Then follow my 5 simple steps that work!
1.) Make a countdown to school poster.
Using poster board, markers/crayons, write the number of days until school begins, & have your children decorate it.
Each day have them cross out the day, & if you have more that one child, give them one chance every other night.
2.) Start putting your children to bed earlier, & get a morning routine in place.
I would begin the week or a few nights before school begins. Start 15 minutes earlier each night, until you get to the desired bedtime.
In the morning I would have the children have their breakfast, get dressed & teeth brushed at the desired time that they need to get ready for a school day.
This also gets your children used to what their morning will be like too.
3.) Head to the library or local book store for, “Back to School” books!
By reading fun stories to your children before school begins, it can make light of feelings in which they might have regarding school.
Books are a fantastic way to make children excited about going to school, or to learn about what will happen in the school year.
My fave books are, “Mrs. Nelson Is Missing”, “Amelia Bedelia Goes To School”, “The Night Before First Grade”, “Listen Buddy” & “The Principals New Wardrobe”.
4.) Invest in a children’s calendar!
Melissa & Doug make a wonderful calendar that is fun to use, & a fantastic way for children to learn what to expect for the month.
5.) Purchase a responsibility chart from Melissa & Doug.
Having a chart like this is a great way to teach your children responsibility, & a learn about their daily schedule.
You can use wipe off markers to add personal tasks that are not part of the kit too.
Go to www.melissaanddoug.com or amazon.com to purchase the items above, or for more information & reviews.
As a former educator, I have seen many things, & children who have a routine, & whose parents are excited about school, their children are too!
My technique is a fab way to get your children ready for school in a non-stressful way.
Take it from a Mom Who Knows a thing or two about making going back to school fun!