Miss Farah

Getting kids ready for school

Posted on: September 6, 2009


As the summer holidays are nearing their end, the parents have a lot of work and responsibilities and one of the most important things they will have to do is to get their children school ready once again. Summer months are usually filled with fun, freedom, and long nights. But when school begins, all this must change, in fact be curbed in order to get your children ready for school after the long summer months. But doing this will be difficult for; the children would have long been adjusted to the summer month ways, so here are some ways you can slowly but steadily prepare your children for school both physically and mentally:

Tip 1: Make sure your child gets enough sleep

Kids need their rest to perform well at school. You should let your kids start with the routine at least two weeks before the school year begins. Have them sleep early and wake up early.This way, your children will be better prepared to wake up early and sleep early.

Tip 2: Use an alarm clock

An alarm clock is a handy device for any student. It helps the young ones learn to tell time and the older ones to wake up out of a dead sleep. It is an essential tool that helps youngsters learn to take responsibility for themselves. About two weeks before returning to school, have them set the clock for an agreed upon time so they can get used to rising on command.

Tip 3: Buy supplies ahead of time

Buy supplies ahead of time. Most schools send out supply lists so parents can stock up before school begins. Make sure the child has an appropriate backpack or book bag and all the supplies he needs for the first day of class. Let the child fill his backpack with the supplies ahead of time so he is ready to go on the first day.

Tip 4: Create a positive attitude about going back to school.

Talk to your children about being able to see their friends, meet their new teacher and all the opportunities that being at school provides. Focus on your child’s area of interest and emphasize all the ways in which school helps to enhance that topic. When your child speaks negatively, redirect him into the positive.

Tip 5: Model learning.

Create a time in your home when everyone is involved in learning related activities such as reading, playing with numbers, telling family stories, journaling, or quiet reflection. Turn off the television and video games and have a set time for the whole family to feed their brain. In fact, model learning year round, even through the summer months.

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