Michelle Redd, President of Building Blocks Learning Academy (BBLA) offers quick tips to parents on how to ease children back into the school year after a long summer. Building Blocks Learning Academy is one of the leading childcare facilities in Chicago, focusing on the development of the whole child through exploratory, discovery and interactive curriculum.
Getting a good start to a new school year can make a mark on children’s attitude, confidence, and performance both socially and academically. The transition can be stressful for both children and parents.
Michelle Redd who has been preparing children for first day of school for over a decade offers some tips:
Start new school traditions
Starting new school traditions is a great way to get children excited about starting school. They will look forward to the annual tradition each year.
Goal Setting Charts
Sitting down with your child to set goals for the new year. Discussing and planning out will assist with setting a path for success.
Everyone knows that starting the day off with a healthy breakfast is key to a great day. Also planning out healthy lunches and snacks will provide the necessary nutrients for energy.
Setting morning routines
Routines and scheduling are great ways to keep organized and keeps everyone from being frazzled and having an off centered day.
Openly discuss concerns
Most youth have fears and concerns regarding starting a new school year, or new school so having your child openly discuss those fears with you is an effective way to release the worries and fear.