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HOW TO ENRICH MY CHILDS LIFE FOR TRANSITION TO PRIMARY SCHOOL SWATI POPAT VATS.

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1 HOW TO ENRICH MY CHILDS LIFE FOR TRANSITION TO PRIMARY SCHOOL SWATI POPAT VATS

2 If I had my child, to raise all over again, Id finger paint more and point the finger less. If I had my child, to raise all over again, Id finger paint more and point the finger less. Id do less correcting and more connecting. Id do less correcting and more connecting. Id take my eyes off the watch and watch with my eyes. Id take my eyes off the watch and watch with my eyes. I would care to know less and know to care more. I would care to know less and know to care more. I would be firm less often and affirm much more. I would be firm less often and affirm much more. I would build self-esteem first and the house later…. I would build self-esteem first and the house later…. A Thought that inspires the Journey of Parenting:

3 AS YOUR CHILD TRANSITS TO HIGH SCHOOL HE WILL NEED AND DEPEND ON THE EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS OF THE PREFRONTOL LOBE IN THE BRAIN What are you doing to help it develop?

4 Enrich your childs life by ensuring that the child can use the executive functions of the brain……which are these functions?

5 The executive functions of the brain Focus And Self Control Perspective Taking Communication Cognitive flexibility Inhibition Ability to defer gratification Estimating time Working memory

6 Promote communication Learn to identify ways to communicate with your kids Learn to identify ways to communicate with your kids Dont drone Dont drone Have eye contact Have eye contact Understand hovering Understand hovering Understand pull for attention Understand pull for attention Pay attention Pay attention Ask specific queries Ask specific queries

7 Promote Focus- Play Games That Require Children To Pay Attention. Play Games That Require Children To Pay Attention. I spy I spy Puzzles Puzzles Red light – green light Red light – green light Musical chairs Musical chairs Bell game Bell game

8 Promote Cognitive Flexibility Have Children Play Sorting Games With Changing Rules. Have Children Play Sorting Games With Changing Rules. Encourage Children To Pretend And To Make Up Pretend Stories. Encourage Children To Pretend And To Make Up Pretend Stories. Give Children Puzzles. Give Children Puzzles.

9 Promote Working Memory- Play Games That Have Rules. Play Games That Have Rules. Have Children Make Plans, Follow The Plans, And Then Discuss What They Accomplished. Have Children Make Plans, Follow The Plans, And Then Discuss What They Accomplished.

10 Promote Inhibitory Control- Play Games Where Children Cant Go On Automatic Pilot. Play Games Where Children Cant Go On Automatic Pilot. Peg-Tapping Game. In the Peg-tapping game, children are supposed to do the opposite of what you do. Peg-Tapping Game. In the Peg-tapping game, children are supposed to do the opposite of what you do. Day-Night Task. When shown a picture of a black background with a yellow moon and stars, children are supposed to say day etc. Day-Night Task. When shown a picture of a black background with a yellow moon and stars, children are supposed to say day etc. Simon Says, Do the Opposite. Simon Says, Do the Opposite.

11 Promote Inhibitory Control- Select Computer Games Carefully. Select Computer Games Carefully. Hearts and flowers Hearts and flowers Flanker tasks, such as Feed the Fish. incorporates a technique called the Eriksen flanker task. Theres a big fish in the middle of the computer screen. The task is to feed this fish. If the fish is pointing right, children need to press the right-hand button to feed the fish etc. Flanker tasks, such as Feed the Fish. incorporates a technique called the Eriksen flanker task. Theres a big fish in the middle of the computer screen. The task is to feed this fish. If the fish is pointing right, children need to press the right-hand button to feed the fish etc.

12 Promote Perspective taking Why is it important in children? Why is it important in children? Helps make sense of own and others experiences Helps make sense of own and others experiences Better adjustment to school Better adjustment to school Helps them understand what teachers want and expect. Helps them understand what teachers want and expect. Helps in learning to read Helps in learning to read

13 Games for perspective taking Role play games Role play games Drama Drama Play games of changing roles Play games of changing roles

14 Attention Deficit Disorders And Executive Functions Of The Brain There are three kinds of ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 1.Theres ADHD of the hyperactive type; 2.Theres ADHD of the inattentive type; 3.And theres a combined type of ADHD.

15 Attention Deficit Disorders And Executive Functions Of The Brain Inhibition: is the ability to avoid distractions and stop themselves. This can be tested by a stop task, Children with ADHD are most likely to need the stop signal to occur earlier in the process for them to be able to stop themselves. Ability to defer gratification: Children with ADHD may be more likely to choose an immediate reward over a reward that will happen later, even when the delayed reward is a bigger or better reward. Estimating time: People of all ages with ADHD are likely to be less accurate in estimating how long things will take. Working memory: Children who have the inattentive form of ADHD have a harder time holding different things in their memory at the same time.

16 What makes children misbehave? Embarrassment. Overbearing and insensitive adult Unrealistic deadlines. Family argument prior to school. Bully in school/bus/play area. Impatient adult Inability to complete a task that is too difficult.

17 The transition to primary school Transitions tend to be some of the most difficult and stressful moments in the life of a child. At these times teachers and parents often find themselves dealing with more challenging behaviors and feeling more like police officers than nurturing caregivers. Transitions tend to be some of the most difficult and stressful moments in the life of a child. At these times teachers and parents often find themselves dealing with more challenging behaviors and feeling more like police officers than nurturing caregivers.

18 'six steps to conflict resolution' 1. Approach the situation calmly 2.Recognize the childrens feelings 3.Gather information and restate the problem 4.Ask for ideas / solutions 5.Retell any suggested solution 6.Support children to act oh their decision

19 What is an effective transition? Effective transition is when children……. Understand what is coming ahead of time. Understand what is coming ahead of time. Have some experience of the new environment and the people in it. Have some experience of the new environment and the people in it. Feel safe, secure and valued in their new school. Feel safe, secure and valued in their new school. Know that staff at school will listen to them and respect what they say Know that staff at school will listen to them and respect what they say Understand what is expected of them (learning behavior) in school Understand what is expected of them (learning behavior) in school Know what they should/shouldnt bring into school. Know what they should/shouldnt bring into school. Enjoy the experience of moving to the big school. Enjoy the experience of moving to the big school. Feel that they have a measure of control over the process Feel that they have a measure of control over the process

20 Why do problems arise with transition? Problems can occur during transition for a variety of reasons : For instance:

21 The children might be unsettled or upset about the move from one setting to another. The children might be unsettled or upset about the move from one setting to another. The children may have developed very close relationships with both staff and children in Jumbo Kids. They will miss them! The children may have developed very close relationships with both staff and children in Jumbo Kids. They will miss them! Theres a very different ratio of adults to children in a primary class than there is in an Early years setting, meaning it is almost impossible for the children to get as much individual adult attention. Theres a very different ratio of adults to children in a primary class than there is in an Early years setting, meaning it is almost impossible for the children to get as much individual adult attention. Behaviour issues may surface, particularly in those children who are confused by the change. Behaviour issues may surface, particularly in those children who are confused by the change. Progress in learning and development can slow down while the child adapts to the school setting. Progress in learning and development can slow down while the child adapts to the school setting. children will have to depend on their independent skills for accessing toilet, looking after their bags and themselves. children will have to depend on their independent skills for accessing toilet, looking after their bags and themselves. There will be a jump in the learning content in the primary years There will be a jump in the learning content in the primary years

22 How will we help your child? Your child will visit a primary classroom in the next month Your child will visit a primary classroom in the next month Teachers will talk to them and help them become independent Teachers will talk to them and help them become independent Children will continue with three line format in standard one and two Children will continue with three line format in standard one and two Primary teachers will come to observe Sr.kg class Primary teachers will come to observe Sr.kg class More emphasis on Copying from the blackboard and reading in sr.kg More emphasis on Copying from the blackboard and reading in sr.kg More worksheets in the first few months in primary More worksheets in the first few months in primary

23 In everything you do as a parent, remember that …….. Only you can enrich your childs journey to primary school. All the best.


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