Heading back to school is an exciting time but can also be overwhelming for students and families. We’re sharing a few of our favorite resources to help make the transition a little easier for you and your students, focusing on executive function and managing anxiety and ADHD.
New schools, new classrooms, new teachers and new routines are a lot to take on at once. To help students start each day feeling confident and inspired, we love recommending Charm Words - A Daily Affirmation for Kids podcast. These simple Ph.D.-approved charming affirmations free kids from invasive troubling thoughts, build resilience to stressful situations and help them develop positive ways of coping. Each one is 4 minutes or less, so perfect for listening on the way to school in the morning or to wind down before bedtime.
Charm Words - Daily Affirmations for Kids
In order for students to have a strong start to the school year, preparation and organization are key. This episode of the Understood podcast - In It, offers great insight and tips for Executive Function during the back-to-school transition.
Executive Function Skills: What are they and how can we help kids build them? EP37
Returning to school-year schedules and routines after a long summer break can be difficult. That’s especially true for students with ADHD, who struggle with flexible thinking, organization, and working memory. We love this five-step plan to help get your student back into school-year routines.
5 Steps to Kick-Start School-Year Routines for Kids with ADHD
Our friends at Reading Rockets have curated a great selection of back-to-school books that come highly recommended and are great to incorporate into your new routine at home. We appreciate the wide range of topics, including meeting new friends, celebrating differences, and getting excited about being back in the learning environment.
This is also a great time to secure academic support for your students and we’re here to help! The Village Tutors offers a wide range of services including reading challenges and dyslexia, test prep, content areas, executive function skills building, and much more. We would love the opportunity to partner with your student and your family to customize a learning support plan that best fits your needs and goals.
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Here is to an excellent 2023 - 2024 school year. We look forward to learning with you!