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Cruise into the New School Year

Because it’s Time to Shake Off the Summer…

These collection spotlights and websites can help ease your back-to-school transition, and offer year-round educational support:


Picture Books to Soothe Anxious Students

Because some kids need a little encouragement to go back to school.



Picture Books For New Friendships

For little one filled with anxiety about making new friends this school year.




Helping Kids Cope With Bullying

Because kids aren’t born knowing how to handle bullies – or a friend who turns into a bully.




Websites for Parents

  • Family Education covers kindergarten kickoff, reading readiness, moving up to middle school, homework help, lunch ideas, and more.
  • The National Association of School Psychologists(NASP) offers concise advise about re-establishing routines before school starts, overcoming anxiety, and what to do if problems arise.
  • The U.S. Department of Education  has a nice guide to helping assure your child’s academic success as well as tips for working with schools and teachers.


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