Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls,
It’s that time of year again. In just a few short weeks, school will be back in session. The end of summer can be bittersweet for both parents and little ones. Children can be nervous about their first day, meeting their new teacher or making friends. In place of the first day rush around, how about switching gears and shaking up the traditional school routine? Below we have some tips for a smoother back to school transition.
How about trying on for size some innovative ideas that will involve both parent and child? Such as having a Back to School Breakfast or Dinner, complete with their favorite items. For my children they love chocolate chip pancakes with maple syrup. For many children preparing their favorite meals will not only nourish them, but also provide much needed comfort for the new challenge that awaits.
Another suggestion is to try out the School Supply Scavenger Hunt. It will not only help the kiddos to become responsible with their supplies but, also take ownership of their materials. Create a map or theme to make the experience more enjoyable for your kids. Remember to keep it lighthearted and relative to the child’s age.
Or how about having a bright bouquet of 1st Day of School Balloons or perhaps a small bright plant that children may help to grow throughout the school year? Let your kids know this is a celebration of new beginnings, as they are about to meet new friends and create lasting memories.
If your children love taking pictures, then assign them the task of staging a 1st day back to school photo shoot where they can show off their new outfits. Create a mock booth using an empty picture frame and incorporate different props like hats, sunglasses, jewelry and fun signs that may be used in the pictures. These are the moments that will last a lifetime.
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