How to set up a child for a learning rhythm

After long school holidays, some children, and even parents, are anxious about going back to school. Why? And how can you make it easier to get used to everyday life at your desk and How is the schedule of school life built in other countries?

September 1: how to overcome nerves

Schoolchildren (4-5) playing musical instruments with teacher in classroom

Psychologists say that going back to school can be traumatic for many children.
“But do not exaggerate and generalize, because for many children this is also a pleasant and interesting time. To reduce the feeling of stress, parents themselves should first of all relax. If parents are worried before the start of the new year, then it will be difficult for children to calmly start the new school year, ”the psychologists say.

“If the school schedule repeats the parents’ schedule, then this means that children should stay at school longer. Women are working more now. Children, even very young ones, often leave home at 7 am and return at 7 pm. France is trying to change this state of affairs and reorganize the schedule. For example, you can follow the example of Switzerland and shorten the long summer holidays. Or more evenly plan vacations during the school year, ”specialists argue.

France: long days, short weeks

In France, the school week is quite short, but the days are very long. Thus, teachers try to maximize the effectiveness of the educational process. But how do career parents manage to adjust to the large number of days off schoolchildren have? The four-day school week is a French specificity, because except for Saturday and Sunday, the day off here is Wednesday.
The school day in France is divided into two halves of 3 hours. Morning lessons end at 11:30, then lunch, and then lessons about again – from half past two to half past four. The lunch break lasts two hours. Long school days get even longer with morning and afternoon classes.

Japan: discipline and endurance

Japanese children spend 6 hours a day in school, which is 30 hours a week. Japanese schoolchildren have lunch in the dining room. They help set tables, serve food, and then clean up the dirty dishes. Children themselves sweep the floor, preparing the class for the next lessons. Collectivism and discipline are important skills that are brought up in the Japanese from childhood.
Now we are talking about the resumption of education on Saturdays, so schools canceled Saturday lessons, children did not spend more time with their parents. The Japanese traditional way of life encourages children to constantly learn new things. Therefore, regardless of whether children go to school on Saturdays or not, they must constantly receive new knowledge.