Is entering kindergarten for the first time a scary and thrilling prospect for your child? Here's an activity that gives your child a way to articulate his thoughts about the new school year. Create a back to school journal! Decorate and personalize a notebook, then set aside time once or twice a week to discuss and write down the questions and feelings your child has about school.
Aside from reinforcing reading and writing skills, you'll be getting the chance to openly communicate with your child. And by letting him jot down his fears, hopes, and expectations, he'll be practicing a positive method of self-expression that he can use in years to come. Plus, you'll have a keepsake to keep forever!
What You Need:
- Spiral bound notebook
- Decorations for the notebook like glitter, glue, stickers, pictures, etc.
- Slips of paper for questions
- Pen or pencil
- Small paper bag
- Clear tape
- Optional: Snack and journaling juice, door hanger