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Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:37

Getting Ready For Nursery School - Anxiety

The thought of going to a new school can be overwhelming for your child. Not only is it a new location, there will be lots of adults and children who are strangers. This plus being upset at being separated from you for a long time, can lead to a child who does not want to go to school because of the anxiety they experience around it. To help your child feel less anxious:-

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Wednesday, 18 September 2013 16:05

Getting Ready For Nursery School - Self Help

By the time a child arrives at nursery school age, he/she should have already begun to assert their independence by wanting to do for themselves and try on their own. This ability to function independently is necessary for success in nursery school. This child will be able to better cope in the absence of one- on-one direct adult assistance.

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Balanced Diet

When a child enters nursery school, it becomes even more critical that they enjoy having a healthy and well balanced diet. They will be using up way more energy through increased brain function and physical activity. A child who is hungry cannot concentrate on learning, a child who is overweight will have difficulty developing motor skills, a child having excessive sugar intake will be too excitable to focus, and a child on a severely restricted low fat diet will lack the energy and nutrients needed to perform at its best.

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