The “back to school” experience will be different in every region, but there are steps you can take to be proactive and prepared for whatever is coming your way. During this busy time, we’re giving you a head start with tips, tactics and resources to get set for the first day.
Author Robert Fulghum spoke the truth with the phrase, “all I really need to know I learned in kindergarten.” Even so, he probably didn’t know it all on the first day.
Want to ease some of your child’s first-day-of-school butterflies? Cozy up together and read a story that will give them a better understanding of what’s ahead. The books we’re suggesting don’t gloss over the fact that kids may feel apprehensive about starting school – they address it head-on with patience, positivity, and humor.
As the world is slowly opening back up, and we get comfortable traveling again, some of us will be flying with extra passengers. There is a whole generation of new parents who have never been on a flight with their babies or toddlers before. And for others, their family has grown by a kid or two since they last travelled by air.
They’re coming. You can’t stop them. You have to face them head-on.
I am an introvert by nature. I cherish any time I can spend alone in a quiet house, preferably in my pajamas. I don’t feel comfortable in crowds, and I’m not the type to strike up a conversation with someone I don’t know.
It’s overwhelming to be a kindergarten rookie. The good news is that kindergarten teachers and Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) are real-life superheroes, standing at the ready to welcome you.
Forgive your children if they aren’t overly pumped about heading back to school. Their free time vanishes, their morning alarm goes off earlier, and the dark cloud known as “homework” rolls back in to their lives. You’re probably feeling a little unsettled yourself, depending on how the return to school is being handled in your region.
This year, our minds are not necessarily on our usual back-to-school shopping lists – they are preoccupied with hand sanitizer, masks and the million questions that we have about this school year.
Now that your child has settled in to a school routine, it’s a good time to talk about setting goals and working toward them. This is a life skill, as there will always be things your child wants to achieve or areas where she needs to improve.
Does your child have a goal for this school year? It may be to get a higher grade in math, read a popular book series independently, or participate more frequently in class discussions. To help get the ball rolling, we’ve got tips and strategies to guide your child through goal setting.