Parenting - Toddler care | 3-5 yrs

Preparing Your Child For Preschool

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Starting preschool is a huge step forward in your child’s developing phase, and the first day of preschool is precious milestone.

You might have looked all over town, done your research, visited numerous places and then found the perfect preschool. But this is not enough! Usually, there are a few things that most parents overlook, but these things can determine whether she has a good preschool experience.

As starting preschool marks the beginning of a new phase in your child's development, often, she will experience separation anxiety. That is, she will feel insecure about leaving you, and hence might throw a fuss about going to preschool alone. This is natural, considering that it will be her first time away from you and the comfort of your home. However, you can prepare your child for this separation. “Encourage your child to participate in overnight stays at their grandparent’s house (or with an aunt or uncle).. Your child will get used to the idea of being away from you for an extended period in an extremely safe, loving and familiar environment. It also introduces change,” suggests an article in Huffington Post. Though this might not completely ease away her anxiety, with more familiarity to changes, the intensity would be lesser.

Similarly, establishing routines, encouraging more self-help skills, teaching her cleanliness are few of the other things you need to do to not just prepare your child for preschool, but also to give her an adaptable and enjoyable experience. 

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