Experiencing transitions

“[If] children move on to a grade where expectations are radically different they may experience a transition called ‘hitting the wall’.”

Entwisle and Alexander (1998) describe what happens to children and the possible impact on success in school.  In the face of such a drastic shift, children who previously loved going to school may quickly lose their enthusiasm for school and learning. Such a turn of event is distressing and problematic because the adjustment from kindergarten to first grade can have long lasting effects on school success ….”

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