We moved the beginning of December. She started a new daycare. I can understand not being as outgoing as she once was since there are different kids there that she doesn't have a 'bond' with.
Everyday she is excited to go since it's 1/2 day preschool. She wants to do schoolwork and even wants to do more when she gets home so that's about 7 hours a day.
For 4 hours it's free play but the teacher says that she will just sit in a chair until she is told to go play. Not told meanly, but it seems that she will sit until given another option rather than engaging on her own.
How can I or the teacher help her get past this? I know it's an adjustment but why so excited about schoolwork but not about playing with other kids?
Probably she is the waiting type. She waits for other children to play with her, or she waits for the teacher to introduce or get her involved into the group's life. Just think about it. She is the new child, she doesn't know anyone. The school work is interesting, she is good at it, the school work can't say you are silly or I don't want to play with you. Actually the school work can't say anything. So it is good. She just need to settle down in the environment. And December was only one month ago. She needs to be introduced to the other children and let her play with them. IT seems she won't make the first steps by herself. And to be honest how many adults would do the same? I think loads of them. So don't be afraid:) She is perfectly normal. She just need some time to adjust the new environment:)
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