Getting ready for back to school isn't just finding bargain notebooks and a flashy new backpack. It's the time to prepare mentally and physically to return to the classroom, prepared for a terrific new year.
The U.S. Department of Education has a few tips to prepare your kid for the new school year: create or freshen up a study area at home; meet the new teacher yourself; commit to reading with your child 20 minutes every day.
Here's one more: find a sneaky way to practice writing skills...like a one paragraph review of the Book Club for Kids podcast on iTunes. We read them all and we read them on the air!
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