Entering the school year with a new preschool can be a big adjustment for a little one, and we want to help make sure that adjustment is as smooth as possible. These 4 steps can help you along the way.
Visit the preschool with your little one.
Let them become familiar with their new school. Be excited about it, and let them know that they are going to have such a great time this year! Get to know the teachers, and let your child form a relationship with them on their own. You can introduce yourself to the teacher, and then let your child introduce themselves too!
When dropping off your child, make the goodbyes short and sweet.
Be confident about dropping them off, and assure them that you will be back and they will have an awesome day! Figure out a drop-off routine, and stick to it so they will know what to expect every day. Drop-offs might be more difficult toward the beginning of the year, but it will get better soon!
Encourage your child to make friends.
It could also be a good idea to plan some playdates with other kids from the preschool as they all get to know each other. Friends make the days more fun!
Pack fun lunches with surprises in them.
Let them know that you’re thinking about them throughout the day. A happy picture from mom in
their lunch box could brighten up their day just a little bit more!
Always remember to be patient as your little one is going through this new adjustment. After school, ask how their day went, and listen to the little stories that they tell you. Reassure them if they have any fears, and encourage them by telling them that they’re doing a great job!
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