We know summer isn’t the ideal time to think about the upcoming academic year. However, your child most likely had online courses last school year, so their transition back to in-person classes may feel a little different. To ensure your child is well-adjusted for the fall, here are some tips on how to prepare your child for school during the summer. With these tips, both you and your child can feel more at ease about returning to the classroom.
Assess Their School Gear
Don’t wait until the week before school starts to gather your child’s school supplies. On a lax summer day, or one that doesn’t provide ideal weather, assess which school supplies you should toss and which you should keep.
Once you’re left with the supplies still in good condition, invest in the remaining school essentials. To make the most cost-effective investment and avoid needing to buy anything next year, considering buying in bulk. Read up on tips for buying school supplies in bulk to ensure that you secure the best deals.
Prep Their Homework Space
One way to prepare your child for school during the summer and get them excited about schoolwork is to create a homework space together. If you already have a designated area for homework throughout the school year, spruce it up.
A new lamp or lampshade, eccentric and comfy chair, and other unique elements can help their ergonomic space feel personalized, making them excited to use it in the fall.
Start a School Countdown
Rev up your child’s excitement for the school year by starting a countdown about a month out from their start date. Creating a countdown helps build positive anticipation around the upcoming school year rather than accumulate anxiety or dread.
Throughout the countdown, plan a few special days with your little one. Perhaps when you reach the “10 days until school” mark, you can offer a trip to the museum or amusement park. As fun as it is to countdown to the new school year, you want to make sure your child can relish their summer fun, too.