When Young Children Return to the Classroom
Returning to the classroom after a long summer break can be a daunting task for any student. For young children who have spent most of the summer exploring the world around them, the transition can be even more difficult. Here are a few tips for helping young children adjust smoothly when returning to class.
- Make a plan. Before returning to school, create a plan with your child. Discuss what will happen during the day, what will be expected of them, and how they will know when they have done their part. This will help both of you stay on track and make the transition easier.
- Build a relationship with your child’s teacher. When children are first returning to school, it can be tempting to shy away from their teacher. Instead, build a relationship with them. This will help the teacher understand your child and help the child to feel comfortable in the classroom.
- Let your child know that they can ask for help. Young children may feel overwhelmed when returning to school. Let them know that they can always ask for help from their teacher or friends. This will help them feel more in control and less stressed.
- Be patient. It may take your child a few days to adjust to the new environment. Be patient and allow them to take the time they need to get back into the swing of things.
These tips will help young children feel comfortable and successful in returning to the classroom.