These back to school tips for kids will help to reduce anxiety, build confidence, and make the summer to school transition easy. Let’s get started.
A Few Back to School Tips for Kids
It’s that time of year again!
You may be feeling a little sad that summer break is over or you might be ready to shove the little ones out the front door. #nojudgement #summerishard
Psst: if you’re looking for ways you can make the transition easier, check out Back to School Tips for Parents.
But here, we’re going to focus on the kids and ways to help them transition into a new school year.
The First Day
The first day varies so much between schools. Often on the first day of the school year, teachers start off by talking a little about themselves, summer break, and major topics learned last year.
Remind your child that classroom rules often vary from teacher to teacher, so paying attention on the first day is a good idea.
It can be a good bonding experience to make a back to school craft for teachers with the kids. Check out these back to school crafts for teachers for a few ideas.
You may already know many of the children in your child’s class on your first day, but it’s a good idea to have them plan on making new friends as well. Talk about how they can say hi or extend friendship to kids they both know and ones they don’t know yet.
Making new friends is daunting and can be filled with anxiety, so a little preparation goes a long way.
There are many ways to ensure that your child feels good and has confidence on their first day of school. Spend some time choosing a new outfit to wear, accessorizing it, and even talking about why they chose it.
Discussion about the first day of school, even when picking out an outfit, helps to reduce anxiety and fear.
A couple of easy ways to make the summer to school year transition is by being prepared and having the supplies needed.
Once the basics are covered and if you have a couple of dollars to spend on it, offer a bonus supply they get to pick out: a special pencil case, a character-themed eraser set, etc. This goes a long way to reduce anxiety because they’ll be proud to show it off!
But as I mentioned in my Back to School Tips for Parents, the stores will be open on the second day of school. It’s not the end of all things if you forget something.
Over to You
Planning is a great way to ensure that anxiety levels are managed and the first day of school isn’t rushed.
There are many ways to ensure that a first day back at school is a great one. What is one of your best back to school tips for kids? Let me know in the comments and I’ll add it here!