This month it is important to work with your budding student to get them ready for the big day. FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! How exciting. Every child is different, so you need to focus on what is best for your child.
Will they adapt will to getting up early, getting dress and being out the door? A new morning routine should start a few weeks before the beginning of school, so that it will be one less new thing to conquer.
Do they know where they are going? Visiting the school and classroom, if possible, before the first official day will help ease the nerves of most little ones. Hopefully, you’ll be able to meet the teachers, walk the halls, check out the play ground and the cafeteria.
Discuss their new schedule with them. Will they go to a before or after school program? Where will they be picked up and dropped off? By who?
How will your family’s evening schedule change? Do you need to set aside time for homework? Will bed time change? This takes work from all involved.
You will have the most success if you have a plan and begin implementing it before the big day.