When the baby grows up and it is time to send him to kindergarten, a lot of doubts and fears stand in the way of parents. Excitement is quite normal in this situation, but it should not prevent the baby from getting used to the new lifestyle and routine. In many ways, how the child goes through the adaptation period depends on the parents themselves.
Set your child up to be positive in advance. It is worth telling the baby about all the benefits of going to kindergarten. Explain to your child that he is already growing up, he needs new communication, new friends and interesting activities.
Teach your child self-care skills such as undressing and dressing, using the potty, washing, eating, and falling asleep on their own. Observe the daily routine close to the kindergarten routine in advance.
Do not delay goodbye to the baby, bringing him to the group. The worried face of the mother will worsen the situation and cause anxiety in the baby. If the child has a hard time breaking up with his mother, ask other family members to take the baby to the garden.
Give your baby gifts for other crumbs on the first day of visit. The child will behave more confidently when introduced to a new environment. You can approach this in advance and make gifts with your own hands.
In the first days of visiting kindergarten, leave the child for 2-3 hours. It is best if this time falls on an afternoon walk. Gradually increase the time the baby is in the group, listening to the recommendations of the educators.
Tell the caregivers about your child, his preferences, and how to distract and calm him down. If your baby has a favorite toy, then let the baby take it with him to kindergarten.
Dress your child in comfortable clothes that the child can handle on their own. Clothes should be in season, the baby should not be cold or hot in a group. The number of changeable clothes should be sufficient, include 3-4 sets of underwear, group clothes in the same amount.
Provide your little one with the best possible comfort at home. Treat with understanding the whims of the crumbs during the adaptation period. Reduce recreational activities. Spare his nervous system during a difficult period, reduce the load on it.
Do not forget to be interested in everything that happens to the crumbs in the garden. Praise him for his obedience, new skills, crafts and drawings made.