A child’s first day at school is a day to remember for the rest of his/her life. These are some tips so you can help to make it a really happy one.
Tell your child about school beforehand, casually, and talk about it as a happy place where there will be a big welcome and where they will meet new friends.
Please do not use the school or the teacher as a threat – it can make some children very apprehensive.
Your child will like to have the new uniform or tracksuit and a new bag when school begins. These help him/her identify more readily with the school and other children.
Your child’s books will be taken up on the first day of school and the teacher will hold on to them until such time as they are needed – this minimises books getting lost. Please have your child warned of this fact, in case they think they will never see the books again!
All books/copies must be marked with your child’s name and readers must be covered.
Your child will feel important if he/she has something in their school bag, so perhaps you could buy an extra copy or colouring book which could be used at home.