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  • Writer's pictureBenay Hicks

Hello, August!

August 3, 2023

As summer comes to a close, the start of a new school year is knocking on the door. Here are some tips, routines, and activities to help create a smooth transition and a successful academic journey for your child.

The Week Before School Begins

In the final week before school starts, make sure to:

  • Inform the school of any important information.

  • Confirm transportation plans with your child and their teacher.

  • Label your child’s materials to familiarize them with their belongings.

  • Stay positive and share excitement about the upcoming school experience.

  • Read books and tell fun stories about your school experience to build anticipation.

The First Day of School

The first day of school can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Help your child navigate this significant transition by:

  • Maintaining established routines.

  • Expressing confidence and positivity about the new experience.

  • Demonstrating patience in the face of unexpected situations.

  • Reassuring your child that you’ll be eagerly waiting to hear about their day.

Starting the School Year

As the school year begins, remember to:

  • Create a routine to discuss your child’s day, allowing them to process their experiences.

  • Establish a connection with your child’s teacher and share any relevant information about your child.

  • Stay in touch with the school, promptly reading and responding to communications.

  • Embrace the journey and celebrate your child’s progress throughout the year.

By instilling good habits, nurturing social and emotional skills, and fostering curiosity, you can help your child approach the academic adventure with enthusiasm and confidence. Remember to cherish these moments, as they mark the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in your child’s life.


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