Starting primary school is an exciting (and daunting) time not just for the kids, but for parents as well. Compared to kindergarten, primary school feels more “serious.” This new school environment is more structured, with longer lessons, larger classes, new faces, more homework, and different routines to get used to. That’s a lot to cope with! But don’t worry – here are some effective tips to prepare your child for P1.
I. Make checklists to help your P1 kid adjust to new routines.
- Pre-bedtime checklist:
- After-school checklist:
II. Do a transportation practice run.
III. Prepare them for buying food at the school canteen.
IV. Talk about making new friends.
V. Go to orientation together.
VI. Involve your child in their primary school supplies preparation.
VII. Set up a work space at home.
VIII. Get organised.
- Keep a tray for school-related papers:
- Keep a daily homework planner
IX. Ensure their well-being and safety as they continue this next phase of life.
X. Be encouraging, interested and engaged.