It’s that time of year again for back-to-school season! We know this is a busy time for both parents and students alike, so we at WMAES put together five tips to ensure a seamless transition from summer vacation to the start of the new school year.
Tip number one is to battle back the worries! Returning to school can be stressful for some kids. Having a conversation about how they are feeling and encouraging open communication can start us off on the right foot.
Tip number two is to nurture your child’s independence. As your child grows and enters a new grade, they will need to learn how to do things themselves. It’s important for them to practice day-to-day activities like tying their shoes and writing their name.
Tip number three is to establish a healthy sleep routine. Small adjustments are easier to embrace than sudden ones, so be sure to start getting them back into a normal bedtime routine. Sleep helps them stay energized and focused throughout the day, so this is an important one!
Tip number four is to prepare early for the first day of school. This means planning their outfit, packing their book bag, and figuring out your drop-off plan. Don’t forget to check our site for supply lists and updated school forms!
Our fifth and final tip is to enjoy and celebrate the last day of summer! Go on a bike ride, go get ice cream, and enjoy a final swim before school starts. Enjoy quality time with family or friends before their new routine takes over.