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Can you believe that summer is almost over? The school year is right around the corner and that means new friends, new teachers and new classes for Tennessee children—and sometimes, a little anxiety for both students and parents. Help the families you serve get their kids ready to succeed. Here are tips for making the transition back to school as easy as possible for Tennessee families:
•Get involved – Taking an active role in a child's education makes a huge difference in their success. Tell parents to talk to their kids about their classes, meet their teachers and get to know other parents.
•Switch back to your school schedule – Before the school year starts, parents should ease their children back into their school-year bedtime and start waking them up earlier.
•Prepare a study area – Encourage parents to set up a special, safe place at home for kids to study and complete homework.
•Read together – Parents can get children excited about learning again by reading with them for at least 20 minutes a day. Tell them to head to the Tennessee Electronic Library for inspiration!
We've got five more tips, plus bonus resources, at kidcentraltn.com. Check it out!
The Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch, Jr. Library will host Karima Suleman, owner of Angel's Beauty Spa, as she presents a Henna Body Art Program. The program will be Saturday, August 16th, from 2 – 5:45pm in the Halle Room. Prices will start at $10.00 (CASH ONLY). Please call Karima at 901-340-4433 to book your appointment. Plan on arriving 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Walk ins may be taken if time permits. Click here for flyer.
The Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch, Jr. Library will be hosting a gardening program on Tuesday, July 15th, from 11am – 12pm in our Halle Room. Master Gardener, John Peterson, will discuss "Medicines in the Garden." He will cover medicinal properties of plants commonly found in gardens, such as Echinacea, garlic, and yarrow. Click here for flyer.