How to test a child's readiness for school
First call Is a special event not only for children, but also forAdults. It would seem, there is nothing complicated in this: the baby is released from the older group of the kindergarten and automatically enters the first class. However, it is not always necessary to be so categorical.
There are children who should not be rushed to sit onSchool bench, because they are simply not ready for the burden that awaits them. How to understand if a child is ready to go to first grade? About this in our today's article.
Psychologists argue that there are five main criteria according to which one can assess whether a baby is ready to become a first-grader. So, let's consider each of them in detail.
Child's readiness for school
- Intellectual index
Intellectual readiness for school is determined by thinking, memory and attention.
The child should have a basic knowledge ofThe surrounding world. Specify whether the kid knows such information: his name, surname and place of residence; Geometric shapes (square, circle, oval, rectangle); colors; Does the meaning of such words as "more", "less", "high", "low", "right", "left", "above", "under," "near," "narrow," "wide »; Can you compare different objects and find differences in them, determine the signs of phenomena and objects.
So that in the future the student does not have problems with studies, you need to take care of training his memory. It's quite simple to do this.
Every day in a game form, invite him to memorize the quatrains or short rhymes (for example, agnii barto).
Decompose several objects in front of the baby(Toys) and ask them to remember. Then let the child close his eyes or turn away, and you at this time hide some object. Let him try to determine what was hidden.
Prepare 10 different pictures or objects and give the baby time to remember them. Then take it away and ask to list those items (or pictures) that he remembered.
The ability to focus is important not only forSchoolchildren, but also for adults. To check the attention of your future first-graders - read aloud a few pairs of words and ask to determine the longest. If the kid starts to ask again, it means that his attention is poorly developed and he was distracted by something during the exercise.
- Motivational indicator
To check the motivational readiness of the child for school, find out if the child wants to attend school; Whether he has the desire to learn new information; Whether he wants to receive new knowledge.
- Psychological indicator
The requirements of the school are very different from those,Which are made in the kindergarten. Your kid is ready psychologically if: he has such qualities as organization and independence; He is able to control his behavior; Is ready for new forms of cooperation with adults.
- Social indicator
Since the child who first went to school,You need to learn how to establish contact with others, his social readiness is determined by the following factors: ease of communication with peers; Ability not interrupting listening to someone else's opinion; Compliance with the order of the line, when necessary; Ability to support conversation.
- Physical index
If the baby is healthy, it is much fasterWill adapt to the school, so it is very important for parents not only to take a certificate from the relevant specialists, but to make sure that the physical parameters of the baby are fully in line with the norm.
Before the school you need to check your hearing, sight,Assiduity, motor skills (whether the child can play with the ball, jump, go down or climb the stairs), the appearance of the child (whether he looks rested, cheerful, healthy).
Separately I would like to talk about readinessParents. Firstly, it is very important to take into account the material side and be ready for rather large expenses: office supplies, clothes, sports uniform, shoes, food and much more.
Secondly, very often parents do not psychologicallyAre ready to release their child to school, showing unreasonable anxiety and even panic. If you notice such anxiety, try to realize that it's time for your child to get used to an independent life, and if he needs help or advice, you will definitely help him!
Hope our advice will help determineReadiness of your baby for school. Tell your friends about this article, for sure they will also be interested to read it! We sincerely wish all parents patience, and first-graders - fascinating lessons and new friends!