Are you ready to start preparing for your child’s first day of school? How excited are you to see them in school for the very first time? Are you ready to help them prepare? Here are some tips to get you started in preparing for your child’s day. There is nothing worse than sitting by and watching your kid get nervous about the day they are going to have.
Read them a book to calm their nerves. It doesn’t matter what the book is. Just make sure it relaxes them. Have them read something that will inspire them and keep their minds off the minute by minute fear of school. Make sure it is entertaining and gets their mind off everything that is going on around them. It will put them in a good mood and get them ready for the day.
Practice makes perfect. Your kids will be in school for several hours each day, so make sure that you prepare them adequately for each of those hours. They will have some long day ahead of them at school, so it’s important that they know what to expect.
Have snacks ready. Your kids will probably be hungry by the time they walk into school. You don’t want to have a big lunch in the cafeteria when all of the other kids are eating. So start setting up early for snacks and prepare some healthy choices.
Take them shopping for clothes. When they come out of school and they see all of the other kids looking so good, your kids will be jealous and think that they can look just like them. That is why you need to take them shopping with you so they don’t feel left out or look silly with clothes that they really don’t like. Buying your kids clothes will also help them feel more comfortable and confident.
Have fun with your child’s day. Kids don’t usually learn about something until the day that they learn about it. Make sure that your child has a good time on their first day at school. Have some music playing, telling stories, playing games, and doing arts and crafts. Don’t forget that the daycare staff can be a big help as well. If they are able to assist the kids and make the day better, that is a big plus!
Have lunch ready. While it might be tempting to pull out sandwiches and chips for lunch, that will really not cut it. Instead, pack a lunch and make sure that the daycare has a supply of food to go around. Pack lunches that allow the kids some control over what they eat, such as having them eat fruit.
Have a great ceremony. Once you get home from school, take the kids to the designated spot for their first meeting with their new nanny. Have the ceremony where you can be there, and the kids make promises to please their new home. Promise that they will do all that they need to do, and that they will follow through to please you. This is a great way to start the day and it gives the kids a sense of belonging and a strong sense of responsibility.
Introduce them to the school employees and other children. This is a great opportunity for children to meet others they will be playing with in the daycare. By introducing them to the daycare workers, it helps them feel more comfortable, especially if you ask them to introduce you to their classmates. It also provides an atmosphere where they can interact with others without feeling like an outsider.
Read a story to them. Reading is a wonderful escape for children. They love to read books, whether they are for adults or children. Children enjoy hearing about themselves in the words of good narrations. Have them read a favorite book to them and encourage them to read more.
Finally, spend the day with the happy little first day child. Nothing beats being able to play with your children. Make your first day as perfect as possible. Remember that children look forward to this special day because it is their first opportunity to meet other kids their own age. Plan everything out and you will have a day filled with happiness, laughter, and parenthood!