The Robertson Center is excited to kick off another year of collaboration with you! As summer winds down and kids head back to classrooms, we’re sharing tips for a successful transition back to school from our CEO, Eva Moskowitz.
Create a screen-time schedule. It’s time to re-introduce limits on how long your children spend on screens. That can mean restricting screens to weekends and/or handing phones over before dinner. Whatever rules you decide on, be consistent. Consistency will create ingrained habits by the time school starts.
Get back in a reading groove. Summer used to present the perfect conditions for reading, but camp, vacations, and screens have caused books to fall by the wayside. Audiobooks are a great way to weave reading back into your children’s lives. Played during a road trip or while eating dinner, audiobooks will remind your kids how pleasurable reading can be.
Transition to a normal bedtime routine. Waiting until the night before school to change your child’s bedtime schedule can leave them exhausted. Instead, use the last weeks of summer to gradually shift their bedtime and wake times earlier. By starting in increments now, you’ll be right on schedule when school starts.
“Practice” homework. Nothing is more important for a child’s academic success than great homework habits. You can help your child ease back into the school year by getting them in the groove of independent learning. Establish a daily ritual in which 30 minutes are dedicated to an educational activity of your child’s choice, whether it’s a virtual museum tour, writing short story, tackling a set of math problems, or taking photographs in your backyard. Get their brains moving and thinking!
Plan ahead. Arriving late to school is incredibly disruptive to learning. To avoid lateness, practice your morning routing and commute before the first day of school so you can make any necessary adjustments. The night before their first day, be sure your child has their clothing picked out and backpack ready to go!
Check out Eva sharing these tips on Fox 5 here.