Most children are social beings and look forward to going back to school each new school year. They might have had a great summer off but they will seek the company of all their friends again even if it means they have to go back to school. They may grumble and complain about giving up their summer freedom but secretly they will welcome the return to class and routine. Back to school activities will start to increase as the summer draws to a close and preparation for classes begins. It is an odd mix of dread and excitement that children go through every year. First day of school activities hold a spot on many parents’ calendars as well.
Parents will have been thinking about back to school preparations for their children for a few weeks before the school bell rings again. They will have considered the list of supplies that they have been provided with for each child. And they will review the wardrobe of the child to make sure they have everything they need. Fortunate children will have renewed supplies and clothing each school year as they march off to their next year of development. First day of school activities are made more exciting with new clothing and supplies. It is a small right of passage as each year goes past.
Back to school and all of the back to school activities can be overwhelming for very young children and may be a difficult time. Most will adapt with each passing year and begin to look forward to the comfort of the routine.