How things go at home in the morning can set the tone for the day ahead. A predictable and positive morning routine for school can help children arrive at school feeling calm, fed and ready to make the most of the first few hours of the day. Morning routine for school: the whys and howsChildren don’t understand time in the same way as grown-ups. This can make school mornings a stressful time of day for families.But staying calm and getting along in the morning will help you all feel positive about the day ahead. For example, fighting with children in the morning makes it harder for you to work well. It even increases the risk of you having an accident at work.The most useful way to reduce morning chaos is to set up a morning routine for school. Sticking to a morning routine for school helps your children predict what’s coming, and remember what they need to do.Here are some ideas to take some of the pressure out of school mornings – even if things don’t always go smoothly!Planning ahead for school mornings: the night before The first step in your morning routine for school is to think about what you need to do and work out a plan for doing it. You’ll probably find that you and your child can do many things the night before.Here are some ideas:
Try to read school newsletters and check bags for consent forms the night before. You could also try to prepare clothes, sign the school forms and get school bags ready the night before.Your morning routine for school: tips Rushing can really increase everyone’s stress levels, so it helps to give yourself a bit more time in the morning. One of the best ways to do this is to get up 15-30 minutes earlier.Here are more tips to take the stress out of mornings:
Sometimes children drag out the time in the morning as a way to avoid school. If you think this might be happening with your child, it’s a good idea to check in with your child’s teacher to make sure there aren’t any problems that are causing school refusal.
Playing with pasta pieces, especially macaroni, can be an excellent way to boost your child's acquisition of fine motor skills!READ MORE