It’s about that time when the kids are starting to head back to school. I know that some of you have already had their kids start school. Mine start August 28th, so they have a little bit of time yet. It can be hard to get everyone back in the routine of school. This includes both the parents as well as the kids. I’ve already started a few things to get ready for back to school. How many of you have already finished getting all your kids clothes, school supplies, ect.? We’re just about done with all my girls stuff for school. It’s exciting just to finally be almost done too.
Since it can be tough for some to get back in to the routine of going back to school, I have decided to share some of my own tips to help make it easier. I use a lot of these with my own daughters to help them get ready for school again. It can be hard when they have the whole summer off and then they have to go back to school again. My oldest daughter goes to Intermediate school this year, so she’s going to the next school level. This will be all new for her to be in another school.
Tips for going back to school:
1. Start having the kids go to bed early. This could also go for parents as well. I have already started slowly having my girls get to bed earlier and earlier each night. This is a great way to get kids use to going to bed earlier again so that they get a good nights rest for school.
2. Have the kids get up earlier. Again, this could go for you as the parent as well. Start having them get up earlier and not letting them sleep in. This is another great way to get them use to getting up early for school again. My kids are used to sleeping in, so I have to start having us all get up earlier so that we get use to the idea of being up early for school again.
3. Make kids lunches a head of time. If your kids eat a home lunch, a great idea is to have these ready a head of time. I always make my daughters school lunches the night before if they’re going to bring a home lunch. You can even get things more organized by having the whole week planned out for their lunches.
4. If your child is starting off with a new school, have them get use to it before their first day of school. It can be hard getting use to a new school. Everything is different for them, and this could make them nervous/scared. Having them know where all classes are before school starts is always a good idea.
5. Make sure the kids eat a healthy breakfast. If they’re eating at home, than make them a good breakfast. If they eat at school, remind them to make sure to eat healthy as well. Our school always offers veggies and fruits. These are both great for a healthy start.
6. Meet the teacher a head of time. Most schools offer a meet and greet before school begins. Both of my daughters will be attending so that they can meet their teachers and get use to all the rooms. They are allowed to drop off all their school supplies than too. This makes it a lot easier than having to have your kids carry all the school supplies in the first day of school. This also is a great way for kids to get to know everyone in their class.
7. Use a planner or calendar for all events. Our school has a school calendar, so it’s easy to see what happens each day. This is great for reminders. Having a planner is also great for keeping track of everything, especially if your kids are in sports.
8. Limit the time with electronics. It can be hard to get your child’s attention if they’re using electronics all the time. Get them use to the idea of not relying on so many electronics. In the morning they really don’t know electronics anyways. I limit the time after school for my children because I want them to be able to actually play too.
9. Get them use to the idea of homework. My daughters usually brought homework home each Thursday. This may be different this year though. When they get older, they will most likely have homework each day. Get yourself prepared as well. You are most likely going to need to know a bit about their homework and help them with it.
10. Don’t procrastinate. If you have an assignment or have to get something done, than do it as soon as possible. That way it’s all out of the way and you’re not hurrying to get things done. This could go for many more things than just assignments though.
I hope that you can all use these tips while your kids are getting ready to go back to school.
Do you have any back to school tips of your own?