There’s a serious case of back-to-school jitters in your house. And Junior’s not the only one feeling the willies.
We asked the cofounders of Eesnies.com, a blog that helps parents extend learning beyond the classroom, for tips on preparing for the big day.
Find together time to read books about starting school, like The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn, and Will I Have a Friend, by Miriam Cohen. (Find other titles on the recommended book list.)
Little Miss Independent
Shop ’til you drop. Choosing a first-day outfit or new lunch box will help her feel confident and independent.
Put a family picture inside his backpack and let him know he can sneak a peek whenever he needs you.
Practice Makes Perfect
Review the getting-to-school routine and route. Familiarity with the school’s location (and all the things she’ll see on the way) is very reassuring.
No matter how anxious you are about sending your baby off to school, if your child sees that you’re looking forward to the big day, she’s likely to feel the same.
After all, excitement is as contagious as a cold in a kindergarten classroom.
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I Don’t Want to Go to School!
There’s no way you and your kids won’t relate to Simon’s story. From night-before anxiety and foot-stomping defiance to tears and finally fun, the little rabbit’s reactions may remind you of someone in your house.
Fiona Kate Storage Boxes
Prepare for the attack of the art projects with storage boxes in mini, minor, medium, and major sizes. Add a tabletop, and you’ve got yourself a craft table. Choose the box seat and let Junior settle on top for an afternoon snack.