Many students will be heading back to school in the coming weeks. As a parent, it is important to prepare them to get back onto the school schedule, outline expectations and to start building your routine. Beginning this process a few weeks before school starts will help them to have a better transition when school begins. One way that you can begin this transition is by having your child either continue or begin a nightly reading ritual. During school, teachers suggest that children read material (books, magazines, or news articles) for 15-30 minutes a night. You can start this routine in a positive way by having your children read books with a back-to-school theme. These books typically hit on a few themes about starting school, anticipation of a new year, making new friends, and learning.
A few popular books for younger children include Pete the Cat: Rocking my School Shoes, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books, If You Take a Mouse to School, and Chrysanthemum. Older children would like Ramona the Pest, It’s the First Day of School – Forever!, and Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill. Parents may also want to read up on school tips and tricks for helping their children to be successful this school year as well. Here are a few good guides for parents: Ending the Homework Hassle, Reading Magic, and How Your Child Learns Best.
What back to school traditions do you have at home? What books make starting school a fun experience for your family?
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