Tips for parents of first graders from a teacher

The most difficult task for newly minted schoolchildren is writing and odd numbers. Sticks, hooks, ponytails, letters, words and sentences on a notebook sheet require maximum precision in movement control when all five fingers do jewelry work. To understand how hard it is for a baby, take a pen in your left hand (or right if you are left-handed) and try to write your name. How smooth and fast do you get it? But adults already know how to write! Do not scold a first grader for ugly letters. Continue to develop your child’s fine motor skills so that the arm muscles perform finer movements. Working with the visual arts educational and methodological complex for grade 1 not only helps students develop spatial thinking and creative skills, but also trains the small muscles of the palms, which contributes to faster and more accurate writing.

Make sure your child has a hearty breakfast and drinks enough water in the morning. In order for breakfast to be healthy, it is recommended to include fruits, grains and dairy products in it.

Teach your child how to pack a bag and read what is common core math. It is best to do this according to the following algorithm:

Show the first-grader several times how to put school supplies in a satchel, taking into account the lesson schedule.
When the child has mastered this step, pack the briefcase with him.
Make a checklist of how to build a portfolio and make sure it’s done correctly.
When you are convinced that the student has learned to do this on his own, you can no longer control him.

Do not require the child to sit at the table until he has completed the entire volume of additional tasks. A first grader needs physical activity every 15-20 minutes. Let the baby make inclinations, squats, jumps and sit down again for exercises.

Don’t rewrite badly done great work. Such a duty is perceived as a meaningless affair and causes disgust for learning.

These easy-to-follow recommendations will help you cope with the first school difficulties and keep your child physically and emotionally healthy.