With the lazy, hazy days of summer behind them, kids will be heading back to school for reading, writing and ‘rithmetic! Getting back into the rhythm of things can sometimes be a little slow-going for children.
Read this article to help you transition from summertime to school time!
- Encourage Their Independence. Go over their morning and afternoon routines step-by-step so they’ll know what to do and how to do it without needing your assistance. Have them pick out what they’ll wear for school the night before so they’re not scrambling in the morning trying to find an outfit to wear.
- Designate A Study Spot. Find a quiet place where they’ll do their homework, study for tests and put away their backpacks. This also serves as a quiet place for them to concentrate on their studies and keep distractions to a minimum.
- Create A Daily Routine List. Have them write down what time they will start doing their homework after school, how they’ll organize their clothes the night before and other tasks they will be doing each day. Allowing them to be directly involved with creating a routine for themselves will encourage them to stick to it.
- Important Phone Numbers. Place contact information in your child’s backpack so they’ll know which relatives or caregivers to call if they happen to have an early dismissal or if they’re sick and need to be picked up. If your child has a smartphone, program these numbers on speed dial.
- Teach Them Proper Facial Cleansing. It’s never too early to teach children how to take care of their skin. Stop by the spa and pick up the proper cleansers for your teens and/or your young ones so they can maintain healthy looking skin!
Once you have prepared your child for the upcoming school year, they will be ready to get on the bus with their backpack as well as their confidence and have a great year!