When your little one begins his first year of infant education in September, he must have acquired a certain level of autonomy. To facilitate its integration, it is advisable to get used to it in summer, little by little and establishing routines. These are the aspects to train.
Living with other children forces the child to have a certain level of autonomy in terms of their basic needs. When the course begins in September, the following will be expected of him:
1. Sphincter control. Many schools do not have enough staff to take care of children with diapers, so they insist that the child starts the course with the acquired toilet control. In addition, you should know to warn that you want to pee and hold the desire to the sink. You will also be asked to clean yourself with toilet paper and wash your hands after. The rhythm of maturation necessary to be able to control both urination and defecation differs greatly from one child to another and some children may encounter certain difficulties. In any case, it is advisable to train them with enough time and avoid the pressure of the starting date of the school. If your child is uncooperative, lean on the routines that work, use your patience and do not punish him. “There is scientific evidence that punishments can create problems in the future” clarifies the pediatrician Dr. Martín-Calama.
2. Eat alone. If you go to the school cafeteria, you should eat with a spoon and fork, drink in a glass and use a napkin to clean your mouth.
3. Know how to put on some clothes. You will be asked to know how to put on your shoes . Catch it with Velcro closure and if there is no sign on the shoes, make one so you can differentiate the left one from the right. You should also teach him to put on a jacket or anorak by putting his hands in the sleeves in front and passing the garment over the head.
4. Collect your things. Pick up your toys, hang your clothes in the right place, put your things in the backpack are part of the school routines. All these tasks can already be worked at home.
5. Hold sitting until you finish your homework. Acuscumbrale not to get up at all times when eating, drawing, reading … Instead, limits the hours of TV and video games and increases visits to the park, ride a bike or go to the pool to spend their energies.
6. Greet, say goodbye, thank you, ask please. Living in society involves following the basic cordiality guidelines. These are acquired little by little and require rigor and perseverance from home. Help yourself with the game of magic words .
7. Talk. Talking with him giving him time to express himself correctly will help him develop his language. Children’s stories and songs should have a space in their daily routines.
8. Lie down at your time. In mid-August, it is advisable to modify your rest periods so that you can go to bed soon. The child should sleep an average of 11 to 12 hours a day.