Five Top Tips For Getting Your Kids Ready For School
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Before the kids go back to school, it can be hard to get everything done. Are you trying to make plans before the kids go back to school? As a parent, do you have to do a lot of different things at once to make sure everything gets done?
Here are five of the best ways to get your kids ready for the start of the school year.
Getting Ready For Bed
The school day is full of many different ways for kids to learn and have fun. Because of this, it’s important that the kids always do the same things before bed. From when everyone gets home to when they have tea, do their homework, take a bath, and do other things before bedtime stories and lights out. As a parent, you should make sure the school uniform is ready for the next day and plan as much as you can ahead of time to avoid a rush in the morning. As soon as morning comes, you have to take care of breakfast and your school uniform before you brush your teeth and make sure your school bag and uniform are ready. Then everyone is ready to go to school in the car.
Get Their Minds Working So They Are Ready To Learn
You want your kids to be as excited as possible when it comes to learning. Figure out how they like to learn best. They could be a visual, auditory, verbal, physical, logical, social, or solitary learner. This will help you get the most out of them as parents. Do they like to read or listen to a certain book, magazine, or podcast? Ask them to read it out loud to you. Prepare them for the different classes they will be taking and get them to think about how they can do well in each class and reach their full potential. Age of Learning has some great material to help with this.
Get Them Ready For School Every Day
Make sure they get a good start on the school day so they can learn as much as possible. This should start the night before they go to school. Get their favorite snacks ready, and encourage them to bring a healthy fruit or snack instead. Before they go back to school, answer their pre-school questions. Then they will be ready to go again.
Get Them Moving And Ready For Sports
Your kids might have a favorite sport or hobby that they want to get better at when the new school year starts. The sport they want to play could be hockey, La Crosse, football, tennis, or basketball. It could also be that they want to improve in their PE classes. Do they care about music? They might want to learn how to bake, or they might want to try something new that has to do with technology. They could ask their teachers to give them a full rundown of all the activities so they could choose which one to do.
Talk To Them About Their Fears Or Worries
Make time to talk to them about how they feel about going back to school in the days before they have to.
Covid was a big change for everyone, even our kids. We need to help them get ready for another big change, going back to school:
- Talk to your child about what school will be like and what will happen each day so he or she knows what to expect.
- Talk to them about any worries they might have.
- Show them that you are calm and in charge (even if you feel differently on the inside)
- Ease them back into their regular bedtimes so they won’t be too tired on their first day back at school.
- Look after yourself (so you can take care of your child)
*This article is based on personal suggestions and/or experiences and is for informational purposes only. This should not be used as professional advice. Please consult a professional where applicable.