Now that summer holidays are over, it’s time to go back to school. Nick already gave us some software tips to make our academic year less stressful, but I’m going to deal with younger students. Starting school can actually be a real shock for them, especially after having spent a long, fun summer. This is why it’s important that you help your children deal with it, so that they start the new course on the right foot.
Some tips given by experts include getting children back to the sleeping schedule they have when they’re in school, creating a more organized structure for the last days of vacation or taking your kids with you when shopping for school clothes, textbooks and supplies, so that they feel personally involved in the whole process and can take it in a more relaxed way.
But being this a blog about software, we couldn’t help doing some research for kid-oriented applications that can make your children’s return to school easier. You may start with some educational games like Amazing Mosaic, ABC Animals or Blockworks, to improve your kid’s memory and imagination. There are also several activity suites such as ABC Kid Genius, Kidsmouse or Make Me Smart. They offer a wide range of exercises to practice spelling, counting, reading, typing and other skills. Finally, encourage your kids to explain their school experiences in their own blog with the help of Kidzblog and also let them express their creativity with digital coloring books like Tux Paint or Connected Kids Coloring Book.