24 Dec 2022 | 3 min Read
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Haven’t we all experienced that struggle to go back to school after a fun winter break? We know that feeling of getting back to routine after a fun-filled no rules, no homework and no routine break. Getting kids to go back to school after a winter break can be difficult. Sometimes helping kids transition back to school after winter break can be a nightmare for parents.
But with a few tips, you can easily help your kids look forward to going back to school after winter break.
A week before school reopens post the winter break, start talking to your child about the year ahead and all the wonderful things that they can look forward to. For kids who live in higher altitudes, the new school year begins after a long winter break but for most kids, their classes and teachers remain the same since the new school year starts only after the summer break.
Regardless of that, the stress of going back to school after winter break is the same for all kids. You can get them excited about school by talking to them about their friends, their teachers and the new activities and things they will learn.
Another great idea is to plan a play date with one or two of their favourite school friends just a few days before the school reopens. Meeting their friends will get them excited about the idea of school after winter break. It prepares them for the new session and reminds them of how much fun it can be meeting school friends.
Ask your child to make a list of all the school supplies they need for going back to school after winter break. Let them check and make a list of anything new they may need for school. Plan a fun day shopping for the school supplies like crayons, coloured pencils, pencils, erasers, hand sanitiser, wipers, notebooks etc.
Just a few days before school starts, have a back-to-school bag-packing challenge. While your child packs his/her school bag, you can pack your office bag. This is sure to get them excited about going back to school after winter break.
Every night before they go to bed, spend some time talking to your child about their school, friends, favourite subjects etc. and ask them about the things they like about their school, their teacher or friends. This works like a positive reminder about all the good things they can look forward to in school.
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