The first day of school is usually a stressful experience for kids. Luckily, parents can do a lot to help them get through it with ease and have the best experience possible. Here are some tips on how to do it.
Set Up a “School Game” at Home
Your kid will be much more comfortable if they know what to expect. One great way to achieve this is to set up a “school game” at home. Take the role of the teacher and guide your kid through different scenarios that could happen during their first day of school.
Rehearse Basic Skills
You should also rehearse basic skills that your kid might require at school. This includes using their school supplies, being able to communicate their needs to a teacher, and listening and following instructions given to them by educators.
Your kid should feel excited about going to school. Tell your kids some stories about how fun school can be and involve them in the process. This includes taking them to shop for school supplies and asking them what they want to wear on their first day.
Reach Out to Other Parents and Organize Playdates
There is a better chance that your kid will love their first day of school if they already know some of the kids in their class. What you want to do is reach out to other parents who have kids in the same class and organize playdates before school starts. This way, your kid will already have friends when they walk into the classroom and will have an easier time socializing.