Transitioning from a holiday period to the full swing of backpacks, bus rides, and homework can be difficult for preschoolers, to say the least. Here are a few ways to help ease that transition and make the first day back to school easy as pie.
Don’t wait til the last minute to start your back-to-school schedule. Over the break, talk regularly about going back to school and how soon it will be before the end of break so it’s not a surprise. Make sure your kiddos are getting enough sleep and going to bed at their regular time days in advance so they’re perfectly rested before their first day back to a new semester.
Remind your preschoolers of all the great, exciting things to look forward to when school starts. Aren’t they excited to see all their friends again? Make school something they can’t wait to run back to when the break is over.
Being as organized as possible is one of the best ways to ensure a smooth morning getting ready for the first day back to preschool. Make lunches beforehand, pack backpacks the night before, map out everyone’s schedule for the week, and set alarms as needed.
It’s The Little Things
Does your preschooler need anything new for the next semester? Let them pick them out. Do they need to find a new breakfast or snack to take with them every day? Choose something new and yummy to look forward to. It’s the little things that make starting fresh for a new school year exciting and fun!
From back to school jitters to early morning reluctance, back to school can be a challenge to get through. Just keep reminding your preschooler of all the great things they have to look forward to and stay as positive and organized as possible, and before you know it you’ll be back in your routines like pros.
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