4 ways you can best prepare your child for ‘big school’

By Move!
17 January 2020
Mom and child (PHOTO: Getty images)

Mom and child (PHOTO: Getty images)

Some children walk into their Grade One class confidently with a happy wave to mom or dad as they leave.

For others, it can be an anxious time at a new school far removed from their close friends. Anything new is scary even for adults, and even more so for children.

Claudia Abelheim, an educational psychologist with The Family Life Centre, shares tips on how parents can make the transition to “big school” easier on their little ones.