It’s that time of the year again!
The school year is starting once more and your preschooler might be feeling anxious about the first few days of school. Instead of dwelling on the conclusion of summer’s endless playtime, you could focus your child’s attention on the many wonderful things they can look forward to at school.
To start, here are three things that will get your preschooler excited for their first days at our childcare center in Greenwood, Arkansas:
- New Teacher
Teachers are educators. They chose their job because they love teaching kids. Explain to your child that the teacher is there to help the whole class learn in a fun and exciting way. If you can, visit the school with your child a few days before the first day and maybe even meet their teacher.
- New Friends
A lot of children meet their very first friends in preschool. This is a great opportunity for your child to learn how to introduce himself or herself to peers and hopefully make friends who share similar interests.
- New Clothes
Your child is growing and it might be a good time to update their wardrobe when school starts. If you can afford it, let your child shop for the clothes they will wear to school. It is surprising how a new outfit can add confidence to a child.
Hopefully, these three things will help your child feel less anxious about starting school at Little Blessings Preschool and Childcare Center. Do you have anything else to add? Feel free to leave a comment below.
As a preschool daycare in Van Buren, Arkansas, we also want to remind parents that it’s not just kids who feel anxious about the start of the school year — moms and dads might feel the same. Believe it or not, a lot of parents feel separation anxiety too.
Getting used to the routine of sending your little learner off to school every day takes some transition time. Keep in mind that your child often mirrors your mood as a parent, so try your best to show that you’re excited about the start of the school year. This is a wonderful milestone that every child goes through, and it’s a testament to you as a parent for having raised a strong, confident, and happy child who loves to learn.