Artėjant akimirkai prieš praveriant darželio duris, nerimauja visi: mama, tėtis, broliai ir sesės, seneliai. Linkime mažajam pipirui lengvos adaptacijos, draugiškos aplinkos, nuostabios ir supratingos auklėtojos. Mes, darželio ugdymo specialistai, nerimaujame ir išgyvename taip pat. Kiekvieną vaiką sutinkame kaip savo ir turime vieną bendrą tikslą – kuo sklandžiau ir ramiau išgyventi pereinamąjį laikotarpį ir kas rytą matyti žibančias vaiko akis. Kaip pasiekti puikių rezultatų kartu?
The first tip is that everyone needs patience
First Tip - Everyone Needs Patience Don't have preconceived expectations. Someone got into the life of the kindergarten very quickly, and someone wiped a tear at the door for a whole year. All children are different, there is no recipe for how to prepare a little one so that he can calmly walk by the hand and go to the educational institution. Children survive in their own way, experience different stages of adaptation and worry.
First of all, the parents themselves must be determined and positive. "The time has come. You're growing up, it's time to change the environment, chat with little friends, get to know other adults. We will always be there, but now you have to go." Keep such, not necessarily directly voiced, but more internal message in yourself and do not waver. Children feel every doubt, empathetically accept every worry and tear. Be gentle, patient, but firm.
The second tip is to have a plan for the adaptation period
First day: the child, together with the accompanying adult, plays with friends for two or three hours (if the little one feels safe, you can extend the time at your discretion); Second day: the child, together with the accompanying adult, plays with friends for half a day until lunch; Third day: the child, together with an accompanying adult, plays with friends for half a day until lunch, but is occasionally left to play with friends for a short time without an accompanying adult. The fourth and fifth days depend on the agreement between the teacher and the parents. If the child feels good and the teacher confirms it, it's time for the next stage of adaptation - to stay and be in the kindergarten only with group mates and teachers.
The third tip is about what you can do at home to help your child adapt more easily
Maintain a kindergarten schedule. Eat lunch, take a nap at the same time as your kindergarten friends, including on weekends. In this way, you will help the little one get used to the regime, create a safe feeling of repetition. Talk about the day, remember what fun happened, emphasize that kindergarten is a great place to get to know the world, make friends, taste, experience, and learn a lot of interesting things. During adaptation, we recommend spending evenings with the little ones more quietly than usual. It is likely that the child may be more irritable, get tired faster. New experiences for a small person are a big challenge, so we suggest giving up active entertainment, additional activities, groups for the first weeks. Stay together.
Fourth tip - talk about kindergarten, friends you met with a smile
Children understand everything: if mom or dad talks about the educational institution with anxiety, or comments negatively about the food, the environment or the educational specialists - the child feels all this. Talk about the topic of kindergarten in a positive, calm manner, as if it were about something that is normal and sweet for you. Fifth tip - let's work together The educators wish your pepper nothing but the best. Trust them, listen to their advice. Be sure to share your fears and be cooperative in telling as much as you can about your little one. We all strive for the same safe and happy childhood haven for your children.
*It is very important to understand that the real adaptation begins when the parents leave the kindergarten.
*If in the first week the baby goes out and comes back happy, without tears, it does not mean that it will be like this all the time. Adaptation is more difficult for some at the beginning, for others it begins only after a few weeks of attendance. Don't worry and let the processes take place naturally.
*Believe in the educational institution, its philosophy, and educational specialists - your child will feel it too. Step by step, you will release the increasingly self-confident little person into the cozy shelter of educators and the fun world of discovery.