5 Ways To Prepare For Back To School Season
Back-to-school season can be overwhelming. It may seem like your to-do list is never ending:
- Shop for school supplies
- Enroll your kids in extracurricular activities
- Take the kids to try on school clothes
- Get the kids to bed on time
- Pack lunches
- Figure out drop-off and pick-up plans
…the list goes on and on. Not to worry - we’re here to help you seamlessly transition out of summer and into the school year. Check out our top 5 tips to prepare your kids for a school year they’ll never forget.
And remember, whether it is packing a lunch and getting ready for the school day or training to chase a gold medal, healthy habits and routines are what you need to be like our Olympians and Paralympians to succeed!
- Establish Sleep Schedule In Advance
Establish a bedtime/wakeup routine a couple of weeks before school starts. That way, by the time the first day of school rolls around, your kids will already be used to their bedtime and wake up time. We also suggest creating a “wind-down routine” which might include limiting screen time, taking a bath, reading a book, etc.
- Make School Supplies Shopping Fun
Bring your kids to shop for school supplies. Perhaps they want to pick out their favorite pen color, or a lunchbox with their favorite cartoon character on it. This will get your kids excited and motivated for the upcoming school year.
- Healthy Habits
Healthy foods don’t have to be boring. Nowadays, there are so many delicious and nutritious options at the grocery store. Bring your kids grocery shopping and involve them in the process. By involving them, your kids will feel a sense of accomplishment and independence, ultimately making them excited to eat the healthy food they picked out themselves.
- School Zone Familiarity
New environments can be scary. Take the fear out of the unknown by giving your child a tour of the school. Familiarize the area by showing your kids where to enter the school, how to get to their classroom, and establishing a drop off and pick up plan. Say goodbye to first-day jitters!
- Study Spaces
Do you have a proper space for your child to do homework? Choose a designated “homework area” in your house and make sure it is spacious and quiet enough for your child to focus. Avoid creating this “homework area” in any places that are distracting, such as your living room.
We hope these tips help you have the best school year yet!
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