Child’s learning process starts in the home under the love and care of his or her parents or close relatives. However, home is not the only center for learning. For child’s all round mental and intellectual growth, it is equally important that child should go to school, where he or she learns to interact socially and important that child should go to school, where he or she learns to interact socially and imbibes knowledge.
Most of the children do not like to go to school initially. If the child is suddenly put to school without preparing him mentally to face the change of environment from home to school, he will strongly resist it and he may develop permanent repulsive feeling about school. There are parents, who without trying to analyze the psychological problems of the child, put force and drag the child to the school daily with a hope that one day he will go to school willingly. But very often it is wrong. It may make an adverse effect on the child in developing his intellectual growth. Child should never be put to force in doing things in the process of developing his mental faculty. Right from infant to adolescent every activity of the child should never be put to force in doing things in the process of developing his mental faculty. Right from infant to adolescent every activity of the child should be entertaining and a fun-game. Applying pressure or force should be as far as possible avoided. The basic reason of child’s aversion to go to school is due to sudden change from home environment to a strange new one of the school. Considering this aspect, parents should prepare the child to face a new environment similar to that of school. If this environment is properly and carefully developed as a pre-schooling preparation, then the child will be looking forward fro the day when he or she will start going to school.
For creating a school atmosphere in the house, make either on room or a corner of a room as a proto-type classroom by arranging a small desk and chair. For infants school is not only a study place, playing is an important curriculum, and according along with desk and chair also keep dolls and other attractive items for game. The class room of the child made in the house may be furnished with nicely stacked colorful books, toys, games, pencil, paper, crayons, painting brush and inks, plaster of Paris as a clay for making articles, audio and video cassettes etc. These will give child an idea about the school atmosphere which is full of fun and pleasure.