Ways to Help Your Child Navigate Primary School

December 12, 2021 Vega Schools Academics

Ways to Help Your Child Navigate Primary School

As a parent of a toddler who's about to set out on their educational journey can be daunting. There are a bunch of things that you need to ensure in order to prepare your child for primary school and make sure they have a smooth journey. As this is the first time a child spends a considerable amount of time away from their primary caregivers, young learners need constant support from their parents to be able to feel at ease in their primary schools.

While the start of a new school year is exciting, the first day of primary school may be the most crucial learning milestone. However, given the widespread school closures caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, the start of the school year this year may be especially noteworthy for children (and parents) who have recently said goodbye to preschool.

Primary school is a significant developmental milestone for young children since it is their first year of “serious” education. As enjoyable as this time is for some, some primary school learners struggle with the extended hours, difficult academics, and time away from their parents.

Let's look at five ways in which parents can help their children navigate through primary school and make the most of the time they spend there.

  • Establish Consistent Routines at Home.
  • Routines help children learn by making them feel at ease and in control of their surroundings, as well as by encouraging their self-confidence and sense of belonging within the family. Some significant family traditions that may help youngsters feel prepared for kindergarten are as follows:

    • Bedtime Routines

    Bedtime rituals ensure that youngsters get a good night's sleep and wake up relaxed and ready to tackle the day's activities. A nighttime routine must include a consistent bedtime and a predictable schedule of activities.

    • Reading Routines

    It is recommended that parents read with their children for at least 20 minutes every day in order to assist their children in developing communication and language skills. This reading practice can be done as part of your child's bedtime ritual or at another time that is convenient for both of you. Allowing your child to select the book is an excellent way to make this time child-centred (and to increase your child's joy and engagement in this time together).

    • Family Meal Routines

    A family mealtime plan helps you to not only teach your children appropriate eating habits but also to spend quality time conversing with them, which enhances their language abilities and deepens their bond with you. You may also integrate mealtime routines that will help your children in school, such as washing your hands before supper or teaching them how to clear the table. 

Explain What Primary School Will be Like

Talk to your child about primary school will be like to help them get ready for this big shift. Children frequently have questions about primary school, especially if they are attending a new school.

Spend time with your child talking about what primary school will be like.

Include them in the selection of school supplies (e.g., backpack, clothes, etc.). You may also talk about your primary school experience with your child to show them how to communicate their feelings.

Primary school is one of the most important times in a learner’s life. This is the time when children begin to build technical abilities and establish the groundwork for their academic future. This is why it is critical to enrol your child in a reputable primary school.  Vega Schools is one of Gurgaon's most well-known primary schools.  We providelearners with a well-rounded education that allows them to discover their true selves. We arerecognised for providing best-in-class teaching, cutting-edge facilities, and a balanced mix of academic and extracurricular assistance.

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