Preparing you Child for Pre-School Video

Learn how to prepare you child for the preschool experience
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I am here to talk to you about preparing your child for preschool. It's important that your child be socialized before you take him to preschool. It's a very big change for a kid to go from being with mommy alone all day everyday to being with a bunch of kids, without mommy a lot of kids suffer from separation anxiety. So my first and most important piece of advice in preparation for preschool is take your kid everywhere you go when they are really young, if you can. Take them to work if you are allowed to do that. Have them experience what it's like to be around other people, have them able to see and watch you interact with other people because children learn what they live, that's probably the most important thing of all. You also want to tell them that you are going to work, if you go to work, I am going to work now and you could come with me and you could see what I do. When you go to school that's going to be your job and when you go to school, you have to be on time and you have try to listen to your boss who is your teacher and you have to try to be kind to your coworkers who are the other kids. Prepare them mentally to understand that they are - it's their job to go to school and to become learners and they want to be available for the information that's being passed on to them. You will want to talk to them about the kinds of things that they are going to do in preschool and make a calender that's visual. You can make it yourself, make a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday to Sunday and put a smiley face for your child to represent them and put a bigger smiley face for the teacher and then put one that has your hairstyle next to it, so they can see how often they are moving from being in home in the morning, here we are, then you go to school and then you are going to be home with me again, then you wake up with me in the morning with me and you go to school, so that they get a visual aid to understand that they are going to be in this place on a daily basis and they get to come home at night and that will probably make it a lot easier for you and avoid that whole separation anxiety.

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