Starting the day on a positive note is an important part of any classroom, whether it’s in a school building or at home. This will get your child excited and ready to learn for the day. If you’re a homeschool parent or temporarily serving as an at-home teacher, here are a few fun ways to start the day.
Some gentle movement in the morning can help your child wake up and feel prepared for the day. Lead your child in some light stretching or kid-friendly yoga poses. This can help relax them and increase their focus for their upcoming lessons.
Listen to Music
Throw on your child’s favorite CD as they get ready in the morning. It will put them in a good mood and may even spark a dance party. You’ll set and happy, upbeat tone for the rest of the day.
Have a Fun Breakfast
A healthy breakfast is crucial for your child’s mood, brainpower, and energy levels. Make breakfast extra fun by throwing in a dose of creativity. Let your child help you make their favorite pancakes or muffins. Arrange a fruit platter into the shape of a smiley face. Little gestures like this will make the morning more fun.
Let Them Sleep In
Sometimes the best way to start the morning is to put things off. When it works into your day, surprise your child by letting them sleep in an hour or two later than normal. The extra sleep will improve their mood and make them less hesitant to start the day.
Share Good News or Gratitude
Start the day on a positive note by having your child share with you some good news they’ve heard recently. You can also have them share some things they’re thankful for in their life. This will improve their happiness and most likely put a smile on their face early in the morning.
Talk About Feelings
Check in with your child on how they’re feeling in the morning. Have them rate their mood on a scale of 1-10. If they rate themselves low, ask them what you can do to make them feel better. They will feel loved and respected and you’ll get to show them how much you care about them.