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.
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.
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.