Monday, August 13, 2012

The Back to School Transition

Tips on how to transition your child back to school:

~Keep a routine as much as possible during the summer.  Try to start a routine similar to the school schedule 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the school year (earlier bed times, wake up same time, dressing, breakfast, etc.).

~Go visit the school ahead of time.

~If possible, schedule an appointment to have a school tour and meet with the teacher.

~Take pictures of the different teacher and activities. Make a social story outlining the school day routine and label the teachers by name.

~Have your child help you make a book about their new school or new class. You can have them help you glue pictures into a book, color, label pictures, write words or sentences, and/or look through the book with you.

~Use this time to talk about how the day may go and what they can expect.

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