It’s hard to wrap your head around back to school season, but it’s coming.
I used to get anxious thinking about all the things I need to do in preparation for the first day of school. It’s such a busy time, and there’s just so much to think about that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Trust me when I say that one way to regain that sense of control is to (a) make a list and (b) get ahead of the crowds.
Like many others with late birthdays, my youngest son will only be three when he starts school this fall. To help him prepare for the self-help skills that will be required of him, we’ve been in prep mode all summer long. Teaching him how to take off and put on his shoes, get dressed, and vocalize that he needs to use the washroom.
As an elementary teacher, I know a lot will be expected of our little ones once they walk through those doors in September. Every fall, I also see each child rise to the challenges while their independent skills rapidly grow. One of the best ways, we as parents can help our kindergarteners during the school day is to pack easy to manage healthy foods for their snacks and lunches.