Your child 3-5 years

Back in small section of kindergarten


By taking your first steps in the world of adults to the small section of kindergarten, your child acquires the autonomy that will open many doors for him.

Small section: he is looking for fusion

  • At 3 years, your toddler does not take much distance from the adults around him. Of course, he is not totally dependent as at birth, but he still needs them to understand the complex world he discovers, and to be reassured. At school, in the absence of dad and mom, he will naturally seek to merge with his master or his mistress. Only here, the twenty-five other little angels who are in the class have the same tendency!

And me and me and me !

  • A 3-year-old toddler does not care about other children he is in an individualistic and egocentric phase. Before him lies the indispensable task of constructing his identity, of forging his "self". He is not in a phase that pushes him to take an interest in others. Result, in the yard, he plays next to his classmates, rarely with them. Buddies, it's not time yet.

In small section: he learns with his body

  • The intelligence of your child working essentially in a concrete mode, at this age, all learning is mainly through the body and the five senses: it must move, touch, manipulate, etc. Of course, small kindergarten programs are designed to meet this specificity.
  • But the teacher must also enforce discipline in his class, teach children to sit, to be quiet, to put away ... From then on, frustrations are inevitable.

How to accompany it?

  • Faced with the unknown world of the school and a teacher who can not take care of him exclusively at any time, it is likely that your child is a little distressed at the beginning of the year. So be sure to give him all the necessary serenity at homefor example, by ensuring a very regular and repetitive pace of life, which emphasizes rituals, especially that of bedtime.
  • Also try not to let yourself be overwhelmed by your own anxieties (Not so easy to part with his little one!), because you would not like to pass it on to him, right?
  • Your child will have to make inevitable efforts, to comply with the demanding rules of the school (schedules, promiscuity, discipline, concentration ...). So, organize moments of relaxation : walks, swimming pool, outdoor games ... but also beaches of freedom.

Isabelle Gravillon