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3 Ways To Prepare Your Toddler for School

Starting school is exciting thing for parents and their toddlers, but there is a-lot that parents have to do to prepare their youngsters for their big day. The success of a child in school depends greatly on how well he or she is prepared before entering school. There are three very important things that parents can do to prepare their toddlers for school. Those three things are making sure that the child is on a set a schedule , disciplined and knows the basics such as counting and the alphabet.
Children need to be on a set schedule before starting school. They have to understand that they have to do certain things and certain times. Parents should set up schedule for meal times, nap times, television, etc. It is also important that parents limit the time that their children watch television. Setting up a schedule at home will allow a child to adjust to the school schedule better.
Children also need to be well-disciplined before they start school. They have to understand if they misbehave, there will be consequences. For the best results, discipline should be consistent. If a parent says that he will do a certain thing to a child if he or she misbehaves; he or she should do it. Being firm and consistent is the key to raising a well-disciplined child. If a child understands that there are consequences for bad behavior, he or she will be less likely to act up in school. Unruly children are a common complaint of school officials and good home training helps prevent that.
Parents should also take the time and teach their children the basics before they enter school. A child who already knows how to count and knows his or her alphabet will have the greatest success in school. This will also allow them to be a step ahead of some of the other students. Parents should go over the alphabet with their children several times before he or she enters school because this will increase retention.

Parents play one of the most important roles in the successful education of a child. That is why they should take time out to prepare their children before they enter school. By setting up a schedule, discipling their children and teaching them the basics, parents are already preparing their children to be successful students in school. Successful students in school make successful people in life.