The start of the year is a busy time! In addition to preschoolers having their own set of challenges early in the year, they can sometimes get caught up in our ‘rushing’ too. Now might be a good time to ‘check in’ with them. Here are some ways to explore conversations with your little person while making life long connections.
Taking that BIG step and attending kindy or prep can be overwhelming, exciting or sometimes a little bit of both. Although it can be overwhelming for our children, it can also be equally overwhelming for us parents. If we are a ‘first timer’ many of us may not have encountered a school setting since we left school ourselves!
When a shy child comes into the studio the physical signs are easy to spot – a lowered chin to chest, semi-closed eyes, thumbs and or fingers in mouth, and often darting behind Mum or Dad, clinging to their legs trying to hide. They retreat into a protective shell that can be hard to prise open.