Transitions from Preschool to Kindergarten

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Transitions from Preschool to Kindergarten

By | October 2012
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Transition from Preschool to Kindergarten

Today, I’m going to talk about “Transition from preschool to kindergarten”. Transition is when you move from a familiar place to an unfamiliar place where you are separated from your friends or families. If you have ever made a move from one location to another or separated from friends, you know how hard a transition can be. Going from a known, comfortable environment to one that is different and unfamiliar can be very stressful. This is often how young children feel as they move from preschool to kindergarten. For a young child to experience transition from preschool to kindergarten is very hard for him or her, if a smooth transition is not given to the children, they might face difficulty in studying and unable to cope with what the teacher is teaching in the classroom. Therefore, appropriate activities must be provided to young children to ease their anxieties about leaving a familiar environment for an unfamiliar one. As teachers, we have a responsibility to facilitate that change. Preschool refers to the first formal academic classroom-based learning environment that a child customarily attends in the. It begins around the age of two to five in order to prepare for the more didactic and academically intensive kindergarten, the traditional "first" class that school children participate in. On the other hand, it acts as a way to prepare children (especially those of a disadvantaged population) to better succeed in a kindergarten. Kindergarten is a form of education for young children which serves as a transition from home to the commencement of more formal schooling. Children are taught to develop basic skills through creative play and social interaction. In most countries kindergarten is part of the preschool system. Children usually attend kindergarten after the age of five depending on the local custom. Transition activities are very important to preschoolers as they enter from preschool to...