HOW DO I PREPARE MY CHILD TO START SCHOOL AND SUPPORT THE SCHOOL ADAPTATION PROCESS?

  1. Do not idealize or demonize the image of the school. You can describe your childhood experiences to your child (the good ones and the more difficult ones – only without exaggeration;) – so that the child has a real picture of what may happen to them)
  2. Try not to generate your fears on your child through messages like: “Now it’s going to start,” “No more lazing,” “Oh my gosh, how can you handle it…?”
  3. Ensure good contact with teachers and school staff
  4. Meet the parents of other children in your child’s class
  5. Initiate meetings of children outside of school
  6. Tell your child about what such a day at school might look like
    (try to answer your child’s questions openly)
  7. Assure your child that there are adults at school who may provide help
  8. Let your child choose a school trip equipment on their own – utensils, backpack, pencil case
  9. Make sure your child has their own learning place (away from TV, computer,
    with proper lighting, comfortable chair)
  10. If possible, implement a constant rhythm of the day or week adapted to the needs of the child and the whole family (you can use the ready-made family planner, wall or refrigerator calendar with the option of quotation, etc.) so that the child is aware of the time to study, rest, play, additional activities, or trips
  11. Tell your child about the differences and similarities between school and kindergarten
  12. Do not burden your child with a number of additional activities, give them time to rest
    and play freely after class

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