The countdown to school has begun. Right now many parents are thinking about how to get ready for school after a break. If you are the parent of a preschool child, then you are probably trying to figure out how to get your little one ready for the adjustment. This is a whole new milestone for them. If you are one such parent, have no fear. Here are some tried and true back to school tips for preschool parents to help get your child ready for the new school year.
Get Into a Routine Now
Routines are very helpful for kids. It gives them a structure that helps them know what to expect and what is expected of them. As children, the world can be an intimidating place and they can feel pretty lost sometimes. Giving them a sense of what is going to happen next will help them to feel secure and safe. It will also help them feel like they have some control over the situation. Having a routine is especially important when starting something new. It helps them feel a little less lost as they find their bearings.
Make Sure Your Child Is Getting Enough Sleep
We all know that babies sleep a lot. And as children grow, they need less sleep. What some parents don’t know is just how much sleep their kids actually need. A child’s need for sleep lessens as they get older, but not as much as you would think. Your preschooler still needs a solid 10 to 12 hours of sleep a night. Getting enough sleep is vital because it will help curtail midday melt-downs and help them to focus and function throughout their day. This is one of the most basic tips for preschool students.