Big things are coming for the Inventors at ABC Day Nursery … the transition from nursery to primary school! We have been focusing on getting your Preschooler primary school ready. It’s so important to constantly talk about school during the build up to settle any worries and to turn them into excitement.. And wow, our preschoolers are EXCITED!
Dress by ourselves
For the first few months of primary school, the new uniform is exciting. (Until they realise wearing your own clothes is way cooler!) So we’ve been practising self dressing techniques. Emily set up a self dressing tuff tray with zips, buttons, velcro and even the hardest of all.. Laces!
The Inventors took it in turns to practice and Erin and Delilah were super focused on the laces and with the help of the staff, they even managed to do a bunny lace! The determination of their faces was a picture. Tongue out and all! Self dressing helps children develop skills of balance, coordination, flexibility and strength. The more they do it themselves, the more the motor skills develop!
Primary School Dresses!
Some of the girls wanted to take it that step further and practice putting on school dresses! Delilah, Erin and Daisy took it in turns to undress and dress themselves. Different methods such as over the head, over the legs and around the body were practised, but they weren’t getting away from those tiny buttons. With true concentration and determination, they were all successful. Primary school is an exciting time and the girls took it in turns to tell me what they were excited about. “Making new friends”, “Being in Ladybirds” and “Forest school” were some of the reasons! How fun.
Need some tips at home? Here are some tips on how you can encourage your preschooler to master self dressing.
- Let them try, every time! Even if they don’t succeed, practice makes perfect. Try to avoid correcting straight away.
- Build a good morning routine when getting ready for school.
- Have a “dress up” station.
- Encourage them to pick their own clothes when they are not in uniform.
- Let them practice buttons/zips on other items of clothing.
- Give your child plenty of time to dress.
- Start simple and build up!