For most parents (and children) one of the earliest milestones occurs when a small child moves from the constant security of home into a preschool. For a three- or four-year-old it marks a massive change in their young lives. But if they've managed that with a degree of success they are in an excellent position to take the next step…starting Kindergarten.
Nevertheless, kindergarten is a still a big step for a four-, five- or six-year-old – especially if the child hasn’t been in preschool – and families can help by following these tips:
Anthony Field is the creator of The Wiggles and as the Blue Wiggle, has been entertaining children with The Wiggles for more than 24 years. A former preschool teacher, Anthony has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Sydney's Macquarie University and is married with three children.