Psychologist Zberovsky called the ways of motivation for future first-graders
In two weeks, the first school bells will ring across the country. Thousands of yesterday’s kindergartners will step into the new academic year and the mysterious school life. 360 found out how to properly prepare a child for September 1 and what needs to be done to smoothly adapt to the new schedule.
Learn to take care of yourself
Many parents believe that future first-graders, even before going to school, should be fluent in reading and adding in their minds. Household skills turned out to be much more important, the site noted. kp.ru.
It is important to teach the child to be independent. A responsible student should be able to wash their hands and comb their hair without unnecessary reminders, be able to pack a briefcase and fold school clothes – usually sportswear and a change of shoes.
But this is not enough. Experts advised parents of future first-graders to teach them how to use a public toilet. At school, children will not be taken to the bathroom, so it is important to show the child in advance how the plumbing things work. It is important to teach preschoolers to dress and undress on their own – this will save parents time before going to school and after school.
Learn to communicate and talk about yourself
No less important were the communication skills of the child. Teacher Nina Mushta told the publication “Gazeta.ru”that preschoolers should know the answers to simple questions about themselves and their families – for example, the last name, first name and patronymic of the parents, the address of the place of residence and telephone numbers.
According to the teacher, the child should be able to talk about himself. If the future first grader can explain what he is fond of and what he likes, then he will surely find comrades soon.
First graders need to be motivated
When moving from kindergarten to a child, it is important to adjust to the new schedule and properly motivate him, psychologist, doctor of science Andrey Zberovsky told 360. In his opinion, the schedule after kindergarten does not change much – children still wake up early. But in order for them to get up with pleasure precisely at a school where they still do not have acquaintances, they need to be interested.
If we are talking about a first grader, then the main motivation is “you have become an adult”. A child always has a desire to be older. It needs to be emphasized
According to Zberovsky, most children go to schools in the same districts where they attended kindergarten. Therefore, it is highly likely that yesterday’s kindergarten friends may be behind the school desk.
Give your child a reason to be proud
Zberovsky recalled that all children love to show off – someone with a pencil case, someone with notebooks and other school supplies. It is important for preschoolers to take with them to stationery stores so that they themselves choose accessories for study.
Another important point that works well with children in the first four grades is the child’s personal involvement in preparing for school. So that all sorts of rulers, notebooks, rubber bands and briefcases are bought taking into account his wishes. <…> It gives a sense of pride – everyone is proud of what pens, folders and pencil cases they have. Children from this pret, as they say
The school uniform is equally important. Clothing should be chosen taking into account the wishes of the child, Zberovsky recalled. According to him, the future student should be comfortable in it, children should like themselves.
Give a personal example
The psychologist and author of books gave some more useful tips for preparing children for school. According to Zberovsky, before the new school year, it is important to gradually form a rest schedule – children should go to bed earlier in order to wake up on time.
It is necessary to fall asleep at home earlier, preferably with the whole family, so that the child does not feel like an outcast. Get up earlier too
If we are not talking about a first grader, then the child probably has school friends. Before September 1, you need to resume contacts with them – then the children will be especially eager to meet with their comrades within the school walls.
You can talk about your positive experience at school, interesting school stories from parenting practice to motivate the child
The specialist added: before school, you can work with children in various subjects. For good performance – be sure to praise. It will also add motivation before school. In addition, it is important to create the idea that a good study will allow you to get a good profession, and already it will help you fulfill your childhood dreams.
In the Odintsovo city district, the “Social backpack” campaign was held. School supplies were presented to children from low-income families.