- If your child has never been to school, talk about what he can expect. Emphasize that his teacher will take care of him until you (or whichever other familiar caregiver) can pick them up.
- Emphasize the parts of school that will be familiar, or “what is the same” as what she does at home. “You will have lunch at school, just like we have lunch at home. You will sing songs at school, just like we sing songs at home!” Talk briefly about what will be different, but remind your child that this is something she CAN do.
Stay tuned tomorrow when we will bring you tips on managing your own emotions about your child going back to school or going for the first time.