CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. - There are a few things you can do to help your kids with their back-to-school blues. You can start a creative countdown because, as we all know, there's nothing like a countdown to build anticipation and excitement.
You can create a poster with your kids and put it where the whole family can see it. Encourage your kids to decorate it with some things they enjoy at school. It's a daily task they can get in a routine of looking forward to.
Getting them excited will make their first day even better. You should also be getting ready. The next time you head to the library with the kids, let them pick out some back-to-school themed books.
There are lists of the best books for kids before school. Just take a look at some and see what your local library has to offer. This will get your kids excited about going back to school and give them a head start on their reading skills.
Jolie Carsten and Marilee Johnson, with Elliott Counseling Group, join us.