Back To SchoolThe start of school can be a major transition for foster and adoptive families. After a long summer of activities, afternoons at the pool, and plenty of time to build parent-child relationships, getting back into a routine with school can often be a demanding transition.
Thankfully, there are tangible opportunities for you to support foster and adoptive families this school year. Pick one (or more) ways to support a foster or adoptive family, and commit to it throughout the entire school year.
5 Tips for Supporting Families
Going Back to School
- This year, offer to take the kids to school just one day of the week or cover the carpool for an extracurricular activity. It's only one day to you, but a huge difference to a family.
- Support back-to-school night activities by providing a quick meal, child care, or organizing a school dates calendar.
- What's the child's favorite character? Consider giving a folder, pencils, band-aids or a lunch bag featuring their favorite character.
- Volunteer as the "labeler" or book covering specialist!
- Offer regular time as a homework helper or tutor
- Listen to a child read-aloud
- Practice multiplication, geography facts or tying shoelaces
- Be the book report Coordinator