The first day of school is a big deal for most kids… it’s the “big show,” so to speak. And before every big show, there are usually a few full-on dress rehearsals, right? One way to calm first-day jitters is to do a fun-filled run-through! Pick a morning when you don’t have a lot going on, prepare the night before for the big show by packing a lunch, loading up the backpack with some fun toys and then set the alarm clock for their typical school-morning wake-up. The next day do what you would normally do on a school morning! Have breakfast, wash up, get dressed and grab your gear. But, instead of heading off to school…go for an early AM playground romp to celebrate their perfect (or semi-perfect), school-day dress rehearsal. Even better, you’re already packed up and ready to enjoy the day at the park!