4 Things That Can Make Transferring To a New School Easier
By: The Nixplay Team
Being the new kid in school will never be an easy experience. When all your classmates already have friends to hang out with during recess, when everyone’s already paired up on the bus, and when your teachers know everyone except you, how’s a kid supposed to deal?
Don’t worry–we’re here to help. Here are some easy ways to make transferring campuses easier for your child this back to school season.
Involve your child in the process.
Make sure your child is involved in every step on the way. Bring them with you when you visit schools, ask them for their opinion on the schools on your shortlist, and maybe ask them to list what they’re looking forward to about switching schools. This is an exciting month in your kids’ life!
Dispel your child’s fears.
Unless your child had a traumatic experience in their old school, they probably wouldn’t be too keen to transfer schools. They’d be leaving a familiar environment and saying goodbye to familiar faces–that’s got to be difficult for anyone, regardless of age. Make the move easier for your kid by discussing the things their concerns and fears. Address all their concerns, and get them to see the bright side of switching schools.
Plan a “switching schools” party for your child.
Make sure your child gets to say goodbye properly to all their friends and favorite teachers. You can have a small party at your backyard and have your child invite their closest classmates and teachers. Ask the guests to write notes wishing your child good luck at their new school, and encourage them to stay in touch.
Create a digital scrapbook documenting your child’s time at their previous school.
Gather all of your child’s pictures with their previous classmates, scan their best artwork and treasured notes, and compile them into a digital album commemorating their time at the school. This way, they’ll always fond memories of a crucial part of their formative years.
Display the digital scrapbooks on a Nixplay Frame so their memories will always be at their fingertips. Get 25% off selected frames for our Back To School Sale, only until August 25!