by Sherry V. Crawley at atlantaparent.com
Take a moment to reflect on how you felt the last time you started a new job or moved to a new home. You probably didn’t sleep well for several days. You might have had too much nervous energy, and you were likely afraid you wouldn’t make new friends. For kids entering pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, they are going from being at home with a caregiver or in a nurturing day care into a school setting and beginning a more structured and academic daily routine. That’s an awful lot to adjust to all at once.
If your child is nearing the transition into PreK or kindergarten, some thoughtful preparations for the big move can put your child on a path for academic and social success.