Is my toddler ready for playgroup/ preschool?
This is one of the most common questions that parents ask me.
In this reel I share 5 important points to note to know if your toddler is ready for playgroup / preschool
1. Your toddler should be following a routine at home.
Ideally, they should be able to do many self-care tasks that are part of the routine by themselves. They should be able to feed themselves, pull their pants up and down and put on their shoes before they start school.
2. Your toddler should be able to follow simple instructions.
They should enjoy doing household chores with you and be able to follow simple instructions during the chores.
3. Your toddler should be able to communicate needs and preferences.
Even if they have a very limited vocabulary, they should be able to ask for what they need through 2â3-word sentences or gestures. They should also be able to indicate what they want and donât want through gestures.
4. Your toddler should be used to staying without the parents for short periods
They should be able to play when they are left with caregivers or neighbors for short periods.
5. Your toddler should be curious
They should want to explore inside the house. They should also be interested in going out of the house to explore and discover. They should be curious and interested in people and things.
It is ideal for your toddler to also be daytime toilet trained before they begin preschool. If they still havenât achieved that milestone âstart working towards it.
Is your toddler starting playgroup / preschool this year?
Are they ready?
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