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10 Things Kids Can Look Forward to This New School Year

The new school year is just around the corner, and kids of all ages are starting to feel a mix of excitement and anxiety. While some kids may be dreading the thought of going back to school, there are actually a lot of great things to look forward to.

Here are 10 Things to Look Forward To This New School Year:

  1. Learning new things. This is probably the number one thing kids look forward to about the new school year. Whether it’s learning about a new subject, like science or history, or mastering a new skill, like math or reading, kids love the feeling of learning something new.
  2. Making new friends. For many kids, the first day of school is the best day of the year. It’s a chance to meet new people, make new friends, and start fresh.
  3. Participating in extracurricular activities. School is more than just academics. It’s also a great place to participate in extracurricular activities, such as sports, clubs, and arts programs. These activities can help kids develop new skills, make friends, and have fun.
  4. Going on field trips. Field trips are a great way to learn and experience new things outside the classroom. Whether it’s a trip to the museum, the zoo, or the aquarium, kids always love field trips.
  5. Celebrating special events. The school year is full of special events like Halloween, Thanksgiving, birthdays, and Valentine’s Day. These events are a great way to have fun with friends.
  6. Getting to see their teachers and friends again. After a long summer break, kids are always excited to see their teachers and friends again. They’ve missed them and are looking forward to catching up.
  7. Getting into a routine. For some kids, school structure can be a relief after the chaos of summer vacation. It’s nice to know what to expect each day and have a schedule.
  8. Feeling a sense of accomplishment. When kids learn new things and achieve their goals, they feel accomplished. This can boost their self-esteem and motivation.
  9. Building confidence. School can be an excellent place for kids to build confidence. When they succeed in school, it helps them feel good about themselves and their abilities.
  10. Have fun! School should be fun. It’s a time to learn, grow, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Check out these books for young children about the first day of school from PreSchool Play & Learn.


Here are some additional tips for helping kids have a great new school year:

  • Talk to your child about their fears and concerns. Help them understand that feeling slightly nervous about starting a new school year is expected.
  • Help your child get organized. This includes packing their backpack the night before, setting a bedtime routine, and making a schedule for the week.
  • Encourage your child to get involved in extracurricular activities because this is a great way for them to make new friends, learn new skills, and have fun.
  • Be positive and supportive. Let your child know that you believe in them and are excited for them to start the new school year.

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By: Melissa A. Kay