Back to School for You and the Kids

Cute pupils running down the hall at the elementary schoolHi Ho, Hi Ho, it's back to school we go!

Here are some ideas from Tacoma Public Library to get you and your youngsters ready.

  • If you haven't done so already, get those school clothes ready to go. Nothing is worse than facing the stores in crowded situations. Ditto on the backpack and school supplies.
  • A few weeks before school starts, move bedtime back to an earlier time.
  • Talk about back to school routines for homework, TV, baths, and bedtime so there are no surprises for anyone
  • For older children who may be walking to school, go over the rules of stranger awareness and traffic safety.

If your child is nervous about going into the next grade or starting at a new school, reassure them that other children have these feelings too. Put a positive spin on things and talk about the fun things they’ll be learning. These titles can help.

Back-to-school Rules

Daddy's Back-to-school Shopping Adventure

Happy School Year!

I Am Too Absolutely Small for School

Jake Starts School

Louise the Big Cheese and the Back-to-school Smarty-pants

Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten!

Ninja Boy Goes to School

Off to Kindergarten

The Pout-pout Fish Goes to School

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