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SO, YOU’RE A BIG KID NOW?
MAKING THE TRANSITION TO KINDERGARTEN



Do you remember your first day of Kindergarten? I know I don’t, but I’ll bet that first day, as well as a few following, were marked by more than a little trepidation.
After all, this is the big league. They are big kids. At least they feel that way. I wouldn’t tell them any different. It is a big change, even for those that have been in daycare, or pre-K prior to this transition, and they are going to need a little bit of help. No worries though, they’ll do great. Wish they’d tell the PARENTS of kindergarteners. I think THIS transition is worse on them, than the kids! But, that’s another topic! I digress.

From day one, we are afraid of the unknown. No matter how old we get, we just can’t shake that. We just get better at dealing with it. It’s no different for new kindergarteners. We just have to show them the way. And even though it sounds like it’s way too early, child development experts suggest preparing your child a year in advance. While nothing always goes perfectly, following a few of these simple tips will make it smoother.

First, we as parents need to assess our child’s strengths, weaknesses, and personality. Chances are, you already know all these things, spending the most time with them. It’s also when they first start reading. After they learn, the world opens up!

It is important, to instill in them, confidence, right from the start. It begins by praising their determination, and persistence, and do try to encourage them to try new things. It might seem scary, but early experience outside of their comfort zone will help them grow all the more.

Through society’s expectations for them to perform well on tests, some natural curiosity may diminish. Encourage their natural curiosity by using “I wonder” statements, and asking “what if” questions. Keep the curiosity alive!

Self-control is a difficult thing for a child to master, and it takes time. Talk about ways to handle their emotions, learning, and maintaining boundaries and rules.

Being able to relate to others, as a child is paramount. In doing so, they can establish empathy, help others, find it easy to conduct conversations and be tolerant.

Being able to communicate, listen, and question begins now too. Teaching your child to be “fully present” when conversing will help build their budding vocabulary, as well as being able to listen, then speak, and in complete sentences.


A big component of kindergarten is managing social and cognitive firsts. Cooperation incorporates them. When a child is cooperative, it makes play, learning, and other activities more efficient. Sharing, and working together is a skill that will follow them for a lifetime. Show them situations where they should work together to complete tasks, and encourage them to help others.

The author Robert Fulghum was correct in the title of his book, if you stop and think about it. “All I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten.”

Food for thought.
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