Do you want the best resumption for your kids? We’ve got tips to help you achieve that!
This time, the preparation will be a lot easier.
It is not like last year when school resumption in Nigeria, the U.S.A, and other parts of the world was amidst covid-19.
While anticipating and calculating the bills that need to be paid, you must pay attention to their health!
And here, I’ve got you resumption tips to transition your kids nicely back to school.
The first 9 tips on how to prepare your child for school resumption address their health.
Then, the next 7 points highlight important tips loving parents mustn’t neglect as kids resume.
Yes, read on to prepare your child for resumption!
Note: This article also contains a comprehensive “school resumption shopping list.” Find it in Point 10.
- Phase 1: How To Prepare Your Child For School Resumption
- 1. Check With Your Kid’s School
- 2. Ensure they Get Immunized
- 3. Education on Face Masks Handling
- 4. Educate them on How To Wash Hand Properly
- 5. Buy More Fruits
- 6. Monitor Your Child’s Temperature
- 7. Entertain Varying Questions
- 8. Encourage Speaking up
- 9. Declutter
- Phase II: School Resumption Tips For Kids
- Phase 3: Resumption Preparation Tips for Children
- Final Thoughts
Phase 1: How To Prepare Your Child For School Resumption
1. Check With Your Kid’s School
Here are important questions to ask the school’s management:
- What’s your disposition toward health?
- Do you have a functioning first aid box?
- How do you handle emergencies?
- Do you still require students to wear face masks?
- Do you have wash hand stations?
If your kid has special needs, you must be intentional about these questions.
- Call the school’s authority for proper verification
- Be warm and friendly when conversing with them
2. Ensure they Get Immunized
Vaccines train your kids’ bodies to identify and fight viruses and bacteria.
Thus, vaccination is one of the best levels of protection against serious diseases.
Therefore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that 12 years and older should get vaccinated.
In addition, explore this publication. It highlights “recommended vaccines by Age.”
- If there’s an immunization going on in your vicinity, take them out
- Keep up with both local and national news
3. Education on Face Masks Handling
Many adults do not know how to handle face masks properly; needless we talk about children.
Therefore, educate your kids on how it should be worn and handled.
- Visit WHO and CDC websites to watch and read articles on face mask best handling practices.
- Practice proper handling with kids
4. Educate them on How To Wash Hand Properly
Your kids’ health matters to them and the entire family.
Let your kids learn the best way to wash their hands.
- Visit WHO and CDC websites to watch and read articles on handwashing best practices.
- Practice proper hand washing with kids
- Buy them sanitizers – Small sizes
- Educate them on how to use hand sanitizers
5. Buy More Fruits
Fruits are affordable ways to strengthen your kids’ immune systems.
Never miss out on that.
If you have the resources, make them eat fruits daily.
If you are on a budget, let them take it three times a week.
- Buy varieties of fruits
- Let it be eaten before meals
- Add it to the food flask
- Visit cheap stores to buy in bulk.
6. Monitor Your Child’s Temperature
It’s possible to monitor your child’s health at home before resumption.
If your child isn’t feeling fine before resumption, delay their resumption, and take them for medical treatment.
Each time they return from school, monitor their temperature.
- Watch for 100.4° or over
- Keep them at home if they are sick
- If they must resume, inform the school authority.
7. Entertain Varying Questions
Your kids, likely as they resume, might have questions for you.
It could just be about anything!
Attend to their questions! Remember, they should be your best friend.
- Encourage them to ask any question related to staying safe
- Show your kids how safety is practiced and take the lead
8. Encourage Speaking up
Children aren’t immune to Covid-19.
Therefore, they have to be informed about things to look for.
It might be about their health and that of other kids around them.
- Tell them to speak up when they don’t feel well
- Tell them to inform the authorities if any of their classmates aren’t feeling fine.
- Inform them about common symptoms of Covid-19
Make your children’s space ideal for handling assignments and reading.
If you don’t have a space in your home, create one.
That space should be distraction-free.
- Make it simple and neat
- Let it be comfy and inviting
- Let them keep it organized before and after use
Implementing these tips means that you are keen on your kid’s health. A good one!
Yeah, that’s the first phase to help you prepare your child well for school resumption.
Understand your situation before you load your kids for school.
Consider your family’s health.
If you live with senior citizens or someone with an underlying condition, check what your health care plan covers.
If you don’t have a primary care physician, get one.
Yeah! you’ve seen how you can prioritize your kid’s health as they resume school.
The following tips are supplementary.
Phase II: School Resumption Tips For Kids
The following four points on how to prepare your child for school resumption should be carried out:
- Two weeks, or at a minimum, a week before resumption.
10. Discuss With Your Spouse
A discussion with your spouse generates combined efforts to make everything ready.
You might inquire from another close family member or a single parent if you need input to complete your planning.
- Things to buy. (Learning materials, school uniforms, new underwear, flasks, and other essential needs)
- How to adjust your child’s routine.
Adjusting sleeping patterns to blend them well with resumption will be remarkable too.
To make the process easy, I created a school resumption shopping list for you. You can keep the document handy for the next session.
School Resumption Shopping List
A. School Supplies
- Textbooks, Notebooks, and Dictionary
- School bag
- Glue Stick
- Binder or plastic folder
- Pencil Case
- Scissors – Blunt tip for younger children
- Colored pencil
- Pencil Sharpener
- Pens -For older children
- Calculator – For older children
- Math Set – For older children
- Highlighters – For older children
- School Uniform or clothes (For new students and children with worn-out clothes)
- Sun hats
- Tennis shoes and PE Outfit
- School shoes
- Lunch Bag
- Flask and water bottle
- Lunch Box (A thermos style is perfect)
- Bibs (Small Children)
- Tissue Paper
- Wipes and Sanitizers
- Special medication
5. Other Items
- Personalized labels for items bought – This is important because most items get missing during the school year and labeling is one of the best ways to find them.
- Costumes (Do it now! Definitely, the career day or custom day will come up)
- Painting Apron
- Laptop – for older children
6. Special Items
Inquire from the school about the extracurricular activities your kids will participate in. That will give you an idea of what else you’ll need to add to your list.
- Plain black and white tee shirts
- Tights – It could be black or white
- Keep empty cartons – Often, students are asked to bring empty boxes, so be ready for this!
11. Call Your Kids Together
Get it spiced up this way. Ask the Kids to:
- Outline the lessons they’ve learned during the holiday
- Write an essay on one of the best things that happened to them during the holiday.
- Reflect on the resolution they’ve made to work harder in their academics work
- List what they need for the school resumption
After that, tell them:
- The adjustments in their play and study pattern
- The length you’ve gone to make their resumption near-perfect (Including what you discussed with your spouse)
Adjusting their play pattern allows them to sleep more, study more, and play less.
During the meeting, talk less, and listen more.
Also Read on 7 Impressive Benefits of Spending Time with Family
12. Inquire From The School
Some schools might have handed a list containing what your child needs for resumption.
As one of the tips on preparing your child for school resumption, Inquiring again is excellent.
What to Ask:
- If there are any updates on requirements and school policies
- If you can’t meet a particular demand, you can avail yourself of this opportunity to tell and ask if you can use an intended alternative.
- If your kids made some complaints, you could discuss that
- The flexibility of their extra lessons
- The payment plan that the school approves.
13. Organize Your List
What a comprehensive list!
Now you have the combination of four sources:
You, your spouse, your kids, and the school itself.
- Add all together.
- Pick a day to make all the purchases. You might need to go with your kids; surely your spouse or a trusted friend will need to be there.
- Go with a realistic budget after noting all that is needed. Make room for miscellaneous if you have the fund.
You can buy in pairs, that saves you cost. But it isn’t a must.
Phase 3: Resumption Preparation Tips for Children
The following points on school resumption preparation should be implemented:
- A few days after the resumption
- On the day of resumption
- Weeks after the resumption.
14. Cross Check and do Some Works
Yes, you’ve made everything ready.
They’ve adjusted to the new routine, and the new study habit has reduced their playtime.
But check this:
- Everything you bought
- Their readiness for school
- Leave a note or an artwork on their textbooks or notebook. It assures them love.
You must address any lapses. Do it tactfully!
15. Resume With Them
So should you wear a uniform and dress like you’ve been offered admission to your kid’s school?
If you want the fun, yes, you can. But that’s not what it means to resume with them.
What it means:
- Follow them to school yourself the first day
- Drop updated contact details
- If there are any medical issues, inform them, and tell them what to do.
- Meet your kid’s friends
- Offer to meet teachers assigned to your kids, and discuss important points with them.
Do not seek preferential treatment. Just be sincere and honest with your demands.
Ideally, your request should not be outside what the school stands for.
16. Be in The Process
You will need to be part of your kid’s curriculum for the first few weeks.
Know what they’ve been taught, ask them questions, and guide them in solving their homework.
You can do better with these tips.
How to do it:
- Assign them an easy task that will allow them time for their school work
- Add to their chores during weekends
- Allow them to rest, and attend to their assignment before playing or attending to duties.
- Always ask them how the day went.
- Offer them a hug when they are leaving and coming from school
- Buy gadgets that will enhance their knowledge
- Buy them candy, milk, and other goodies
- Feed them well.
- Make sure they are always neat.
- Help expand their vocabulary and their fluency in English and other languages.
Yes! It’s time to prepare your kids for resumption. Adopt all the new tips found in this article.
If you do all you can, your kids will enjoy sound health, and your family’s well-being won’t be under attack.
Moreover, good preparation will result in brilliant results at the end of each session.
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