There is no time to be stationary, with back to school season upon us

Stop beating the heat and start beating the end of summer blues

Dubai, UAE – August 2018: With the summer season coming to its regrettable end, children across the city are sure to be trying out every activity under the sun, to make the most of the last vacation days. To avoid the dreaded back to school blues, there are many ways through which parents can carry that young summer joy well into the upcoming term, and ensure that their little ones have plenty to look forward to when lessons start up again.

“Getting readjusted to following a schedule may be challenging, but with the help of a supportive learning environment provided by schools and nurseries, as well as parents who have most certainly been swept off their feet keeping the kids entertained over the two month long break, getting ‘back to school’ can be as much of a breeze as the past summer has been,” explains Monica Valrani, CEO of Ladybird Nursery.

Readjusting to timings of a school routine is vital, as during holidays bedtimes tend to be ignored and children enjoy lazing their way into the day. Morning classes such as art and swimming can be taken on, which serve as both an exciting end to summer, as well as getting children into the habit of waking up and going to bed early. Such activities have the added benefit of being extended into the school term, bringing with it that lively summer feeling.

Another great way to boost excitement levels is to treat the little ones to new and ‘fun’ school supplies, that boost their excitement levels and get them enthusiastic to use their new stationery, bags and books. Learning supplies such as magnetic pin boards can also be picked up to help children stay organised throughout the upcoming term.

“There is a lot that can be done to ease the transition from holiday season into a new school term. Children tend to associate the idea of summer ending with the end of good times, but as long as it is made clear that this is not the case, children will find it easy to start the new term on a positive note,” Valrani adds.

A few more ‘winning’ tips that Valrani shares, to ensure the summer blues end as the school term begins, are:

  • Make sure you end the summer on a high note, with a fun activity planned for the final weekend before school re-starts
  • Spend some time looking back at the photos and momentos of the long summer holiday
  • Plan an exciting outing for the near future, to give your little one something to look forward to during those long school days
  • Get children involved the preparations – from getting uniforms and lunches ready, to packing suitcases and chatting through all the stories they plan on sharing with their friends when they return to school

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About Ladybird Nursery

Founded 20 years ago, Ladybird Nursery has established itself as one of Dubai’s leading British nurseries for children aged between 6 months and four years, with an outstanding reputation for the high quality of its childcare and education.

Experienced and dedicated staff, complemented by a low student-to-teacher ratio, ensures youngsters enjoy a warm, friendly and nurturing environment in which they can play, learn, have fun and evolve during their crucial first six years of life.

Ladybird Nursery follows the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum in a Montessori setting, to provide an enriching and well-balanced programme of activities covering learning areas such as personal, social, emotional and creative development, communication, language, literacy, problem-solving, reasoning and numeracy.

Purposefully-designed classrooms are equipped with the latest educational equipment including Montessori materials, educational games, a vast selection of books and interactive digital smart boards. Additional facilities include spacious indoor and outdoor play areas in addition to enhanced weekly activities such as singing, music and movement, Arabic, arts and crafts, water play and a mini chefs cookery programme.

Ladybird Nursery is located in Jumeirah 1 and Jumeirah Village Circle.  Both locations operate in a ground floor only settings thereby ensuring greater safety for their children. The Jumeirah Village Circle location is purpose-built and holds a LEED Gold certification.

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