Most of the primary schools in Gurugram start in January & a big number of tiny tots take their first step towards the big school during this time. Preparing children for primary school is an onus on the parents as they require their kids to have an enjoyable learning experience at school.
Longer school hours, larger class sizes, and more subjects to study, plus multiple activities to perform are some of the sudden changes that are introduced into a child’s life as they start primary school. What’s it that parents can do to get their child’s experience smoother & full of good memories?
Prepare your child for primary school by following these tips:
Prepare the child for longer hours
For most of the children who begin primary school, spending long hours in school & starting the day earlier than their normal routine feels like a disruption. Parents should start preparing children for the change in advance by changing their bedtime & putting them in activities that call for longer hours of engagement. Look for workshops & holiday programs that start early in the day and continue till late afternoon, this will provide the child a hang of staying in a regimented environment for long hours.
Share your own experience
Talking out to the child regarding your own experience when you started primary school will provide them the comfort that this new experience is something that everyone has to go through. Share small tips like how to find the way in this new campus, how to be safe on the school bus, how to make new friends & what to do if they feel bullied. Making interesting stories out of your experience so that your child can correlate to challenging situations that they might face during the initial days.
To attend the orientation session
Orientation sessions give a great opportunity for you and your child to acclimatize with the school environment, make sure you attend the session, so do give it a point to attend the session with your child. Looking at a new classroom, play facilities, library, and cafeteria, your child is lured & feels more excited about the first day at school.
Do’s and Don’ts of preparing children
- Of course, you are bothered as to how your little one will manage alone in this bigger world, but don’t let your child know about this anxiety. Sound very enthusiastic about the new beginning & give assurance all will go well.
- Involve your child during preparation for the school, let them choose their new accessories plus feel excited about the new beginning.
- Remind them that they are high enough and can independently handle the new situation.
- Talk well regarding the school that he/she is going to. Show them the school website, activity pictures.
Most of the primary schools in Gurgaon are well-prepared to offer a smooth transition to further joiners. Assigning buddies, early dismissal during the first few days, fun games & various other activities are planned to give an enjoyable start to the students.
At Gurugram Global Heights School, more than hundreds of students start Grade 1 and enjoy a great settling-in experience. Know more about GGHS Primary school, click here – https://www.gghschool.com/primary-years-programe/