It’s that time of year again, time for the kids to get ready to go #backtoschool! After a long year away due to the 2020 quarantine for the Covid-19 pandemic, schools are reopening this fall and life will get back to normal. Here are some tips to help your kids get back into the groove of their school schedule.
Take Them to Buy Supplies
When you buy school supplies, make sure you take your kids along rather than grabbing a few notebooks and pencils the next time you’re at the store. Picking out their own folders, pencils, and paper can help your kids get excited about the coming school year as well as get them used to the idea of going back into the school room. Make a day of it and buy them a new backpack, maybe even some new clothes. Kids love to have special things for a special day. Make that first day of school a special one for them to remember.
Get to Know Their Teachers
If you’re a little worried or stressed about your kids going back to school with a mask mandate or with Covid-19 still a thing, get to know your kids’ teachers and discuss your concerns with them. What precautions will they be taking in the classroom? What are some ways that you might be able to help your child during the coming school year? What are some things you can be sure to look out for with regards to their schoolwork? Be prepared to help your child with homework and figuring everything out. This will help them to settle into a new routine more easily.
It might be fun to get your kid involved this year, whether in band, a sport, cheerleading, an after-school club, or anything your child’s school might provide for extra enrichment. This will not only help them to expand their confidence, but they’ll also have a new way to make friends and spend some time out of the house doing something productive. However, you’ll only want to urge these things should your child be interested. Nothing will get a child to dislike school more than being forced into unwanted school activities. Be sure your child is on board with these things before signing them up.
Be Available to Help with Homework
This deserves its own section, as our children often get confused or need help. Make sure to be available to help with homework as needed. Do they need a math concept explained more fully? Do they need inspiration with a research paper? Do they need help writing a speech or choosing a book for a book report? It means a lot to your child to be involved with their schooling and caring about the grades they achieve. Don’t throw them into the deep end of the pool and expect them to figure it all out on their own. If you allow them to come to you and get all help they need, you’ll be more than ready to tackle school in the fall!
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