Mix 101.1 Melbourne. At home a few weeks before school starts practice a regular day in Kindergarten. Children need to practice self regulation and be able to sit in a chair, listen to a story work at their desk. Take the child to school and help orient them to the school: their classroom, playground and toilets. On the first day if your child is crying, try and stay calm and take them to a teacher or a friend and reassure them you’ll be back to pick them up this afternoon. Don’t prolong the agony, leave as soon as you feel they’ll be ok.