After a long summer of fun, it can be hard to transition back to school for both parents and children. Here are some of Bounce’s tips for making that transition easier!
1) Late bedtimes and lazy mornings come to a halt mid-August. A good way to transition your child is to begin an earlier bed time and wake up call each day until school starts, eventually making that wake up painless!
2) Check out some online games to get your student ready and “in the zone” for school. Sites like PrimaryGames.com are fun and free!
3) Give your child something to be excited about with school — whether that’s fresh new school supplies or the excitement of getting to decorate a locker for the first time.
4) If your student is transitioning into junior high or high school, there can be a lot of anxiety about finding classrooms. Find out if your school offers tours or opens their doors before school so you and your child can find things together and reduce stress on the first day. A great resource for this can also be older siblings or family friends!
5) If your child is special needs, they will likely have a different structure to their day than the rest of the classroom. Make sure to organize all the details of their day to help you and your child feel more prepared! Here are some more tips for parents of special needs children on this transition.
Do you have some tips of your own? Share with your fellow Bounce families in the Bounce Net!