It’s time to adjust to a new year for you and your loved ones. And if you have children in school, then it means it is time to start preparing for the new school year, too. While this experience may be nerve-racking for them, you can ensure the transition is smooth and a little less anxiety-inducing. How? Let’s take a look at some ways you can prepare your little one(s) for the new grade they’ll be entering, tips on how to get them excited about school and how you can be involved in helping them deal with any stress they may come across.
First, Open Up The Chat
One of the best ways to keep up with how your child is doing academically is by communicating with them. You can keep the chats simple and straightforward where you ask them if they are enjoying school and which lessons are more enjoyable than others. You can also have fun with it and attempt to play the games they play at school together. This will show your child that you are interested in knowing about their interests and school setting, making them open up some more.
As a parent, your presence in the academic life of your child is crucial to their commitment to work, so ensure you do homework together and let your child show you how much they have learnt. Try not to do your child(ren)’s homework fully as that will not afford them the opportunity to learn.
Add Some Fun To Their Stationery
Do your kids have a favourite superhero or cartoon character? Do they like certain colours more than others? You can use this to your advantage and get your child(ren) school supplies that are themed around their favourite superheroes, shows and colours. The Crazy Store has a lot of options when it comes to book covers and wrapping papers, name tags and stickers, as well as other amazing stationery supplies to add to your child’s backpack to make them more excited about the new grade.
Reading Kids Rock
It is no secret that encouraging your child to read will help them a great deal in their academic work. It is also advisable that you read with your child too. This can be a great bonding session between you and will allow your child(ren) to be free and comfortable around you even more. Reading to and with your child can:
- Help your child get to know sounds, words and language, and develop early literacy skills
- Help them learn to value books and stories
- Spark your child’s imagination and stimulate curiosity
- Help develop your child’s brain, ability to focus, concentration, social skills and communication skills
- Help your child learn the difference between ‘real’ and ‘make-believe’
- Help your child learn about the world
You can also consider sharing your own stories with your child, and not those necessarily from a book. This will inspire their imagination and storytelling too, and we have some inspirations in our books section at The Crazy Store. You can shop different educational book genres for kids of different ages and make storytime more memorable while creating excitement around learning.
There is nothing that gets people excited more than an organised shelf, backpack or space. Create a study corner for your child and keep it neatly organised and labelled while storing some of the stationery in clear plastic containers that you labelled yourself. Plastic containers will help as they are see-through so your child(ren) won’t struggle to find their favourite glitter pens, and it is durable, so you don’t have to worry about them breaking it. You can also use the containers to store your own arts and crafts supplies, tools, and utensils you use and make storage fun for everyone in the house.
Speaking Of Everyone…
You might also be heading to a new office or going back to school or the office after being on lockdown for so long. Your office and stationery supplies might be running a little low. Our office stationery section has a range of options for you to choose from. Restock your stationery cabinet and let the whole family enjoy the new milestones you are all entering.
Let the excitement of the new year inspire you and your family to create a stationery checklist of your own personalised supplies, and come on down to The Crazy Store to fill up on affordable, fun and exciting stationery tools.