Top Tips for Helping Children with Pre-K Education

Tips to help with Separation Anxiety

  1. Always explain to your child beforehand what they should expect.
  2. Do not sneak away.
  3. Start reading “back to school” books a few weeks before school starts. The Missing Mommy Cure by Midge Leavey prepares your child for new beginnings.
  4. Stick with short goodbyes (remember…extended “i love you’s” and long goodbyes will heighten child anxiety.
  5. Find a preschool or daycare that specializes in separation anxiety (just in case your child surprises you with a melt down the first few days (or weeks) of school.

Tips To Motivate your Child to Learn

  1. Do not limit learning to the classroom. Allow children to experiment with nature and conversation.
  2. Develop a world of reading. Read to your child, or have your child read to you. Reading 20 minutes per day will create a good habit for your child.
  3. Give your child options of what type of learning they’d like to do. Children feel more comfortable choosing their activity.
  4. Focus more on your child’s strengths rather than his weaknesses. Children need to feel proud of themselves, otherwise they will be discouraged and totally turned off to learning.
  5. Recognize the fact that all children learn differently. Some learn easier with visual aides, and some through hands on activities. For instance, if your child is a visual learner, demonstrate how something is done or if your child is an auditory learner, read them a book about a specific subject.
  6. Lastly, keep it fun!

Tips To Help Your Child’s Social Interaction

90% of a child’s permanent foundation for brain development occurs in the early years according to Rauch Foundation. An overuse of gadgets can only stunt this growth and cause a negative impact on the child’s overall development.

If your child is spending more time on a tablet or phone, instead of interacting with others, it can be harmful.

  1. Our number 1 tip is to teach your child about their emotions. Allow your child to discuss their feelings openly and without judgement.
  2. Let your children know that they are free to talk, ask questions, and communicate their needs, desires, and ideas.
  3. Bring your child to places where they can meet other children, play and interact. A playground, water park, sports, preschool classes, dance or karate are all good choices.
  4. Be a good role model. Children tend to watch and listen to their parents and sometimes mimic them. Allow yourself to have some fun, interact with others and speak freely.