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This paper explains the importance of the Kindergarten experience for a child's development, both socially and educationally and how the environment should be safe and as welcoming as possible. The paper goes on to explain how the children develop social and interaction skills in the Kindergarten environment and the importance of observing their progress.
From the Paper:''Kindergarten is a critical year for all children--a year of transition from preschool programs or home to formal schooling. Though some children exhibit fear, frustration and anxiety, most children arrive in kindergarten filled with curiosity, wonder, and an enthusiasm to learn about themselves, others, and the world. (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2008) During the first day of class, the normal reaction of five-year old kindergarten students ranges from excitement, wonder to lost and confusion. Though some knew that this is the place where they will begin learning about all sorts of things, others are not aware that they are taking the first steps to learning about various skills and lessons that will promote not only their intellectual development but their social and emotional ones as well.
''Since they will have to learn how to deal with kids of their own age, both males and females, and the staff of the school entrusted to care for and teach them while at school, it is both a challenging and trying experience. Some kindergarten students would have been brought to school by the school bus service and it will be a common sight to see some of them not wanting to get out of the school bus because they dreaded facing the new environment they were driven to. Other students would have been driven by their parents to lessen the first school day anxiety but again, some normal scenes would see some these students crying and begging their parents not to leave them alone in the new place called school.''
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Children in Kindergarten (2013, January 28) Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/children-in-kindergarten-152328/
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