Toddlers Preschool

Prepare your toddlers for Preschool!

Starting preschool can be an overwhelming experience for your children, but there are many things you can do to make the transition smoother. Here are some tips, considerations and concerns to help you prepare your toddler for preschool.

Before preschool

Visit the place with your toddler: Routines are necessary for a child’s life. They help them explore the world and learn new things safely, which is why it’s so important to get to know the preschool before classes start! Visit the preschool with your toddler to meet their new teacher and show them around. Explain what they’ll be doing during classes, where they’ll put their things, show them the toys they’ll be using, etc.

Pretend play: Children ages 3 to 5 love pretend play—take advantage of this to teach them what life will be like in preschool and help them better handle change! Take some time to pretend that you are in class, doing things like setting up an area to keep your backpack, sitting with them on the floor to play, singing, reading stories. It’s a fun way to prepare them for preschool and strengthen your bond!

Work on important skills: During preschool, your child will develop the social and self-help skills they need to become more independent. Help them by regularly practicing things such as putting on socks, washing hands, eating or going to the bathroom on their own.

During preschool

Do not underestimate the power of the organization: We cannot emphasize enough the power of routines in a child’s life! Be sure to organize your child’s spaces and schedules around their classes to help them easily overcome any problems that may arise. Have an area for his lunchbox or notebooks, schedule homework, and prepare snacks and meals in advance. This will have a positive impact during your toddlers’ preschool stage and save you valuable time.

Pay attention to your child’s worries:  Preschool is a life-changing experience and your child needs to feel safe during this time. That’s why you need to pay attention to their concerns and address them. Things that seem minor to you, like knowing what you will pick them up later, are really important to your child. Talk to them about these issues, share similar stories you have experienced and reassure them that you will always be there for them.

Preschool is one of the most beautiful stages in a child’s life and also a time during which important developments take place. Accompany them and make it even more special.

At Small Feat Preschool we would love to host your toddler in our classrooms. Contact us to schedule a tour and answer your questions.

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