The Back To School Season
After a long vacation with the kids, with the start of the school season approaching, you will already have your children asking you for the new trolley bag or the cool training shoes. It will also be time to start getting them into bed early.Here are a few tips and tricks to energize the little ones for the school seasonRefreshing memoryAfter a couple of months, the child must have forgotten his basics at school, remind him about it by constantly bringing up the school topic in a positive manner. Some children don’t like the idea of going back to routine, and thus, it is important to do so.If there was a submission for holiday homework to be done, sit down and help him do it. However, do not leave the work for last moment. Take one or two days off a week to do these assignments or projects as last moment work can be a frustration on the child.The shopping tripIt is always a good excuse for children to like shopping when it’s almost the start of the new academic year. Don’t let them down when they ask for new school supplies. It is known that children get the most excited about a new term when they have new stuff to take along. Everyone wants to be the cool kid in school! When the summer ends, shopping centres and department stores have sales on the ‘back to school’ section. They will have best backpacks for kids, books, stationery, uniforms, lunch items and other items for you to choose from at a lower price.The parent dutyAs a parent, you will have more to do than the child during the start of school. Make sure that you check on their uniforms and shoes to see whether they fit and if any altering is required. Buy the art smock for kids and other school items as mentioned above. Figure out a healthy and fun lunch menu for them. Take a trip to the groceries and stock up on a few treats to keep them excited. If there are any paperwork to do or meetings at school that you might need to attend, make a note of it before you forget. Arrange the school transportation before your child gets on to the wrong bus.New timetableOnce your child has started school, he/she may have extra classes or activities to attend to. Make sure you arrange him transport and inform him and let him know about where to go and whom to go with. Instruct him with road safety and school safety rules. After school, make sure the child takes rest and has a fixed time table for homework session that he will get used to. As said earlier, ensure that school is a positive topic for children and always take their complaints seriously.