Everyone knows that September is “back to school”. Many of us forget that for many students, it also means a move to something new—a new school, a new start at a college or university, new courses even a new city or town.
There are things we can do as parents, aunts, uncles, friends to help children and youth of all ages make a smooth transition back to school, especially when it’s a new experience. Everyone appreciates a “back to school” gift bag, perhaps a new lunch bag (for young children), or food/beverage gift certificates for a college student away from home.
Here are some other ideas to “smooth” the transition and have a great new START!
- Pens/pencils with their name on them.
- A fun watch to keep time
- New marker pens
- Lunch treats