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Dynamics Therapy Centre for Kids
Issue 46 | February 2018
Is your child having trouble settling into preschool?

Is your child having trouble settling into preschool?

The first years of school are filled with many wondrous moments, but it is also a time of tremendous emotional, social, intellectual, and physical development. It is common for children to feel a mixture of excitement and fear initially, and this can lead to unsettledness, fatigue, or even changes in behaviour (i.e., irrational tantrums, changes in sleep habits, bed-wetting).

Play Date

This is all expected as they learn to adapt to their new environment and routines. Some will adjust fairly easily, while others might take longer, or for some, their excitement carries them through the first few days, and then they become less keen as the novelty wears off. It is helpful to understand that how a child handles their transition depends largely on how parents react and respond to them. Children easily pick up on parents' worries and emotions, so always try to stay optimistic and confident in your interactions with them!.

Events and Happenings
Know of a child struggling in his new school?
Know of a child struggling in his new school?
Tuesday, 20th February 2018
Entering a new environment can be very taxing to a child. The need to make new friends, understand what is being taught and fitting in can be overwhelming and a challenge. While some children ease into this school routine easily, there are some who require some support.
Speech & Language
Quick Tips
Tips
  1. Remember that separation is a process. Expect that your child will need time to feel comfortable with the new situation. To ease any separation anxiety:

    • Allow your child to take something special from homePlay Date (i.e., a hankie with your favourite perfume, a small snack box or a picture of mum and dad).
    • Read books on school anxiety, like The Kissing hand or Llama Llama Misses Mama, to explore the topic of separation and teach new ways to cope with it.
    • Develop a brief good-bye routine and keep to it (i.e., . a quick hug, a peck on the cheek, and a "See you soon!"). Also, pay attention to your body language - standing up straight and keeping a smile on your face is more empowering than a slumped shoulder and a worry frown.
  2. Arrange regular play dates. This allows your child to practice their play and social skills (i.e., sharing, turn taking).

  3. Familiarise yourself with your child's daily timetable. Spend some time every night talking positively about the various activities that they will be engaging in the next day. By talking through the daily activities, this helps to make the next day predictable for the child.Owl Tips

  4. Tell stories and share pictures about your own school experiences. Encourage other adults (Grandparents, Aunties or Uncles) in your child's life to share as well.

  5. Stay optimistic and confident. If you are finding it difficult to manage your own emotions, come and speak with one of our Psychologists who can advise you on how to better support your child and yourself through this exciting milestone.

Dynamics Apps
As the Dynamics Kids Club member, you get to enjoy privileges across various partners listed here.
Dynamics Kids Club was launched in November 2014. This annual membership programme can be obtained at the beginning of each year after purchasing a therapy package with Dynamics.
Mint Museum
Jaime's Italian
Dynamics Kid's Club members enjoy a 15% off F&B discount when they dine at our restaurants located at Forum and VivoCity
Validity: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

Dynamics Apps

Dynamics Therapy Centre has created apps for the iPad. The apps created include

ASD

Do and Don't

Now and Then

OT Goal Bank

Speech Goal Bank

Task and Reward

V-taskit

Education Made Fun! Click here to our apps at http://www.dynamics.com.sg/apps
Our Affiliates

Dynamics Therapy Centre for Kids is affiliated with:

Dynamics Speech

Dynamics Success Centre

Edunamics

Dynamics Psychological Practice

Early Intervention Programme

We have a large team of speech and language therapists, occupational therapists,
educational therapists, psychologists, teachers & all supported by our administration team.
You can be assured that at Dynamics you only get the best, from the best!


Please contact for more information details at 6734 2634 | 6100 9235 or email inquiry@dynamics.com.sg
 
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