Preparing your kid for School is definitely a tough job.
Adjusting to school can be tough for any child .
You can help ease your child’s with these ideas and activities.
It is not as difficult as it is made out to be. Every child is bound to get admission somewhere or the other. What else are we supposed to do to get our kids admitted!!
Start planning when your child is 2 & half years:
Some schools don’t take nursery admissions because they don’t have any more seats. If you want your child to be in a particular school, better you admit her in pre-nursery so that you don’t face rejection next year.
Give him a sense of what to expect:
It’s the rare child who isn’t at least a little anxious about starting school. Resist the temptation to say things like “It’ll be the most fun you’ve ever had,” or “There’s nothing to be afraid of,” and never belittle your child’s fears or concerns. Instead, help calm his fears with information.
Talk to him about what to expect when he gets to school — where he’ll be going, what he’ll be doing, and who will be in class with him. Before school begins, visit the classroom together at least once, preferably when other children and his future teacher(s) are there.
Come up with a good-bye ritual:
If this is the first time your child will be away from you, he may worry that you’re not coming back, or that you’ll get lost and won’t be able to find your way back to the school to pick him up at the end of the day.
Invent a special parting ritual — such as a high-five, or saying something like, “I’ll be back to get you soon, long before we see the moon” — that you do each time you drop him off.
And though you might be tempted to sneak out without so much as a wave when you drop him off, don’t do it. He will only be more distressed when he realizes you’re gone.
Give him some time:
During the first few days, allow extra time to get him ready and out the door in the morning, too. The more calm things are at home, the easier the separation will be.
Things will be settled with time… But you have to be patient.
Practice listening skills:
Teachers often encourage their busy young pupils to sit still and listen.
You can help your child prepare for this request by occasionally asking him to sit quietly and close his eyes, and then ask him to tell you all the different sounds he hears. Talk about what’s making the sounds and where the sounds are coming from.
You can also play games that require your child to listen to directions, solve problems, and take turns.
Nurture the artist in residence:
Creating art — whether it’s finger-painting or molding clay — helps preschoolers develop the visual and fine motor skills they need to write. Keep paper, paints, crayons, and other art supplies on hand and encourage your child to create whenever he wants.
Doing simple mazes and connect-the-dot pictures will also help your child develop beginning writing skills.
Prepare for the Interview:
Prepare yourself some nice questions and answers. You don’t need to prepare two dozens of them but few good ones that you can use as a bucket list. You will be asked these questions when you meet the school principal or in the admission form.
Dress up your kid and yourself smartly for the interview