How can you make the transition of going back to school easier for your household? Start with establishing routines. Kids really do need and like structure and routine. They may fight you on it, but they really do need and want it!
Morning – have your child set an alarm clock. Keep the alarm set for the same time each morning. Make sure the wake up time will allow enough time for your child to get ready in the morning. Once your child is awake, have him/her follow the morning routine each day. For example: get dressed, brush teeth, comb hair, eat breakfast, go out for the bus with the backpack and lunchbox (if your child has packed a lunch for school).
It is helpful to make a sign for your child with the routines listed.
|Get out of bed|
|Brush your teeth|
|Comb your hair|
|Get lunchbox out of fridge (if packing)|
|Gather your backpack (put on a coat if the weather is cold).|
|Watch for the bus|
These books can be checked out at the library.