Ways To Get Your Child To Like Preschool

If you are wondering how to help your child adjust to preschool, you’ve come to the right place. Preschool can be a pretty big transition for kids. This entire ordeal can seem rather frightening to them. Fortunately, there are some things you can try at home to get them excited about preschool.

Tips To Get Your Child To Like Preschool

If you are wondering how to help your child like school, continue reading for some essential tips you can try at home.

Hop on Board

One of the very first ways you could try to get your toddler to enjoy preschool is to get on board with the idea in the first place. If you are upset or scared, your child will sense those things in you and will be scared too. This will only make your child have a tougher time with the transition.

Keep Goodbyes Short & Sweet

Don’t spend too much time saying goodbye and hugging your child. The first several minutes of dropping your child off at preschool will be the toughest. Instead of a lingering hug, try a quick kiss and hug. Explain to your child that you can’t wait to hear about their day later on. The longer you linger with your child, the harder it will be for you, your child, and the teacher.

Familiarize Yourself With All the Staff

Talk to the teachers and attend open-door events. This allows you to get to know the teacher and other staff. This also ensures that your child’s experience is a good one. If there is ever an issue that you would like to talk about with the teacher, you can reach out via email. The worst times will probably be drop-offs and pick-ups since most teachers are extremely busy during this time. Instead, reach out through email to set up a time to meet in person or to set up a phone call to discuss whatever it is you need to discuss.

Get Involved

Get involved wherever and whenever possible. If your child’s school allows parents to volunteer to read for the class or to attend a party, don’t shy away from those opportunities. Your child will appreciate your involvement.

Remain Positive

Never speak anything negative about your child’s school in front of them. Children will always trust your perspective. Instead, try and remain positive and remind your child how proud of them you are. Point out their small successes and big ones. For example, if your child tries to write their name, let them know they did a great job.

Keep Things Straightforward

Avoid debating over what your child will wear or eat before you drop them off at school. Instead, keep your attention focused on more important things. Also, don’t worry about whether your child is or is not making new friends. However, you can ask open-ended questions such as “Tell me about some of the other kids in your classroom.”