Preparing your kids for school can be quite tricky especially for kids that have no idea what school is like and this would be their first time attending. For that reason, there are a lot of things you should be talking to them about, and also practicing some new habits in order for your kid to be ready for when school starts.
Aside from prepping your kids for school, as an adult, you should also be making yourself aware that even your routine will be changing. As a parent you are in charge of helping your kids with their homework, picking them up and dropping them to school, preparing lunches, and many more activities to come.
For your kids this means changing their daily routine as well. Going to school implies a lot of changes, some of them might not even be ready for them, but they need to know what’s going on in order for them to adapt easier. Here are some things you can do to prepare your kids for school:
For your kids going to school implies responsibility, something that a lot of kids are not prepare for. They not only have to be responsible for themselves and their supplies, but they also need to understand that they are going to school to learn. As an adult you should explain to your kid what the main purpose of going to school is; And although they might not grasp the full concept of it, at least you will introduce them with the idea of what they should be doing in school.
2. Making Friends
Some kids have spent a lot of time at home, and for that reason they might be socially awkward and not know how to get along with other kids. This is an easier situation for kids I have siblings as they already know how to socialize with other kids, however as a parent you should explain to them that they are going to meet new kids they can interact with and bond.
3. New Routine
For kids, this is a big change, and it means adapting to a new situation. Your kids have used a certain routine on a daily basis, and this is about to change. Help them understand what their new day-to-day will be like, in order to prepare them for it. For some kids, it’s harder than others to adapt to this new situation, and for this reason, as a parent, your responsibility is to explain to them what changes are going to occur, and also make them understand that it is for the best.
4. Respecting Adults
Some kids may not even understand what it means to obey other adults. They understand that you are their authority and that they should listen to you, but that doesn’t mean that they are going to listen to other adults like their teachers and professors. Use the time before they go into school to teach them about respect and how to listen to grown-ups, show them what they can and what they can’t do in order to avoid getting called for misbehavior.