Musings of A Playgroup Teacher
Working with the playgroup is definitely not BORING! Each child comes with their own personality and character. As a playgroup teacher, I always try to anticipate each child’s behaviour. This helps in making the child feel more at ease, especially during the first few days. Communication with the parents is also vital. They will let us know the habits and little details about the child. For example, a particular child likes to be cuddled or a child does not like it when there are too much noise.
Some playgroups are shy, whereas some are very confident and are extroverts. Every child settles differently. Some settles after a few days, there are some who takes longer.
As a caregiver, I try to assure and give the child time to adapt. Assurance and security are keys to settling a child. Changes can be seen after a while.
When the child starts to slowly move away from a place that he or she is comfortable with, the child will start to smile and talk and join in activities too!
It gives me a great sense of satisfaction and pride when I see a child feeling more at home in school.
Written by Fazleen