Science-Based Tips for the First Day of Preschool
To help your first day of preschool go as smoothly as possible, here are a few science-based tips to keep in mind.
Start the day by feeding your child a good breakfast. This will help him or her be alert and focused during the day.
Ensure that your child is comfortable and familiar with all of the new classmates and toys. Help them to build relationships with classmates and toys by providing gentle encouragement and positive reinforcement.
Set clear expectations for your child’s behavior. Be stern when necessary, but also be understanding and patient.
Make sure your child is getting enough exercise. A little exercise not only keeps them healthy but also helps to regulate their moods and energy.
If your child is having any trouble adjusting, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. There are many qualified professionals available that can help children thrive in a new environment.