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What Does The Lingokids
Back-to-School Parent Handbook Include?
Back to school means big changes in routines, long days, and new experiences! It can be challenging for parents to help children with these habits, social situations, academic challenges, and all of the factors that come with the transition to school. These parenting eBooks are focused on situations that all children will encounter and give parents tips and resources to help along the way.
🍎 Preparing for Back to School
🍎 Worries About Starting School
🍎 Social Skills and Bullying
🍎 Additional Educational Content
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Back to school is an exciting, yet stressful time for both parents and kids. There are so many big changes in children’s routines, social encounters, and learning goals. That’s why it’s helpful to have a guidebook with tips and resources to resort to for each different scenario.
These guides are available in PDF format. To read them, you will need a PDF reader (such as Adobe Reader) or any App on your mobile device that is capable of reading eBooks and PDFs.
There are many free tools out there to convert these PDF guides to EPUB and to use as eBooks. One tool we suggest is COVERTIO.
It is important to have a look at the expert guidelines around screentime. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry recommends:
- No screen time for children younger than 2 years old.
- For children 2 to 5 years old, limit routine or regular non-educational screen time to less than 1 hour per day. Educational screen time should also be heavily limited to allow for social and emotional learning experiences with others.
- Ensure that sedentary screen time is not a routine part of child care.
- Maintain daily ‘screen-free’ times, especially for family meals and story time.
- Avoid screens for at least 1 hour before bedtime, given the potential for melatonin-suppressing effects.
It’s also important for adults, parents, and caregivers to model good screen time use. If a child sees that the adults in their lives are constantly looking at screens, they are going to assume it is acceptable. If possible, have limits for the adults in your family too, and try to participate in family activities offscreen that focus on child development and language acquisition.
Take a look at this video where pediatrician Dr. Barbara Gablehouse addresses the topic of screen time and exercise for kids.