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How is the transition to school after kindergarten

How is the transition to school after kindergarten


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The course ends and many 2-3 year olds They finish nursery school, which means that the following year they will become students of Early Childhood Education 2nd cycle, which for a few years has been called "college of the majors".

Like any end of an educational stage, this is a very exciting time for children. We tell you what you should do and what not to do to support the child to begin their new school without fear.

The end of the nursery or kindergarten stage causes in children, on the one hand, the nostalgia of what they leave behind, those colors, those flavors, those smells, the songs, the teachers they have made together with the children a very special educational work, and have generated a almost family bond.

And, on the other hand, they generate in children a universal fear, which is normal in any person, whether you are a child, when you face something new or something different.

That universal fear that we all have is found in a space that educational coacher we call "the good quadrant of fear", that is, the one that makes us be alert, and the one that makes us get our best resources and strategies to face any circumstance, in this case the new educational stage.

Taking it from this point of view is how children must face this new change.

Parents should not say to children: You are going to senior school! That is the part that we must take care of and that the little ones would not have to face. With these expressions we generate that they go from the good quadrant of fear, to the quadrant of panic or to the quadrant of stress or worry.

We already know that the child is going to face a new stage, but there are many parents who, with the intention of instilling in him that he is getting older, do not stop saying things like "You are going to go to school when you grow up", "next year you have to do homework", "you have to study" ... some parents directly take action and directly target you in English reinforcement, abacus classes, and introduction to Chinese.

Emotionally speaking, this can cause the child several emotions, if we are lucky the first will be passivity before the change, but it can come followed by rejection, or worse, panic or fear.

We must bear in mind that it comes from a more protected and innocent space such as early childhood education, and they go on to further develop their autonomy at a cognitive and personal level. On a social level, they come from being the oldest in the yard and will become the little ones, and all this change generates a lot of uncertainty in the child.

It's very important empathize with the child and talk to him about the change in a very positive way, about the good things that he will find, about the changes that going to primary school entails, but reinforcing and giving him all the confidence that he will do very well and that you will to support.

We must avoid phrases of the type (I have heard them in close parents); "As you are one of the little ones, they are going to get more involved with you", "you have to be alert", "don't let them overwhelm you". The only thing that we provoke with this is that the child makes an image of the school as if it were a prison, producing in the child an anguish that can lead to fear and, as I said before, rejection.

Me recommendation For all those parents who have children who are going to go from Nursery School to school it is:

  1. Relativize educational change.
  2. Try not to generate expectations neither good nor bad, let him be the one to experiment.
  3. Make him take it in a natural way, making him see that it is simply a change in life that he must face.

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