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From kindergarten child to school child: what is changing now

In a class with more than 25 children and one teacher, not all children can have a turn at the same time. Exercise patience and consideration Taking on others - this is part of the development from kindergarten to school child and is difficult, especially for only children. Therefore train these social skills with your child at an early age. It also has to learn at home that it cannot always be the focus and that other people also have needs.

5. Homework

Come home and keep studying - homework is perhaps the biggest change in the life of a kindergarten kid to a school kid. At school you learn together, at home you are alone. That takes a lot of discipline. Prepare your child for homework before starting school. In the afternoon, take care of Rest periods, in which painted, tinkered or read aloud becomes. This also promotes skills like attention and concentration. Children continue to learn playfully and with companions with scoyo. Try it now.

Support your schoolchild in the challenges of everyday school life by asking for a regular routine to care. For example, homework should always be done at the same time and there should be enough time every day to play and romp in the fresh air. Rituals from kindergarten, such as reading aloud together, meals together, and greeting or farewell rituals now give your schoolchild a sense of security and should be retained.

How your child changes

On the way from kindergarten child to school child, many new impressions, experiences and challenges await the ABC shooters. No wonder that the little ones also change as a result. We'll show you how you can best support your child now:

1. Self-employment

You will soon notice that your schoolchild is becoming more independent every day. What it learned as a kindergarten child is now being further improved. It can also happen that skills are overestimated and something goes wrong. But small failures are part of growing up. So if the bathroom floods again or the scrambled eggs are burned, try to see the good intent behind the mess and explain to your child how to avoid it in the future. That way it will work much better next time - and you as a parent benefit from that too.

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2. Self-awareness

Your schoolchild now counts himself among the "big ones", and with it the self-confidence also grows. In their study "KILIA Cooperation Project Identity and Performance Development in Initial Classes", the teachers Gisela Kammermeyer and Sabine Martschinke were even able to prove that many first graders "a slightly inflated self-conceptThis self-awareness should be encouraged as it has a positive effect on performance.

Tip: Praise also for small successes, encourage new experiences despite small risks and do not take too much from your child - this creates dependencies and weakens self-confidence.

3. Gender awareness

The perception of one's own gender is now getting stronger: Girls and boys play less together than when I was in kindergarten. Their role models and interests keep diverging. It stays that way until puberty and is no reason to worry.

4. Language

Your child's linguistic competence improves during the transition from kindergarten to school child - this development is getting faster and faster. It expresses itself better and more contextually. His vocabulary is getting bigger and bigger. You can promote this process e.g. B. by reading and singing together or board games.

5. Social contacts

Your child is more likely to decide for themselves who they want to meet. Confidently allow this | © Trinity Kubassek / pexels.com

Your schoolchild is now increasingly choosing his friends himself. If you were able to manage the social contacts during kindergarten, your child now decides for himself with whom he wants to make friends and with whom he doesn't.

6. Responsibility

Many children want more To take responsibility and thus prove their independence. So leave your schoolchildren alone small tasks like taking care of a pet or shopping.

7. Right to privacy

Children now increasingly want to be undisturbed and not be constantly monitored, especially when friends are visiting. Accept the closed nursery door and respect it Your child's privacy.

What changes for parents

But it's not just the children who change, there are also many new situations for parents on the way from kindergarten to schoolchild, which at first may seem overwhelming. We'll give you tips on how to make the changeover easier.

1. Let go

Letting go - that is the big keyword now. This process began with entry into kindergarten and continues with school enrollment. You should be your children accompany you on your way to independence, even if it is sometimes difficult and it all happens too quickly for you. Your "big school child" would like to now more and more freedom, and you should allow that too. Whether on the way to school, with homework or in the afternoon - step back and give your child the trust they need. That gives you self-confidence and self-assurance - important social skills for the future.

2. Show interest in school

Always stay on the ball when it comes to school. Ask daily questions, listen patiently and also accept if your child does not want to tell anything.

3. Give the child time

New rooms, new friends, new teachers - your child has to deal with a lot of changes in the first few weeks after starting school. Give him time to yourself to get used to the new situation and talk about both positive and negative experiences and experiences.

4. Don't become a second class teacher

"As much help as necessary and as little as possible." - This is what the renowned Bielefeld psychologist Elke Wild, who has dealt extensively with the subject of "home learning", advises. Parents should Promote independence and motivation and be available for questions and uncertainties. The ABC-Sagittarius then makes the development away from kindergarten child and towards school child all by himself.

5. Highlight positive developments

Most children look forward to school and are highly motivated to learn. So that this does not fall by the wayside in the first years of school, praise your schoolchild a lot and emphasize positive things instead of blaming or scolding - even if it is difficult. The primary school researcher Gisela Kammermeyer, professor at the Institute for Education in Children and Adolescents, encourages parents to give their To trust children and to praise every little progress: "You should emphasize what it can and not what it cannot." Of course, as a parent you are only human and you lose your patience. It is important that you then apologize to your child or explain why you reacted in this way.

6. Accept other role models

Views that are conveyed to your child outside of the parental home become increasingly important during the development from kindergarten to school child. You have to get used to it. The class teacher has a special role in your child's life. Make sure the authority of the teacher out of the question, even if you sometimes disagree. However, if there are major discrepancies, speak to the teacher in confidence.

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