Nibras International School’s Assistant Principal Karen Robinson shares a few tips on preparing students to resume school.
It is essential to ensure that children are healthy and fit when they go back to school, so that they can begin the year on a positive note.
Check for vaccinations, dental and eye tests.
Reintroduce the normal routine
Establish a bedtime routine at least a week before school reopens so that the child gets used to the bedtime and wakes up fresh when school begins.
Start eating breakfast, lunch and snacks around the times the child would eat during school..
Parents should ensure that their child is fully groomed. Hair and nails need to be neatly cut.
Sure your child hasn’t grown taller? Check if he or she needs new uniforms and shoes.
Wake up your child’s brain
Stick a planner in your child’s room and mark term dates and after-school activities.
Encourage children to read school books at least a few weeks in advance so that they get familiar with the subject matter.
It is natural for children to be anxious about the next step.
Discuss their concerns about starting school and explain the challenges you faced, and if you can, involve older brothers and sisters in the discussion.
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