Introducing Young Children to the Classroom

young studentsYoung children often see the first day of school as an adventure. They pick out their clothes the night before, pack their backpacks with new pencils and notebooks, and wake up at the crack of dawn filled with excitement and anticipation.

At school, they are exposed to many new people, sights and experiences. It is easy for a small child to get overwhelmed and distracted. Experienced teachers know how important it is to ease students into a school routine without putting too much pressure on them in the beginning. It is understandable that a child may become restless while sitting at school furniture for the first time, so creating an active, dynamic classroom environment is essential. This helps new students feel more comfortable and confident, and sets them up for future success at school.