Parents have a tough time consoling small kids
The summer holidays are over and it is back to school for the children. For the tiny tots it is “first day blues”. The parents had a tough time consoling the small kids, who refuse to enter the class room. The scene was eye catching; mothers' standing in the morning assembles with the kids sobbing on their shoulders.
For the teachers and the children it is the daily grind again. As most of the schools in the city reopened on Monday, the yellow buses dominated the traffic on the busy roads.
Bhavani, a school teacher, said the parents and the children need some time to get adjusted to the change in routine.
“On the first day in almost all primary schools, the students' turnout is poor. The younger ones cry for a few days and then stop. We should give sufficient time for them to adjust,” she says.
Many primary school teachers have to develop their own way of pacifying the adamant children and get them to stay in school.
However, the older children find it lot easier to adjust.
Although the new surroundings make the first-time goers uncomfortable, the older children make friends quickly and they don't cry to come to school, teachers say.
Sharing the adventures they had in holidays is another ice-breaker. Some teachers make an exercise of it and make children share their holiday experiences.
Keywords: school repoening