When you are going to be sending your wee little one off to daycare for the first time, you want to make that transition as easy as possible on everyone in the household. There are some things you can do that will make the transition a lot easier and you can learn about some of them right here:
Start on the schedule a week ahead of time
By the time the first day of daycare comes, you want to know that the morning is going to go off without a hitch. This means getting your little one used to the bedtime they are going to have to keep once they start daycare in order to know they are getting enough sleep and waking up early enough to be ready without being tired and cranky. This is why you should start working on that new bedtime and wake up time a week ahead of time. This will have everyone on time and in a good mood on the first day of daycare.
Have everything prepared the night before
Pick out your child's clothing the night before and have their bag all packed up with the things they will need to take with them to daycare. This way, all you have to do in the morning is get them dressed and feed them. If they are dealing with first-day emotions, you will have extra time to help them deal with those emotions patiently, because you won't have to worry about taking care of other things in a morning rush, since they were already handled the night before.
Have something special for your child to use or wear on that first day
Whatever your child likes can be used as an easy to get them focused on the excitement of their first day, instead of leaving them feeling anxious. For example, if your child likes superheroes, then buy them a new super hero shirt they can't wear until their first day of daycare. Or, if they really like shoes with lights, then get them a new pair of shoes with lights that they won't be able to wear until the first day of daycare.
Arrive a few minutes early
If the daycare center is okay with it, bring your child to the day care a few minutes early, so you can help them find a friendly face to connect with on that first day. When you leave them talking with a new friend, you will find that you both feel better when you walk out that door and leave them at the daycare.Share
3 September 2018
After my children started school, I knew that I had to do something to improve their comprehension. I started slowly by working with them with their homework, and then I slowly gravitated towards working with them to master the core concepts they were learning in school. It was a lot of work, but my efforts really paid off. After about three months, my children's teachers were reporting improved grades and better mastery of most of the core concepts. This blog is here to help other parents to know how to improve their own child's education so that they can enjoy a happier life.