To ease the transition to school here are a few suggestions for parents. 

  • Talk with and read to your child.
  • Build a happy attitude toward school.
  • Teach your child safety rules (street, strangers, etc.).
  • Encourage your child to dress independently.
  • Let your child make decisions at home.
  • Encourage your child to pick up toys, etc.
  • See that your child eats well and gets enough sleep.
  • Let your child play with other children of the same age.
  • Encourage naming shapes, colors, sizes, pictures and things in the environment.
  • Give your child a sense of security and love.
  • Encourage your child to take care of toilet needs.
  • Help your child learn to follow directions.
  • Acknowledge your child's attempts to perform a task in order to build self-confidence.
  • Teach your child his/her full name.
  • Discuss with the teacher any conditions which may hinder your child's progress in school.
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