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Tips for the New School Season

by Heather Logan | Sep 05, 2017

Some great tips to make it easier for your child (and you!) to transition to a school schedule.

Written By: Carrie B., Easter Seals Account Manager, A is for Apple, Inc.

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FIELD TRIP:

If the child has never attended the school, visit it to show him the building, its entrance and grounds so it’s a familiar place come fall.

TALK IT UP:​

As school approaches, talk about how much fun it will be and encourage your child to share how they feel about attending.

EARLY TO RISE:​

All summer long it’s been late to bed and lazy mornings. Start preparing your kids at least a week before school starts by calling a family meeting and getting back on the school schedule. Lack of sleep makes  it hard for any child to be productive during the school day.

MARK THE CALENDAR:​

Indicate the first day of school on the calendar so your child understands when it begins and can process any fears.

MEET & GREET:​

If possible, arrange for your child to meet their teacher a week or so before school starts, or to meet any other children you know will be attending.

SUPPLIES:

Take your child to buy a backpack, notebooks and whatever else is needed. Color code the notebooks for each subject and help personalize them with your child’s name and pictures of family and home.

WHAT TO WEAR:

Pick out the first day’s outfit so it’s not a surprise.

Overall, being prepared and reducing stress before school begins will help the whole family ease into the new fall schedule.