Sending your children to school is rather a major step. Although many parents send their children to school without any previous preparations, it can turn out to be very rewarding, for both parents and children, to prepare them before entering school. Below are some useful tips on how to get your kids ready for school.
Well, this one is obvious. Kindergarten is a very significant phase of the child’s life, in terms of academics, general knowledge, and life in general. At this stage, children meet new friends within their age groups and begin to build up on their own unique identity. Focus is shifted from “me” to “us” and a sense of belonging is developed, which is important because the child would have acquired a set of skills on how to act in class and how to deal with fellow students. As for the academic aspect, they start learning the basics, such as alphabets and numbers and so on.
Discipline is an extremely critical quality that stems from the heart of the family; if the child lacks discipline at home, do not expect him/her to have discipline at school. But, do expect a lot of phone calls and complaints. Good manners allow the child to interact with students and make a lot of friends, and continuously receive positive compliments which will boost his self-confidence. Discipline in class ensures that the child pays utmost attention and gains the maximum benefit from the lesson. This will save time in the near future, while helping them with their studies and money in the far future, to avoid private tutoring or additional courses.
- Home tutoring
It is said that the child absorbs the greatest amount of information in his first five years, so pay attention to those early years. Starting to teach your child in his first few years is a very wise thing to do, from language to simple mathematics to arts. This can keep your children at the top of his class and ahead of other students as they become smarter and brighter at an earlier age. This can also help you spot your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and allows better progress of their gifts and abilities.
You may or may not be aware that the little, tiny embryo growing in his mother’s womb is greatly affected by the external surrounding environment. Other than avoiding fights with partners and the use of bad language during pregnancy or at the presence of a pregnant woman, you can play or listen to music, read novels, solve algebraic equations, plant flowers, just do anything useful, and your child will be affected by whatever they feel or hear. This is scientifically proven so do not underestimate the power of passing on knowledge and skills to your unborn child.
Written by Elizabeth James, who writes for Kumon,co.uk, a private tuition company.