Just as we start our New Year afresh, our children, too, prepare for a new school term. At Kinderland, we ensure our children are well prepared for their new adventures and challenges that this next school presents for them! We start the year on a good note – reminding the children to build or continue with good habits. The children learn self-help skills like cleaning up after themselves and brushing their teeth. The predictability of the school’s timetables help include these activities seamlessly into every child’s day. These positive habits will become natural for the children as they grow.
Children of Kinderland Preschool @ Revenue House extending their positive habits of brushing their teeth properly, a self-help skill learnt at Kinderland
It is common for children to experience mixed feelings like excitement and anxiety. After spending a substantial amount of time during the year-end holidays with their loved ones, separation woes are inevitable. Parents act as a big influence to motivate children to stay optimistic and thrilled to start the new school term. While some take time to warm up, most children are excited to be moving along to the next level. Parents are encouraged to remain upbeat to help your child shape a hopeful perspective towards returning to school.
Children at Kinderland Preschool @ Ministry of Manpower orienting little ones on their first day through a short briefing on classroom rules and learning corners
Encouraging children to take ownership of their belongings by using cut-outs of them to make the associate and recognise their designated seat and cubby hole
We understand that the first few days of school is often challenging, and bidding goodbye may be tricky. At Kinderland, we soothe these separation anxieties by providing parents schedules and updates that will do well to ease first-week jitters.
From the get-go at first week, infants are introduced to textures and colours, finding joy in engaging and interacting with these new objects.
At Infant Care level, parents are kept up-to-date with a checklist of the daily routine the child goes through. This includes details like naptime duration and food intake. The list ensures parents are well-informed that their baby is settling in, in a comfortable environment for their total development.
Regular updates are sent through to Kinderland parents in the first weeks. These photos aim to share with parents how their children are coping in the new environment. These will also include updates on when children learn to hit new milestones with the guidance of the teachers.
Daily “Latest Moments” uploaded on a daily basis to keep parents updated on how their children are doing.
Kinderland believes that every child deserves a curriculum that can empower them to grow and learn at their own pace. Their teachers will guide the children through their daily motions, reintroducing the children to allow them to get accustomed to the new school term. Effective communication between school and home while looking into each child’s needs will ensure a pleasant experience for all parties.
Parent-Teacher communication during arrival and dismissal is also a good opportunity for parents to learn more about their child’s routine and day at the centre. This forms a healthy co-working relationship that supports the child’s learning journey and growth. Watching this positive interaction between family and teachers will help the child make an optimistic connection between home and school. Such an observation will help ease the child’s transition into a new school year. This exchange will also educate the children about relationship-building that they can practice with friends and family.
Kinderland promises a fun and engaging environment that inspires children through our music-infused curriculum throughout the year. At the start of a school term, our young ones are always excited to be forming wonderful memories with their newfound friends!
Article contributed by Kinderland Workplace Centres – Kinderland Preschool @ Ministry of Manpower, Kinderland Preschool @ Ministry of National Development and Kinderland Preschool @ Revenue House.