The adaptation of the babies to the bilingual nursery school
September came, it is time to return to the routine. We go back to work and the children have to go back to school and to the nursery. Today we are going to know a series of guidelines that will help us to make the adaptation of the child as easy as possible and less traumatic for the child. There a
September came, it is time to return to the routine. We go back to work and the children have to go back to school and to the nursery. Today we are going to know a series of guidelines that will help us to make the adaptation of the child as easy as possible and less traumatic for the child. There are many doubts that arise to parents, when the child will start in a daycare center in which the priority language is English. What happens if you do not understand the teachers? Will you feel displaced? Will it be worse than if it were a normal daycare? Is it harder?
Adaptation of the child to daycare in another language
To begin with, we must differentiate between the ages of the child. It is not the same for the child to start with 4 months than with two years. So we will be dealing with the adaptation period according to the age group.
- Up to 7 months of age. How in any daycare. It is the period in which the baby, needs less time to adapt. In general, children do not yet have the same feeling of attachment to parents. Although they need more love and more attention. Therefore, in nursery classes of nurseries, only 8 babies are allowed. As for English. The same thing happens to him, the baby does not even know Spanish yet. With what is the best ideal time to start with English. The baby, in a couple of weeks, will be, accustomed to the accent of English without any problem. In fact, at this age, you will not need any support in Spanish.
- Period of adaptation to the nursery from 7 to 14 months. Usually the hardest. Although, as always, it depends a lot on the character of the child and the feeling of attachment towards the parents. When they start in the nursery, the educators, should pay close attention and above all observe at all times, to know the way of being of the child and discover if their needs. Until the child begins to speak, the introduction of English is done in a very natural way. And your brain will be prepared to listen and understand English whenever you are in daycare. If the child has a difficult period of adjustment, we can support ourselves a bit in Spanish, when he is more nervous. Always with words of support.
- Between 15 and 30 months of age. At this age, children are beginning to reason and understand each other. They are aware of where they are going and one of the child's weapons is blackmail. You already know the effect on parents of crying and anxiety. What can make entry into the kindergarten tougher. At this age, it is very convenient that we explain to the child before starting where he will go and what he will do. Even so, the first days are usually hard at the time of leaving it in the nursery.
The best advice is to do it quickly, say goodbye to the child from the road, and explain that as soon as he arrives he has to stay and dad has to go to work. If we extend the farewell, what we do is that the child will cost more to increase their hope that dad finally decides to take it home. With what will increase the scream and crying the longer we stay with him.
For English, it is convenient that the educator also control Spanish. Since the child may have some need and we must understand him. In addition, until a month passes, the child will be adapting and getting used to his new habitat and his companions. Once the child is comfortable and enjoys in the nursery. We must start with English in a natural and constant way. Although let's not forget that children are beginning to understand explanations better and better. With what an explanation in Spanish and English, before starting a topic, can advance much the development of English.