Sending off young children to big school may still require extra preparation. This is even with the fact that these children are not going to school for the first time. However, pre-school is a lot different from primary school and this very difference may cause some anxiety on the part of the child. Parents can do a lot to help ease those anxieties by taking into consideration the different needs of an elementary student from a kindergarten student.
Based on my own experience, I think there are at least three things parents should do to make the transition easier for a child. Elementary students are expected to be more independent than their pre-school counterparts. For children who have gone through pre-school with a lot of assistance from teachers, the higher expectations may not sink in right away. [Read more…] about Preparing Your Child for Big School