Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to School: Tips for Easing the Transition

Resources Available to Help Parents and Guardians Get Kids Back to School with Less Stress

As teachers prepare their curricula and classrooms for the first day of school, the NCBLA would like to share some authoritative resources to help parents and guardians everywhere ease the transition from summer to school as smoothly as possible.

Offering excellent tips for families with kids of all ages is "Back to School: Reducing the Stress!" in the NCBLA's Parent and Guardian Handbook, written by Mary Brigid Barrett. This informative article provides a series of tips helping your family prepare for and begin a successful school year. Mary Brigid Barrett is the president and executive director of The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance. She is the author of the recently released children’s picture book Shoebox Sam (HarperCollins: Zonderkidz), and is the editor of, and contributor to, the NCBLA’s award-winning publication Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (Candlewick Press). 

Other resources of interest to parents and guardians in the  NCBLA's free Parent and Guardian Handbook include: "I Will Read to My Kids--If I Ever Find the Time!," "Helping Your First Grader Learn to Read," and "Homework: A Parent's Guide."

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Other excellent resources to help your kids begin a successful school year include: