A first start to school for your child?
Back to school is a big event for all children. It’s the start of another stage and it can be both fun and stressful.
To make this day a beautiful moment, you will have to be well prepared and focus on the positive side of things. Here’s how to have a good back to school.
The 10 tips for a great back to school:
1. Quickly use the list of school effects to buy
First of all, don’t wait until the last minute to buy everything, you will risk suffering a lot of unnecessary stress. Also, be ready for all the specials that will be offered in store shortly before the start of the school year.
2. Discuss the next class routine with the children
To put them in the context of the school routine after the holidays, talk with your children about what’s coming and what they will need to do. The routine of homework, lessons and bedtime for example.
3. Prepare children for stable sleep
Before the start of the school year, get your children used to going back to bed at more normal and stable times. Thus, they will get used to it before the start of the school year and they will recover from good sleep.
4. Visit the school before the start of the school year
To appease the children, you can show them around the school and its surroundings. Also, you can introduce them to the teachers and staff members.
5. Involve children in this preparation
When you buy school materials, ask the children to participate. They will be happy to choose their equipment as well as their clothes. They can also participate in the preparation of their lunch box on the first day of school.
6. Prepare early on back-to-school day
On the morning of the start of the school year, get up earlier to prepare in peace and without any rush. Thus, the return to school will be more calm and good humored.
7. Encourage children in school
Encourage them by explaining that everything will be fine and that you will be at their side to help them during the year. Tell them about positive things such as their friends, going out, activities, etc.
8. Make Back to School a Big Day
Highlight this big day with a little special. It can be a very, very special lunch, a gift, a surprise or even an outing after school. It will help to make the children understand how important this day is and how important it is to you. That you are proud of them.
9. Accompany the children
Of course, the children will be delighted if you accompany them to the start of the school year. You can even invite relatives such as grandparents.
10. Take as many back-to-school photos as possible
Celebrate this beautiful day by taking souvenir photos that you will want to keep forever. There is nothing more exciting and stressful than back to school, both for the child and for the parents.