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Getting Ready to Go to School
If your child is going to school for the first time this fall, you might be a little concerned about how he or she will cope. The truth of the matter is that the first day of school is often more traumatic for parents than for students.
It is understandable that you might worry about this big step out into the world. There are many things that you can do to help make the transition easier for the whole family.
Suggestions for Developing Your Child’s Independence
Here are a few suggestions to encourage your child to develop more independence in preparation for school.
As you get ready for the first days of school you should also review safety rules. Don't over emphasis hazards, but make sure your child knows how to keep safe.
Going to school is a big step and now is the time to start preparing so when September comes you can focus on building your relationship with your child's teacher and school.
Publications and pamphlets that can help you are available at ETFO’s online store: shopETFO.
School Readiness Checklist
Children do not need to have specific knowledge or skills to begin school. But it is helpful if they are able to