School is Cool
Remember your first day at school? Whether you began your ‘school career’ as a tot in nursery, or later on at the ripe age of 5 in kindergarten, everyone seems to have some recollection of their first day at school.
Back in the ‘old days’ before online self-help was so readily available, parents relied on their own past experience to ease the way for their kids to enter the classroom for the first time. Today, so much advice is available. But, remember, you know your own child best. Here are some tips that might make your child’s transition from leaving the familiar atmosphere of home, to embarking into the adventure of the classroom.
Your little one had already had some socialization with your friends’ kids or family members. But now it’s time to go into the world, so…
♥ Set up play dates and parties
a test run to the school
kids along for back to school shopping
back to school gear
kids in extracurricular activities
More Back to School Tips:
Although these might not be earth shattering to you – remember your own childhood and recall how important these issues were to you:
my teacher be nice?
Many kids get nervous about heading back to school. A major part of a successful back to school week is establishing a routine and explaining where the bathroom is, what happens when you go to gym class and when to expect recess. With a little preparation, parents can help. Here’s how to make your child’s transition a smooth one.
Them the Way
Some schools will allow you to take a tour during the summer and arrange to meet the teacher. Some teachers suggest encouraging a sense of ownership on the tour: “This is your school, your gym, your lunch room...”
Speak to your kids in a low-key way, reminding them how important learning is to you. Parents can help by being role models throughout the year, not just during school time. For example, show how much you like reading, or talk about math and measuring when you’re making a recipe together.