Holidays are something children look forward to, however going back to school after a long break can be a difficult adjustment for some children. Here are some useful tips that will get your child prepared for a new school term.
Re-Establish school routines – In the last few weeks before school starts, get your child to wake up and get dressed at the usual time they would if they had school. You could plan morning activities, which will help your child get used to eating breakfast and leaving the house at the same time.
Nurture independence – Ask your child to get their school material ready for their new term.
Create a launch pad – Create a spot where your child can place their backpack and lunch boxes for when they leave home and return. This will avoid your child from scrabbling out of the door in the morning and forgetting something.
Set up a time and place for homework – Have a designated quiet spot in your home for your child to study and complete homework. If you have a young child, it is a good idea to designate some time to help them complete their assignments.
After-school plans – Since school ends before, parents finish work; plan out where your child will go after school in done. There are many after school programs via your child’s school, local YMCA or a boys or girls club.