Summer vacation is coming to an end and in a few days the children will be back at school. There are many who are going to go from nursery school to primary school, an important step that often negatively affects many children. In this case, the work of the parents is essential since thanks to their help and support, this important change can be much more bearable for the child.
WHAT DOES GOING TO PRIMARY MEAN FOR THE CHILD
As with children when they first go to nursery school, the move to Primary involves a series of changes and challenges that most of the time go completely unnoticed by the parents themselves. Primary school represents a drastic change for most children compared to nursery school and that is why they must be helped as much as possible.
The change is quite big and important in all aspects: new classmates, new teachers, new subjects of study and greater responsibility. Starting in Primary, the way of learning is different, giving much more importance to the subjects taught by the teacher .
THE EMOTIONAL LEVEL OF CHILDREN WHEN THEY MOVE TO PRIMARY
The work of parents in the face of this change is essential and that is why they must empathize with their child in everything and listen to him , in addition to respecting his feelings and emotions. Some children suffer more than others and when they go to Primary they can become insecure or afraid. If you notice that your child has a hard time the first few days, you should not minimize anything of importance and listen to him at all times to treat such a problem. Thanks to the help of parents, children are able to better adapt to this change and leave behind such mixed feelings.
WHAT SHOULD THE TRANSITION TO PRIMARY SCHOOL BE LIKE?
The change from Infant to Primary should be as gradual as possible to ensure that the child adapts as best as possible to said change of stage. It is quite normal for children to show different fears of something new that is coming to them. Starting with new classmates or learning new subjects is something that can be scary, but if parents are able to explain that it is not so bad and that little by little they will adapt, the move to Primary will not be as catastrophic as it may suppose in a beginning.
TIPS FOR GETTING A GOOD FIT
The main change that children will have when they move to Primary is that of greater autonomy and independence. From now on the minors will not have a teacher who is at all times watching them. The child must be much more autonomous and begin to do things on their own. The responsibility must be much greater so that parents must begin to entrust them with tasks of the house such as making the bed, setting the table or taking care of the pet.
The problem for many children is that despite being a certain age they are not responsible at all and depend on their parents at all times and when they reach Primary they find themselves alone due to their great dependence. If you are the parent of a child who goes to Primary, do not hesitate at any time to delegate certain responsibilities and obligations. Children should help at home as much as possible in order to reinforce their confidence and personality. It is good to create a series of routines at home so that you know how to adapt in the best possible way to the new year and stage in Primary.