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From Pool Time to School Time: Easing the Back-to-School Transition

As kids pack up their new backpacks, sharpen
 their pencils, and try on their new Fall clothes, most start to get excited about the first day of school. While the beginning of the school year is an exciting time and represents a new start, some kids may feel anxious about the unknown; a new teacher, new classmates, or a new school can cause a lot of stress and anxiety for them. But by using some of these simple strategies, you can help better prepare your kids for their first day of school and ease their concerns. 

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Getting Ready for Back to School

Before you know it, summer will be coming to an end and it will be time to prepare the kids to go back to school. The start of a new school year is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming for parents. Here are four steps to ensure a smoother transition from summer days to school days.

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Summer Routines to Prevent the Summer Slide

Let me guess, your kids are going to be around for at least part of the summer? Maybe they are going to an overnight camp or a day camp or attending a workshop or summer school here and there. But for some of the summer, they will be home with no structured activities. Yikes! Your first instinct might be to give them the summer off, but be careful. They may be tired from being busy all school year but kids recover quickly. Within 48 hours of the start of summer break for the kids, you will be wondering what the heck you were thinking if you let them clear their summer schedules.

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Super Vocabularies = Successful Students

Teachers know that one of the marks of a bright child is the size of the child’s vocabulary. The definition of vocabulary is the knowledge of words and word meanings. Children with a larger vocabulary communicate better, read and write with greater understanding, and radiate confidence in their learning ability.

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