5 Tips to Prepare Your Kid for the First Days of School!
Having a good start at school can create a positive impact on children's learning and socializing, so making them feel comfortable is essential as they step into this new experience. Here are 5 handy tips to help parents and carers prepare kids as they enter school!
A morning routine helps kids arrive at school ready to learn and play. It also allows them to learn how to take care of their own responsibilities, such as getting dressed, brushing their teeth, and preparing their backpacks. Introduce and practice the new morning routine a few times before the school starts to help them mentally prepared. If your kids struggle with the new bed time, try giving them a stuffed toy to cuddle at night, or a super snuggly blanket like our Snuggle & Glow Cuddle Hoodies! These animal-inspired wearable blankets are made from ultra-soft flannel fabric and premium-quality materials. They also glow in the dark which your little one can enjoy until they fall asleep.
A big fun part of entering school is getting all the new school supplies! When shopping for their new things, allow your kid to select his or her own favorite items to take to school. You may also prepare some name stickers to personalize their school supplies.
Make time to visit the school before the official first day. Allow your kid to explore the grounds and take a peek at his or her new classroom, the library, cafeteria, and other facilities. This may also help him/her be comfortable by giving him/her a chance to meet the school staff and ask any questions. Touring the school should be exciting! Creating positive experience and emotions will boost your child’s confidence and have him looking forward to the first day of school!
This is also a good chance to build up the excitement as your kid look forward to the first day of school. Download our First Day of School FREE Printable Sign and let your kid fill it in!
If possible, let your kid meet his/her teacher in advance before the school begins. Allow him/her spend some minutes with their teacher so they can get to know each other. Encourage your child to talk to the teacher and ask any questions he/she may have. This can also be your opportunity to get to know the teacher. Knowing your kid is in good hands will put your mind at ease.
Starting school is a huge milestone in child’s development, as well as for parents. On the first day of school, give your child an encouragement with a big hug! Congratulate him/her on entering this new experience. Tell your child you'll be waiting for her or him at day's end and be sure to be on time! To cheer your kid up, pack him/her a delicious and healthy snack to enjoy at school!
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