Whether it’s your child’s first school or a new school, getting acclimated to a whole new environment can pose challenges.
Fortunately, Kinderland offers programmes that help little ones build resilience and confidence – and ease their transition into preschool and beyond. Here’s some smart advice for parents from this early learning expert.
Change can be difficult for anyone. And due to a relative lack of life experience, young children often find it tougher to deal with transitions. That being said, kids are incredibly resilient, allowing them to adapt quickly to change – if given the right environment and guidance.
Parents play a paramount role in helping their children integrate and accept changes in their lives. When your child is starting at a new school, the most important thing you can do as a parent is remain understanding and patient with your child, even during any temper tantrums.
In order to help your child better integrate and feel comfortable in a new environment, you should also consistently encourage him or her to make new friends. This is a significant step in allowing your child to feel comfortable and develop roots in the new community.
Since challenges are inevitable throughout life, it is essential to ensure children are exposed to a holistic curriculum that nurtures them from an early age. This provides them with a strong foundation as well as the ability to learn and adapt quickly. With music at its core, for instance, Kinderland‘s unique integrated curriculum incorporates different elements – from S.T.R.E.A.M* to immersive Mandarin instruction – to provide a comprehensive learning experience for your child.
Similarly, it is important to introduce them to programmes that promote values such as care and responsibility from a young age, so they are able to develop and cultivate these traits as they get older. All of these teachings contribute to resilience.
*Science, Technology, Reading & wRiting, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics
Although a new school inevitably brings about major changes in your child’s life, it is also important to acknowledge the changes it brings in yours. Therefore, when choosing a preschool, finding one close to your home o workplace is encouraged, as it brings about more convenience as you’ll be able to send your child to school and pick him or her up on the way back home.
Kinderland has 16 centres across the country, with two conveniently located in the Central Business District, ensuring that the right preschool for your child is just around the corner!
From The Finder, Issue 303 / Kirstie-mae Baptist
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