Tips for Back to School

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Whether your child is just starting Kindergarten or entering their final year of high school, the start of the school year can be stressful. 

Here are some tips to ease into the transition from summer break to hitting the books.

Tip 1: Visit the school or classroom before the first day
Tip 2: Read books about starting school
Tip 3: Talk to your child about their feelings
Tip 4: Set intentions with your child for the school year
Tip 5: Go back-to-school shopping together
Tip 6: Send a note in your child's lunch the first day of school
Tip 7: Encourage your child to pursue a passion or project this year
Tip 8: Play school together at home
Tip 9: Create a new routine
Tip 10: Turn getting ready into fun games

Here are some helpful articles on the topic:

Preschool Prep: How to Prepare Your Toddler for Preschool

PTA: Preparing Your Child for School

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