Wow, here we are near the end of August!
As back-to-school is just around the corner, the last few weeks of August are a good time to take steps towards getting back into a routine and to talk about school so we start to pre-imagine it. Besides going back-to-school shopping, routines are important to practice to ease your child into the back-to-school transition.
September can be a particularly demanding time for some children as they might be transitioning to kindergarten, starting at a new school, changing classrooms and teachers, etc. Children (and all of us) tend feel more secure and regulated when things are predictable. Having some established and predictable routines in place supports children to handle the transition to school and new activities with less stress.
Routines can help develop a child's executive functioning skills such as:
Having a routine can also take the hassles out of morning, after-school transitions and evenings for both your child and yourself!
It can be extremely overwhelming to jump right into a full schedule right when school starts. We recommend a gradual introduction of a week to two weeks of re-establishing routines.
Here are some tips for what your family can do this week to start easing back into a routine:
We like this blog post about supporting your child's Executive Functioning and Back to School by our colleagues in Burnaby Schools: http://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/slp/topic/executive-functions/
Here are some other helpful webpages on this topic:
Enjoy the last beautiful days of summer - go out and play together!
- Grow Speech & Language Therapy Team
We are RENOVATING!
Our clinic is undergoing improvements. We will be temporarily closed starting on Monday, August 22, 2022 and we will be reopening on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
Please talk with us about alternate arrangements for appointments during this time.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We will see you soon with new rooms and we will welcome some therapists from the STEPS BC team (https://stepsbc.com)
Thank you for supporting us as we grow! 🪴
Our Cool Collaborators Social and Music Learning camps have been super fun this summer! Thank you so much to the group who participated as we loved learning alongside those who were able to join us in our July 18-22nd camp. Our second camp of the summer is happening this week (Aug 8-12) with a new group and we are loving their energy!
In these camps we have a fun and engaging time learning about ourselves, other group members, and how to play and collaborate together. We sing, play instruments, and move our bodies to music -cool musical collaboration!
We practice skills like:
It is awesome to see all the children smiling and having fun!
A huge thank you to our volunteers for helping our camps run so smoothly.
Way to go, Cool Collaborators!
We look forward to other groups this fall and spring. Please inquire at email@example.com
Carla Monteleone & Deborah Carter own and operate Grow Speech and Language Therapy in Vancouver, BC