With April fast approaching, this is the right time you start preparing your children to send them back to school. Gone are those days when glitter pens, sparkly notebooks and chunky backpacks enhanced their interest. Nowadays, a new school year is almost a nightmare for the majority of children. It brings a feeling of stress and anxiety, irrespective of their age. If you want to minimise the level of tension and agitation when getting your student ready to go back to school, there are a few tips you can follow.
4 Useful Tips To Help Your Children Get Back To School
Decide A Fixed Bedtime
Though kids go to bed late during summer, their bedtime should be fixed. It will become easier for them to adjust their sleeping schedule once their school starts. It is the responsibility of the parents to choose a school bedtime and start following it at least a week before their school starts. If you feel that a sudden change in their night will disrupt their sleeping pattern, work on it slowly. A sudden change in their bedtime might become a shock for them on their first day of school.
Make A Homework Routine
Children should know that they have to complete their homework on time before their school starts. Not only do you have to create a homework routine but also choose a silent electronic-free space where children can complete their assignments peacefully. They should also be given some time every day when they can indulge in academic activities like reading, writing or flashcards. This will make transition to real homework easier.
Choose A Place To Keep Their School Items
If you don’t want your house to become a mess once their school starts, make sure you choose a specific place where your children can keep their school items. This will prevent them from dropping their backpacks, shoes, lunchboxes and jackets at random places once they are back from school. They won’t also have to waste their time running and looking for the school items they need every morning.
Buy Some New Items
Just enrolling your child in the best school isn’t sufficient, there are a few things you have to buy before their new school year starts. Sort the old clothing and check which dress still fits. Few items you should definitely have in the wardrobe are socks, pants, t-shirts and shoes. Though buying a few new things won’t punch a hole in your pocket, they will help in reducing your child’s stress level. Donate the clothes which don’t fit instead of throwing them away.
These being said, it’s time you start following the tips stated above and helping your children get back to school will become easier.