Transitions are important and significant moments for children. Here are a few resources that can help you and your child(ren) during the process:
1. Transitioning to Preschool:
2. Transitioning to Kindergarten:
A few useful books as tools for transition:
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVp9ZBmPu8o (caveat: this is a great book. It has, however, a page that talks about an uncle in Heaven, which you may wish to skip. You could say instead: ‘we even have an invisible string between us and Hashem.’)
It can be helpful to have a school ritual you share with your child. For example, you could read 3 pages of a book before leaving the school, or kiss their hand and let them push you out of the school’s door. You could even give your child an object to hold onto while you are away, like an ‘invisible string’ or a picture. A ritual can help keep the transition at school short, sweet, and simple.
Whatever ritual or strategy you decide to use, make sure to communicate it to the primary teacher(s) in the classroom.
Our staff is there to support you throughout this process!