The period of adaptation of children to school or nursery school
Starting nursery school is a great change for the child. It implies leaving the family nucleus, where he knows the environment and the members of his family and feels protected to enter an unknown and bigger world. This is a difficulty for the child, has to accept that he has to separate for a few h
Starting nursery school is a great change for the child. It implies leaving the family nucleus, where he knows the environment and the members of his family and feels protected to enter an unknown and bigger world. This is a difficulty for the child, has to accept that he has to separate for a few hours from his family to adapt to a different place and will have to live and learn to relate with peers.
To help the child in the entrance to the school or the infantile school, many centers impose the call 'period of adaptation'. It is about helping the child so that the first days are as hard as possible.
How to help the child during the period of admission to school
Adaptation often depends on the age of the child or if he has attended another center before. In any case, it is convenient to know some guidelines so that the first days of the child in the school are as easy as possible:
- The relationship between the center and the family is very important. The mutual knowledge between the parties is fundamental to establish a good relationship that facilitates the adaptation of the child. The center should inform parents about the importance of the adaptation period and it is recommended that they deliver a document on how to carry out the process.
- The first day of school is hard for children and adults, but it is important to stay calm and be calm and safe. The attitude that parents have is basic for children to live adaptation without fear. They should always go with a smile and so that children do not perceive the sadness or insecurity that parents may have. Hay - We must be aware of the emotions and reactions of the children since they are likely to need help or more attention . Hay - You have to be patient and be flexible with the children
, especially during the first days when you have to adapt not only to the center and the new people you will find there, but also to the schedules. - The adaptation period does not last the same time in all children, some take longer than others. It is considered to be over when the little one has a certain emotional stability and is able to take these moments of separation with the family more calmly.Source
: World Association of Early Childhood Educators (AMEI)