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Transitioning to another routine

INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCES AND HOW THEY CAN LEAD TO PARENT-EDUCATOR PARTNERSHIP CHALLENGES

It is important that the educators ask the parents to explain how the day was structured for the child prior to the settling in period in order to gain a deeper understanding of what the child may expect.

  •  Have a daily schedule that has basic routines planned ahead for the whole term if possible, this needs to cover; school stars and morning greeting (circle, assembly) breakfast, lunch, outdoor play, relaxation these at home

  • have a picture trail on the wall that shows in pictures or photos of the daily schedule and go through this with children who find transitions difficult. This is a good tool for children who do not speak the language of the kindergarten

  • educator can also have this schedule on their person in a small picture design on a keyring to use individually with the children who need more one on one

  • give children a few minutes warning of a transition to give them time to adapt.