3 Back to School Preparation Tips and Affirmations for Your Child

Some children feel nervous about their first day of school, it could be the mix of an unfamiliar environment, new teachers, new classmates, or even a new schedule. 


Help ease them into the transition with these tips:


Read good books about starting school

Literature is a great way to prompt a discussion about going to school. Check out these 12 books to ease back-to-school jitters.


Visit the school  before the first day

Organise a trip to the school to see the building and take the time to talk to your child about his/ her feelings of a new school, new teachers, and new friends. 


Go school shopping

Going to school items are popular with little kids as well as big. It doesn't have to be something expensive. It could be a new notebook, new stationery set or writing materials. Make it meaningful that it is designated especially for back to school.



Here are 3 encouraging phrases to say to your child on the first day of school:


""I love you and I know you can do this."


"Treat others how you want to be treated."


"I'm going to drop you off, then you'll meet your teacher, and have lunch…"


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Happy New Year!

-Y Plus SG