Kindergarten is a huge life milestone for kids. For some kids, it's the first time that they will be exposed to school. For other kids, it's a move from preschool to elementary school. It doesn't matter if your child is experiencing their first taste of school or if they have gone to preschool, you want to make sure that they are ready for kindergarten. So, what are some of the things that you can do to help your child be ready for kindergarten?

Tour the School

Many schools will offer future students the chance to tour the school before classes begin. It's generally in the few days right before school begins, but it will give your child the chance to see their classroom and meet their teachers before the first day of school. Knowing where they are going and who they are going to see there will make it easier for your child, especially if you can remind them of things that they were interested in when you toured. 


Starting school is going to mean a whole new routine for you and your child. Most kids don't do well when their routine suddenly changes, and you don't want to set your child up for having a bad day because they aren't ready for their routine to change. But, if you spend a couple of weeks before the first day of school getting your child ready like you would if they were in school, you aren't springing a new routine on them all of a sudden. The benefit of practicing getting ready for a couple of weeks beforehand, you are going to be able to work out any glitches and problems so that you can create something that runs smoothly most of the time. It still won't always be easy, but it will be easier. 

Calm Down

You may be feeling all kinds of feelings about your baby starting kindergarten and your child is likely to pick up on those feelings. If you are stressing about it, your child is going to stress out about it too. But if you work to feel calm about it or even excited, it's going to help your child feel that way too, and not be as upset about starting school as they might otherwise be. 

Starting kindergarten is a big step. You want it to be as easy as possible for your child. You can help your child transition to school as easily as possible. 

For more information on how to transition to kindergarten, contact a professional near you.