Tips for getting your kids ready to go back to school

It’s that time of year again, moms. It’s time for your children to go back to school. There’s no better way to get ready for this challenge than by kicking off the back-to-school season with brand-new back-to-school books!We’re wrapping up our summer of fun HarperCollins blogging programs with a special Back to School edition. The TwitterMoms Reading Channel is filling up with tons of great content from the Fancy Nancy and I Can Read! blog posts. We can’t wait to read all your new submissions during this blogging campaign. Keep reading to find out how you can participate!

For the first day of kindergarten or for the old pros of first and second grades, these books make going back to school a snap! This all-star line-up features your children’s favorite characters in sweet stories full of excitement, adventure, and discovery.

Browse Inside Kindergarten Diary

We’re excited to learn how the moms help their little ones get ready for the first day of school. How do you plan on helping your kindergarten stars prepare for their first day of “big-kid school”? Annalina from Kindergarten Diary has some great tips for this special milestone. You can download Annalina’s first day of school checklist to help your little students organize for the big day. Planning together can be a fun way to reduce a child’s fear and anxiety in an unfamiliar setting. Are you ready for kindergarten? Here's a checklist to help you prepare!

Browse Inside Rules for School

• Practice at home; Do all your home work the night before school
• Brain Food; Eat your veggies and fruit
• Get some exercise to relive stress
• Get a good nights sleep
• While trying new things just do your best
• Remember to praise your child & teach them to praise themselves

The night before

• Set cloths out
• Make lunch
• Pack book bag

And what about moms with kids that are old pros of school? Do you and your children share any back-to-school traditions? Do you have a delectable breakfast together on the first morning of the new school year? Or do you shop for a dazzling first-day-of-school outfit? Let eleven year-old advice guru Alec Greven guide your elementary school kids through the school halls with the tried-and-true school rules he’s collected along the way in Rules for School. Alec covers essentials such as how to work the playground, find the right seat on the school bus, and get homework done on time.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms blogging program to be eligible to get a HarperCollins book set. For more information on how you can participate, click here

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