Starting school is a big step for your child – and for you too. It helps to plan ahead for enrolment and to start preparing your child for this new phase in her life. Preparing your child for starting schoolStarting school can be a big change for your child – and a big change in your family life too. Although it’s an exciting time, it’s normal to feel a little worried or sad about it. Keeping your worries to yourself and letting your child know that you think he’ll go well at school helps your child feel positive too.Here are tips to help you and your child feel ready for starting school.Getting familiar with school
Practical preparations at home
Sometimes it’s helpful to talk to other parents about how you’re feeling. Other parents might also have helpful tips for preparing and starting school. Starting school: the early weeks Your child is likely to need a lot of support when school starts. There are some simple things you can do to help these first few weeks go smoothly:
Your child is likely to be very tired after school for the first few weeks. It’s a good idea to limit after-school activities like swimming lessons for the first term, and stick to a bedtime routine if you can. When you feel your child is coping all right with after-school tiredness, you can think about setting up a playdate with one of his new classmates.
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