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The first time your child goes to school is going to be stressful and difficult for you and your child. You and your child may be nervous about them interacting with numerous children and adults that they are unfamiliar with. The first day of school can be a breeze if you follow these simple tips.
Make a Schedule
When children are younger than school age more than likely their bedtime is not going to be appropriate for them to perform their best in school. Therefore, it is best to start them on a bedtime routine as soon as possible.
Start Teaching Them at Home
Even if you are not planning on homeschooling your children, it is essential that you have learning activities for them at home. Once your children are three they can even engage in computer/tablet learning with programs such as ABC Mouse. Disney Books are another fun option to encourage reading.
Talk to Them about Their Feelings
It is not uncommon for children to not want to start school and leave their moms for a long period – especially if they have never been to daycare. They may have had a sleepover or two but nothing as long as the school day is going to be. You can soothe them by letting them know the positives about going to school and well as how all of the other kids are going to be nervous too. Many kids find they love that in school they are able to make even more friends than they have before they started.
Leave Lunchbox Notes
When making your child’s lunchbox put in notes so they know that you have not forgotten about them. Also, be sure to throw in their favorite snack that they love to turn to when they are at home.
Having your baby go off to school for the very first time is a unique experience. Mothers are stunned at how fast their children have grown and they even worry about sending them out into the world alone. The tips that have been provided in this article should help make the transaction smoother. Just make sure that you start preparing for school early and not at the last minute.