Aren't you glad that you have the entire summer to prepare your child for kindergarten? It probably seems like yesterday that he or she was learning how to crawl. Now your child will be learning letters, numbers and a whole lot more in the fall. Kindergarten will also mean that your child will be having to share attention with other children. Here are some tips that may help you to prepare your child to be in a different setting.
Life at a preparatory school can be challenging academically and socially as you get used to your teachers, meet and make new friends, and start digging into your school subjects. There are often other problems to deal with that are unique to prep schools. Fortunately, some of these challenges are quite common and are easily solved by you or with the help of a dorm parent or counselor.
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When your normally courageous child suddenly starts crying when you turn out the lights, it can be concerning. However, the preschool years are a common time for fears to arise seemingly out of nowhere. Typically, these fears simply represent your child's growing awareness of their independence, and you can help them overcome them with a little encouragement. Whether your child is suddenly terrified of loud trucks or spiders, you can use these tips to turn their fears into an opportunity to develop their courage.
If you're child is always glued to the television, or iPad, or playing video games, then you probably are searching for ways to get them to exercise. If they are not the type to join a sport at school, then you need to think up some fun ideas to get them moving. Nowadays, kids are more likely to play games online then head out and play basketball in the park like you did when you were growing up, so you need to be proactive, especially since type 2 diabetes is on the rise in young people.
Most parents of preschoolers know that developing good social skills starts early. A healthy sense of trust is established in infants when their basic needs are met, and they learn that the world is a generally good place. But when children enter preschool, they're suddenly in an environment where they have to get along with others, learning to share and take turns with their peers. This can be a challenge for some.