This post is sponsored by Kohl\u2019s. I received the included back to school clothes and essentials as compensation.\r\n\r\nWith our big move to Boston, our kids are also starting a new school in September. With so much change happening for them, I want to prepare them as best I can for this big transition. Starting a new school can be really scary for kids, especially little kids. Here are 6 simple things you can do to help your child adjust to a new school.\r\n6 Tips to Help Your Child Adjust to a New School\r\n1. Stick to a Routine\r\nIf there are a lot of changes happening in your child\u2019s life, it is helpful to keep a really consistent routine when you\u2019re at home. When your kids know what to expect at home, that routine can be soothing for them.\r\n2. Schedule a Playdate\r\nIf you have a chance to meet some of the kids at the school in advance, that is a great way to get your child comfortable with the change. Schedule a playdate with a new classmate, or find other ways to socialize with kids and their families at the new school. It\u2019s also great if you can have the playdate at your house because your child will feel more comfortable.\r\n3. Get New School Gear\r\nIf you make back-to-school fun, your kid will be more excited for the first day. One great way to get them excited is by getting them new school gear or even letting them pick out some of their new clothes, school supplies, shoes or backpacks. For example, let your children pick out a new backpack and together write their name on it.\r\n\r\nWe got our kids a bunch of new clothes from Kohl\u2019s this year. My son is loving his graphic t-shirts and super hero hoodies. My daughter is obsessed with all the sequin we got her. She didn\u2019t want to take her Sonoma jeans off! You can stock up on back-to-school clothes at Kohl\u2019s right now with their Friends and Family Sale, which runs from August 17-20th. You can save 20% off with Code: SAVER.\r\n\r\nRocco\u2019s Look: Hoodie Sweatshirt, T-Shirt, Jeans, Shoes\r\n\r\nGigi\u2019s Look: Jacket, Jeans, T-Shirt, Shoes\r\n4.\u00a0Talk about all the Firsts\r\nAlthough change can be hard, change can also be exciting! Rather than dwell on the scary and unknown, talk about all the fun things that come with a new school. For my kids, I\u2019m focusing on the new things they will get to do at their new school. For example, this is the first time they will bring their lunch and snacks with them to school. I\u2019m going to let them help me pack their lunches for the first day to get them involved. They also get to pick out a new sleeping bag to bring with them for nap time. It\u2019s these little first that will be fun for them to be a part of.\r\n\r\nYou can also talk about other firsts they\u2019ve experienced that have turned out well. This is actually the third school my kids have attended and I can remind them how much they liked both of their schools and how they made new friends and loved their teachers each place they went. It is reassuring for them to remember past successes with new experiences.\r\n5. Include Kids in the Process\r\nAs I\u2019ve already touched on, it\u2019s really important to get your kids involved in the process of starting a new school. Let them visit the school in advance so they can meet some of the teachers and the students. If they get familiar with their new surroundings, they will be more comfortable when the first day comes. As some other ways to get them involved, offer for them to pick out their clothes and pack their lunches so have control of some of the choices associated with the first day.\r\n6. Play school\u00a0\r\nIf your children are very nervous, you might want to try role playing with them. Play school with them. You can be their teacher and they can be the student, or vice versa.\r\n\r\nRole playing helps them to think about the role of teacher and student, what it means for them and how school can be fun.\r\n\r\nI hope these 6 tips are helpful if your child is starting a new school this year. I'm still a bit nervous about my kids starting a new school, but I know they'll be great.\r\n\r\nMy blog may contain links to other websites. I am not responsible for the privacy policies of those other websites. When you click on a link, your information may be collected by those websites so I encourage you to read their privacy policies. Any affiliate links in this post are not associated with Kohl\u2019s.