It's hard to believe it's time for kids to head back to school! Things might look a little different this year for most children because of the Coronavirus. Whether you've made the choice to send your kids back to school in person or tackle virtual enrollment, children (and parents) will need to adjust to many changes this year. Not to worry though! There are several ways we can make these adjustments a little smoother for everybody to start the school year off right.
Continue School Year Traditions
Whether it's taking one last vacation or doing some back to school shopping, continue whatever traditions your family might have during this time of year. So many things are changing right now in the world, so it's important for our children to be able to count on the things that we are able to control. Even kids who will be starting the school year at home can do some back to school shopping for a few new outfits or school supplies!
Establish a Routine
If your child will be switching to home schooling this year, try to establish a routine. This can provide them with structure despite being in a different learning environment than what they are used to. Visual schedules are a great way to do this! Think of them as a picture representation of what your child's day looks like. One option is to purchase a schedule like this: