10 Things Kids Can Look Forward to This New School Year
The new school year is just around the corner, and kids of all ages are starting to feel a mix of excitement and anxiety. While some kids may be dreading the thought of going back to school, there are actually a lot of great things to look forward to.
Here are 10 Things to Look Forward To This New School Year:
- Learning new things. This is probably the number one thing kids look forward to about the new school year. Whether it’s learning about a new subject, like science or history, or mastering a new skill, like math or reading, kids love the feeling of learning something new.
- Making new friends. For many kids, the first day of school is the best day of the year. It’s a chance to meet new people, make new friends, and start fresh.
- Participating in extracurricular activities. School is more than just academics. It’s also a great place to participate in extracurricular activities, such as sports, clubs, and arts programs. These activities can help kids develop new skills, make friends, and have fun.
- Going on field trips. Field trips are a great way to learn and experience new things outside the classroom. Whether it’s a trip to the museum, the zoo, or the aquarium, kids always love field trips.
- Celebrating special events. The school year is full of special events like Halloween, Thanksgiving, birthdays, and Valentine’s Day. These events are a great way to have fun with friends.
- Getting to see their teachers and friends again. After a long summer break, kids are always excited to see their teachers and friends again. They’ve missed them and are looking forward to catching up.
- Getting into a routine. For some kids, school structure can be a relief after the chaos of summer vacation. It’s nice to know what to expect each day and have a schedule.
- Feeling a sense of accomplishment. When kids learn new things and achieve their goals, they feel accomplished. This can boost their self-esteem and motivation.
- Building confidence. School can be an excellent place for kids to build confidence. When they succeed in school, it helps them feel good about themselves and their abilities.
- Have fun! School should be fun. It’s a time to learn, grow, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Check out these books for young children about the first day of school from PreSchool Play & Learn.
Here are some additional tips for helping kids have a great new school year:
- Talk to your child about their fears and concerns. Help them understand that feeling slightly nervous about starting a new school year is expected.
- Help your child get organized. This includes packing their backpack the night before, setting a bedtime routine, and making a schedule for the week.
- Encourage your child to get involved in extracurricular activities because this is a great way for them to make new friends, learn new skills, and have fun.
- Be positive and supportive. Let your child know that you believe in them and are excited for them to start the new school year.
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By: Melissa A. Kay