the most important milestone decisions that you will ever take. It is the first step towards building the right education and career path for your child. 

Hence, it is essential to prepare your child well so that they are all set on the first day of preschool without any tantrums being thrown. 

The preschool activities help your child to mould themselves into confident and smart personalities who are ready to face the world and give their best in school as well as in personal life.

As a parent, it is normal to have questions hovering in your mind about preschool admissions. You might panic at the mere thought of how would your child stay in school without you. Or what would your child do if he is not toilet trained? 

Or how would your child react to not finding his or her parents around? Being anxious is fine as long as you are determined to parent preschoolers before their big day. 

Here’s a detailed guide with smart tips and tricks about how to prepare your child for preschool and be the best preschool kids. Let’s get started.

Tips on How to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

1. Talk to Your Child

The first step is to sit with your child and talk to them about the big change that is about to happen. 

Tell them about the interesting preschool preparation activities, the new peers they will meet, the new friends they will make, and what a preschool environment looks like. 

It is suggested to make your child vis-a-vis what to expect in the next few months so that they are not anxious on their first day of school.

2. Manage Sleep Cycle 

Setting a fixed sleep routine is essential. Prepare your child well in advance and help them develop a habit of sleeping early and being an early riser. Your little one should have approximately 10-11 hours of sound sleep at this tender age along with 2 hours of day nap. 

A child is quick to mould yet takes some time to adjust. Hence, fix their sleep habits at least 2 months before their preschool.

3. Consistent Morning Routine

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. We all have heard it when we were little kids. Right? It is more than just a phrase and helps you develop a great routine. 

Help your child build a consistent routine of waking up early and following a disciplined routine of bathing, praying, having breakfast, and doing other chores. You may also educate your child about ground routines like meditating and exercising as they will make a great “getting ready for the preschool” checklist.

4. Reading is Important

Right from the time your child is a toddler, start reading to them as a bedtime routine. The sooner you start, the better. 

It helps to foster the love for books in your kid and help them enhance their reading interests, build a rich vocabulary and attain great knowledge that will sustain them throughout their lives. Never underestimate the power of books and tuck your child to bed with a book.

5. Reflect & Introspect Each Day

The best thing you can ever do for your child is to reflect on their entire day every night. Talk about how their day went and what was the best part of their day. 

Ask them about the good as well as the bad part of the day so that they learn the art of self-introspection right from a very young age. This will resolve any behavioural issue in your child and help them stay calm and be a wise person throughout their day. 

You may even choose to give them a piece of advice each night to follow from the next day onwards. Children love to follow new patterns.

6. Potty Train

One factor that may affect you the most about how to start a preschool for your child is that your child is not potty trained. Primarily, keep in mind that it is not a factor to worry about. 

The Schools in Ahmedabad are equipped with well-trained nannies who help handle all the diaper disasters and save your child from any embarrassment. Yet you must start to potty train your kid as soon as he begins to sit on his own.

7. Pretend Plays

Begin the concept of pretend play with your child to prepare him for preschool. You may take up the act of going to school or playing with other children or hanging your backpack or studying in classrooms. Kids learn the best with the help of pretend plays. 

You may play different games with them, read out stories to them or teach your child about basic social skills. Use props, puppets, and toys to help them with easy enactment and better preschool preparation.

8. Develop Self-Help Skills

Inculcate the habit of self-help skills in your child like washing hands, sharpening the pencil, backing their backs, using the washroom, putting on shoes, or putting the lunch box in their bags. The more self-help skills you teach your child, the better and more organized their lives will be.

9. Visit the Preschool

It is suggested to visit the preschool with your toddler once and meet their educator. Visit their classrooms and discuss with the preschool teachers in advance. Talk to your child about how kids study in the class and different fun activities that happen. This will help your child prepare more and get excited to start preschool without any anxiety.

10. Developing a Happy Good-Bye Routine

Goodbyes can be hard. Especially when you have to bid adieu to the little one. It can be even harder for them. Hence, tell them that good-byes are meant to be good. Reassure them that you will meet soon and will be together again. 

You may choose to sing a special goodbye song to them or hug them or do a handshake before they leave. This instils a sense of security and confidence in them.

Conclusion

Global Indian International School is the best primary school in Ahmedabad that prepares your child for the best preschool activities. It is staffed with the best teachers who foster your child with great learning abilities and fun activities that encourage them to visit the school every day. 

If you are a parent who has been worried about how to prepare your child for nursery, then Global Indian International School is the best choice for you and your child. So, what are you waiting for? Visit the GIIS Ahmedabad campus now and bestow your child with the best education in town.

GIIS Communications Team

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