Monday, August 20, 2012

It's that Time of Year!

Is Your Child Ready for School?

Do you remember, as a kid, that tingle in the pit of you stomach as September was rolling in? I do. Both anxiety and excitement, beginning of the school year is an experience like no other. Here’s how to make the best of it.

Secrets to make it snappy?
  • Befriend other parents of toddlers. Register for “mommy and me” classes at the community center and visit the local playground.
  • Read books about going to school. “A Pocket Full Of Kisses” by Audrey Penn says it best.
  • Once you decide on a preschool, visit the place a few times so it becomes a familiar site and inquire about meeting the teacher.
  • Enroll your child in an “On my Own” class at the local community center. It is a good gradual entry program during she can learn about school routines and playing with new friends.
  • If you are anxious, look for our own silver lining. Rather than being apprehensive, think of it as a celebration of a new stage in your child’s life.

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