Ease Summer Transition: Make An End-of-the-year Book!

May 31, 2014

I don’t know about you, but it seems like kids lose their minds during time of year. And who can blame them? Lots of change is occurring right now. Who isn’t going bonkers between the warm weather and changing of classrooms? I know, I am too!!!

One big way to help your child with their big feeling of change is to make an End-of-the-year Book together. Enjoy these loose guidelines so you can create something fun that will help your learner navigate into Summer.

There are two really great app for tablets that I love for making stories: StoryBuddy and Scribble Press.

Here are a few steps to get you started:

1. Use the drawing or digital picture (or both) to capture the highlights of this school year.
2.Have your child dictate to you what they are looking forward to this summer.
3. Make a section that says, “You may be feeling sad, worried, excited, or all three!” Give them space to talk out their feelings.
4. Let them know that no matter what happens, they can visit their old teachers and still be with their friends and have play dates.

I would love to hear how this worked for you and your family, so comment below or tweet us at @enrichingkids.

Happy Learning, and Happy Summer!
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