Summer is almost over and we are heading towards the back-to-school time, as school will be in session very soon.
Different students act differently towards going back to school. Some kids are looking forward to starting the next session at school, while others are in a state of denial and can’t deal with this information. If your child is showing the latter behavior, you can take steps to make this transition easier for them. Playing back to school games with them can get them excited about school.
In this article, I will share some tips which helped me personally and I think can help other single parents too. These tips will help you get things sorted and at the same time motivate your child about going back to school. Let’s get to it then.
Sort their New Clothes
Children are always excited about new clothes. They love wearing new clothes and having everyone appreciate how cute they look in them. You can buy some new clothes for them to wear to school. Have them try it on and see if they fit. This will get them to look forward to going back to school and they won’t dread the idea much afterwards. Plus, you will have completed shopping for their clothes and made sure that all of them fit nicely.
Kids are also very excited about their stationery, school bag, etc. They also need these things before they head off to school after the summer break. Take them shopping for school supplies. This will also get two jobs done at the same time. My kids couldn’t wait to go to school and start using their new school supplies, and same will be the case with your children. It benefitted me too, as I had completed shopping for their school supplies.
Tune their Routines for School
During summer time, kids often have no set routine for doing stuff. There is no fixed time to sleep or wake up. If you change this and make them go to sleep earlier, they will wake up fresh and early in the morning. The transition will not feel like such a big deal to children with this technique.
You can play some back to school games with your children to get them excited for school. I would suggest playing some educational games, which will also prepare them for the next school term. This will help sharpen their cognitive senses and get their minds functioning properly for school.
Have Pep talks with your Kids
Pep talks are really good for motivating kids. Their minds are sound and can wrap around new ideas pretty easily. Use this to your advantage and get tell them how the next school term will be good for them. This never fails to work!
These are some tips that have helped me make the transition process easy for my kids. Keep playing back to school games with them to keep their excitement levels high.