Friday, July 23, 2010

Back to the "School Routine"

Posted by Cecile at Friday, July 23, 2010
A month before my son goes back to school, I normally start putting him to sleep early...about 7:45 to 8:00pm. Prior to that he already took a bath/shower, brushed his teeth and read to him. This short routine has helped him a lot before. We also read to him books at least 20 minutes and now that he can read, he would read to us, too. I like that he loves books and is very excited to go back to school this fall. Anyway, here are some tips I read from internet on how to prepare our kids for school after a long summer break.

After a summer off, its always difficult for kids and their parents to get back into the school routine. Dr. Carol Donovan and Dr. Diane Sekeres, faculty members in the College of Education at The University of Alabama, offer these tips for getting organized for back to school:

~ Create a list of “to do” items to ready your child for school.
~ Plan when you will shop for supplies, when you will purchase new shoes or clothes.
~ Check off each item as you complete it.
~ Set up a place for your child to accumulate school supplies—preferably the same location that your child will do homework.
~ If you have not been reading regularly with your child, make sure you have some regular times set aside the rest of the summer so as to retain your child’s skills.
~ Your child may read independently or side by side (each with your own book) or together, aloud. This applies to any age!
~ If this is a new school, go visit and meet the administration and secretary.
~ Practice getting up and preparing for school on time.
~ Establish rules for waiting at the bus stop or coming home after school.

Source: University of Alabama


nuts said...

i also prepare my kids before school opens, kasi ang hirap nila gisingin lalo pa't they used to sleep a little later pag summer.. thanks for the tips, kahit malalaki na anak ko, school opening always seems new to them.


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