How can we as parent help our children so they can prepares themselves at kindergarten? It is known that children who are prepared and comfortable with their first school experience will have better chance to have a great result in their study and achievement. Parents are the first teachers for children; therefore it is our job to help them prepare for kindergarten life by introducing them to key concepts about what they will encounter at kindergarten. You can do that by enjoyable, exciting and fun method using the combination of playing and education at the same time.
You can introduce your child with basic education concepts such as make them familiar with the numbers, colors, shape, structure, alphabet, reading, song, etc while playing with them. You can use their interest as preference to teach them. You also can use any possible ways such as, book, music instrument, movie or surrounding environment. By making the learning activities as much fun and enjoy as possible, the children will have the positive feedback from the learning activity and will be much easier to absorb and learn to what they have experienced.
These activity wills assist them to become more comfortable and self esteem as they encounter resemble concept at the kindergarten, and able to absorb the lesson much better. Make them facing something that they are not prepare to, can make them feel anxious and stress. This will hinders their concentration and lessen their ability to learn.
It is also a good thing if you can practice your children to become separate from yourself for a moment. Make them spending sometime with other people outside your own family such as babysitter, daycare center or play group. This will help them to become more independent, relax and less anxiety when they have to separated from their family for few hours at kindergarten.
Children are like plant that will grows and blooming at different times. But, it is our responsibility as parents to assist and nurture them by giving them the experience that they need to grow.