If you need tips in surviving the first day of preschool, read on.
Interest your child
A few days before the start of preschool, let your child pick out his own bag, set of notebooks, pencils and other school supplies. If he is excited about using his new supplies, he’s less likely to cry or get nervous on the first day.
On the first day of school, you and your child should wake up earlier than usual. Eat breakfast unhurriedly. Go through your child’s normal routine at his own pace so he won’t feel harried or stressed. Allow your child to pick out his own clothes too. If he is comfortable with his appearance, he would be more confident in preschool.
Some children are excited to go to school. If your child is somewhat hesitant, make sure you set his expectations. Explain to him why there are many kids in school and why his teacher would ask him to do some things. If your child know what to expect in school, he would just take everything in stride.
Don’t pressure your child
We all want our child to excel academically but don’t pressure your child too much especially on the first day. If he refuses to participate in class, don’t scold him. Encourage him instead. Tell your child that since he already knows the ABCs, numbers and other cool things, he’ll surely do great. Explain to him the his teacher is there to help him when he needs it.