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Five Tips to Ease Transition from Summer to School

The school year is only a few days away and the prep for success starts now! After a couple of months of relaxation, abnormal schedules, and summertime fun, getting your child back in a school routine may be easier said than done. The sooner you begin to prepare, the fewer surprises will arise on the big first day. Here are a few tips to ease your child’s transition from summer to school that will make everyone’s life a bit easier- especially yours!

 

  • Start a routine now-
    • Getting your child up and to bed early now will help avoid crankiness on the first day and get them back in the swing of things.
  • Ease the nerves-
    • Help reduce any pending anxiety your child may have about starting a new school year by reading books about school that will spark discussion and answer any questions.
  • Sharpen their skills-
    • Planning simple lessons to sharpen your child’s academic skills will make a big difference when it comes time for them to put on their thinking caps in the classroom! At-home activities such as cooking and puzzles are great math and critical thinking lessons in disguise.
  • De-stress dressing-
    • Let your child choose special first-day clothes the night before the first day to give them a sense of independence while eliminating any last-minute struggle. To avoid arguing over school-appropriate clothes, bring the fall wardrobe front and center!
  • Discuss goals for the school year-
    • Chat about what your child should look to gain during their time at school to help them gain a perspective of why they are going and what they can strive for while they’re there.

We want your first day to be as exciting and stress-free as your child’s! Don’t hesitate to contact your Director with any questions you may have regarding The Malvern School. We can’t wait to welcome our friends- old and new- to The Malvern School for the best school year yet!

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