Back to School Tip #1

It’s that time again.  Summer is winding down and school is almost back in session.  Whether they’ve been away for the entire summer or only a week or two, it can be hard for your little ones -and for you- to readjust to the school year.  Most Pine Village locations open on September 6.  We’ll be posting one tip here every day until then to help get you and yours ready to go.
Today’s Tip: Get a jump on routines.

  •  If bedtime has slid from 7:30 to 8:30 lately, and you’ve been sleeping in, slowly adjust your rhythms back to where you want them to be for the first day of school.  That will eliminate a lot of tears that morning and ensure your child is ready to jump right back into learning and playing with his friends.  
  • Try to keep meal times, snack times, nap times and other routines as close as possible to your school year schedule. This will facilitate your child’s comfort in the first days and weeks.

Stay tuned tomorrow for Tip #2: Talking to your child about what to expect.

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