New school, new daycare, new preschool, or just back to class during a pandemic? We all have so much on our minds these days! This is the week to set your family up for a smooth transition!
A few ideas to try this week: plan lunches together, shop for school supplies together, and play at the schoolyard!
This article gives some great tips for easing back-to-school anxiety, including: listening to their concerns and doing a rehearsal of the drop off routine. Here is a great step-by-step guide to lessen the anxiety, one week before, 2-3 days before, and day of.
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
- Dr. Seuss
We posted this free downloadable book and video link on our Facebook page, check it out! It is called 'Returning to School: What will it be like for you?' It is geared to children 2 - 7 years old.
A few more resources:
Here is School District #47's Strongstart's Kindergarten Guide and here is the Ministry of Education's 'When I go to Kindergarten' book.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
- Albert Einstein
How will you get where you need to be in the morning? Have you considered active transportation? Get the blood pumping and prepare you and yours for the day ahead! Have a great week everyone!
"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey
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