Parents can help to prepare their children by explaining to them what to expect from their first day of school activities. Little ones can be very frightened by the thought of going to school every day and leaving the comfort of home that they know. In many cases it is not knowing what the first day of school activities will bring is what causes the worry and fear in them. If they are prepared and know what it means to go to school they will be less apprehensive and respond better to the whole idea. Parental guidance is very important at this point in a child’s development. A positive attitude from a parent can change everything for a child. Going to school happy is far better than going full of fear.
Teachers are usually very busy with back to school activities in the last weeks before the term starts. They will have lesson plans to prepare and adapted to the curriculum they must adhere to. They will have much work to organize before they even begin the communication of it to the new group of students.