A six-year-old in kindergarten

A six-year-old in kindergarten.

Six-year-olds generally enjoy going to kindergarten, because he feels the need for constant contact with his peers. He likes to participate in common, team activities and games. Some children who attend pre-school centers that are open only three times a week look forward to the day of classes.

Situations are relatively rare, when a six-year-old child prefers not to part with his loved ones, stay home. The reason for this state of affairs is usually the wrong attitude of the closest environment to the duty, to be taken by the child - scaring with a kindergarten or a bonfire, teacher, colleagues. As a result, the child is harmed, because it is often difficult to break his negative attitude to a new life situation.

child six, seven-year-old wants to expand the circle of her experiences. If, therefore, the situation awaiting him is presented to him as a kind of advancement: - you've grown up with it, to go to kindergarten, to school, then they are positively disposed to the upcoming change. It depends on our suggestions, whether learning, in the opinion of the child, will be burdensome, boring and tedious work, or with adventure, learning and discovering new interesting things, allowing for better, deeper understanding of the world.

Some parents are concerned about this, that their child does not encounter learning difficulties at school, they try to introduce them to the arcana of the complicated art of reading, writing, accounting. If the child himself shows interest in these activities, if he asks his parents for the names of the letters, tries to read the inscription encountered on the street, or the title of the newly received book, then let us give him an exhaustive answer, as well as every question. However, if the training is to take place only at the initiative of adults, without the slightest interest on the part of the child, under pressure, better to give it up. Proper preparation of a child to take up school duties is not only about teaching him to recognize letters or numbers, adding or subtracting. This is a much more complex matter.

If we want to make some reckoning, objectively assess our educational efforts so far, see, whether we have prepared the child well to start systematic learning, we have to answer honestly a whole series of questions. And among others:

Have we reliably enriched the child's knowledge of the closer and further surroundings??

Did we try not to leave unanswered any of the questions we were asked?

Have we got them used to self-service?, we learned to dress ourselves, washing, food, care for clothes, keeping toys and books in order?

Have we become accustomed to making contact with other people?, we learned to take care of small matters outside the home on our own, shopping, for example, newspapers at a kiosk or groceries at a nearby store?

Does our child not only know how to play in harmony in a group of his peers, but can also behave appropriately in a conflict situation, settle a fair and tactful dispute arising during the game?

Does he speak clearly and correctly, whole sentences, without making syntax and grammatical errors?

Does he speak freely and boldly even in front of people, which he meets for the first time ?

Has a sufficiently rich vocabulary, fully understands terms such as: they, pod, before, for, next to, in a minute, now, today, morning, the day after tomorrow, yesterday, day before yesterday, next week, a lot of, little etc.

If we can answer yes to all these questions, meaning, that we have fulfilled our parental responsibilities well, we have properly prepared the child for the tasks that await them at school. We can be calm, that he can handle it, will not encounter difficulties, will easily assimilate the knowledge and skills provided for in the program.

We gradually accustomed the preschooler to independent play without adult supervision in the sandbox or on the playground in the neighborhood, for shopping at a nearby kiosk or local store, but he always walked around the city under the care of adults. The student will soon be able to navigate the streets on his own. For now, he will only walk from home to school on his own – and back, but over time, he will start making more and more independent trips around the city. And you have to prepare it properly. Teach the rules of safe crossing of the road, compliance with applicable regulations, prudence. We have to make it happen, so that the child can cross even a busy street without fear, and at the same time it would not charge unnecessarily, he was not recklessly putting himself in danger.