Schooling is one of the most critical phases of a child’s life. As a new – and sometimes daunting – world for children it’s important that parents do what they can to ready their children for this new chapter of life. If you’re a parent looking for tips to prepare your child for school, we’ve curated a list of ways in which you can do so.
Visit the school with your child
It is important to familiarise both you and your little one with the new environment where your child is going to spend a considerable amount of their time. Many leading Montessori childcare and schools allow families to be shown around, get a better feel for the ambience, check the classes and understand whether it’s the perfect place for your kid. The best Montessori school is a unique combination of fun and education and offers a great environment for your child to spend their early years.
Introduce your child to the teachers
As with any unfamiliar territory, your child may be apprehensive of the new environment and may be reluctant to attend school. A great way of overcoming this is by introducing your child to their educators or teachers. Montessori teachers understand how to make this transition a comfortable and enjoyable experience for your child.
Talk to your child
A critical step to ensure your child is ready for school is talking to them. Create a positive image of what they will be doing at school; talk about the opportunity of meeting new friends, exploring new spaces, learning new things and developing as a person.
Another great way to ensure your child is familiar with school life is by running through what a typical day will look like when they start school. Wake them up in the morning, get ready, have breakfast, and walk or drive the same route with them that they’ll be taking when they start school.