The beginning of a new school year can be an exciting and nerve-wracking time for kids and parents alike. Here are some back to school tips to help your family ease back into the academic year.
Tour the school: Make sure you attend the school’s open house. An event like this lets you and your child meet the teachers, while also familiarizing your child with the school’s layout. Younger kids might feel more comfortable once they know where to find their desk, playground and classroom.
Reconnect with friends: If your children didn’t get to see their school friends during summer, schedule a playdate in the weeks leading up to school. This is a fun way to refresh your child’s friendships — and to ensure your kid has a friend on the first day of school.
Splurge on a few supplies: Kids use their notebooks, pens and pencils for the whole school year. If your child loves the glittery notebook or wants a pencil with dinosaurs printed on it, go ahead and splurge. Your child will be excited to use these cool supplies on the first day of school, making it much more fun for your little one to head back to class.
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Summer is nearly at an end, which means it’s time to prepare your children for the new school year. While this is a time that is typically exciting, it can also be rather nerve-wracking. That’s why we’ve put together some back-to-school tips for parents that should help get the school year off on the right foot.
Discover what the school is like. Many schools have an open house during the summer that allows parents to see just what the school is like. Make sure you take advantage of this. Walk the halls with your children, so they don’t feel as nervous on the first day — and meet their teacher, too!
Get all your kids’ supplies ready. No matter the grade your child is going into, they’re going to need school supplies. Whether you have a list given to you for your elementary-aged kid or you have a high schooler that will need a notebook (or six), then head to your local store and gather any necessities for the new year.
Prepare for the change in routine. Switching from the summer to the school year is a difficult transition for everyone in the family. A week before school begins, start practicing your family’s routine. Have everyone wake up to go through their morning routines so that the first day doesn’t have too many hiccups.
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