Going back to school is an exciting time for children, but like any big change it can result in anxious feelings.
Common worries include:
Many schools manage this by having transition days before the holidays. This gives children the opportunity to get to know their teacher in their new classroom. Transition days help children to recognise that their fears are unfounded.
How to Help Your Child with Worries
e.g. 'I don't know where my peg is'.
'Would you like me to help you look for it?'
Help them to focus on the positives, what are they looking forward to? Will they play with a friend at lunchtime? You can also help them identify someone that they can go to if they need help, this could be a friend or a member of staff.