School is only weeks away so keep in touch using these subtle tips…
IT might only seems like yesterday that kids just finished school for another term. That’s how quickly summer time can drift when you’re having fun. It’s now just a matter of weeks until the school bell starts ringing again. Okay, so it sounds a bit unfair to talk about school preparation in what is still technically the height of summer. But while kids are entitled to a break from the classroom it doesn’t mean their minds need stray too far from normality as routine is vital to us all.
We all base our lives around the concept of work, rest and play which is a kinder term for constant preparedness! But even school holidays should serve as a stepping stone for adult life in that kids should keep their minds active during moments of leisure which is why it’s no harm to start talking to kids now about returning to school as this will help ready them, even if they don’t show too much enthusiasm.
Just encourage them to read a little more, ask what they are most looking forward to studying when they return to school, encourage them to get up early a few mornings during the holidays to partake in activities, make sure they stay in touch with school friends, and keep active. All of the above are forms of subtle preparation for when school days return.
You can even arrange for your child to meet with new teachers before term starts if you sense your child is feeling unease. But while school should be out for summer, it needn’t be out of sight completely. Keep children in touch through ways they don’t even notice and come late August it’ll be a lot easier than you imagined. Lessen the shock of starting school for kids. It’s a win-win situation.