Are you ready to get back to school?

It seems like just yesterday when the schools broke up for the holidays, and yet here we are with a new term beckoning…

A new term can be a shock to the system after a relaxed few weeks where the usual routines have gone out of the window. That’s why it helps to get prepared for the first week back a few days early.

And if your child is starting at Primary or Secondary school, or going into year 10 or 12, it can feel even more daunting.

Here are our hot tips for a smooth new term’s transition…

Start the term as you mean to go on:

  • Establish earlier bed times and wake up times to avoid panic stations in the first week back.
  • Get practical by organising stationery, school bag and a uniform check now. Check PE kit too incase it’s still scrunched up needing a wash!
  • Limit screen time to help get into the swing of learning again –¬†especially at night. It’s well known that blue light emitted through smart phones, tablets and computers can inhibit melatonin production. This in turn can affect sleep patterns. Kids need plenty of sleep at the start of a new term, so it makes sense to reduce their reliance on gadgets after dark!
  • Organise the fridge. If you’ve several school-age kids, organisation is vital. Each child is bound to be doing different after-school activities on different nights, so get yourself armed with a fill-in calendar on the fridge to keep on top of all the to-ing and fro-ing! Your taxi service is bound to be required!

While it always takes a while to get back into the swing of things, being one step ahead can hugely help.

Do also keep an eye on your child for any signs of anxiety. Some children struggle to cope with new teachers, new classrooms, harder work in the new term.

A problem shared is a problem halved

That’s why our Cheshire tutors who also work across Trafford are often snapped up early. Addressing problem learning early on can make for a smoother ride later.

Contact our popular tutor team right here when you need to chat about how your child is getting on. We’re always around for a helping chat.

 

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