Monday, August 12, 2013

1, 2, 3... Counting down the days

Are you counting down the days until school starts? Do your kids know that school will be starting up again soon?
Transitioning back into the daily routine can be challenging for most kids.  I still call myself a kid, and I am currently in a huge transition, this time it is getting out of college... I will be graduating in three days!! I am almost counting down the minutes!!

For more tips on transitions check out our previous post on transitioning and back to school preparation.

As you are mentally wishing the days would pass quicker, take this opportunity to teach your children to count with you, and get them excited about starting school again!!
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Here are some tips for teaching your kids to count:

1. Use a calendar to have your kids help you count down how many days are left until school starts. 
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2. Make a paper chain (click here for instructions)
3. Count items around the house. Have your kids count the items they pick up after play.
4. Make a counting book. Dr. Seuss inspires kids to count!  One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
5. Play hopscotch outside on the driveway

Check out for more ideas!

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