Great Year Ahead!!
Showing your child you're excited about the school year will get them excited, too. Encourage your child to share what they learn and to make the most of each school day with these strategies.
"What will you learn today?"
Talk about your youngster's day before it happens. In the morning, let them know you can't wait to hear all about it. They'll be on the lookout for things to tell you. They might even jot down notes to remember the highlights (a science experiment they enjoyed, the words to a song they sang in music class).
"Show me what you did!"
Ask your child to demonstrate something they learned. Perhaps they'll show you how to measure the area of a room or write a short story. You'll get to see what they are working on in school. Plus, explaining something out loud will help them understand and remember it - and build confidence.
"What's new this year?"
Each school year brings something exciting that your youngster didn't do the year before. Maybe they'll go to recess on a different playground, join a club, or change classes for math or reading. Build enthusiasm by talking up these experiences in the first weeks of school, and keep them motivated by following up as the year goes on.