Prepare Both You and Your Kids For Back To School
September 1, 2018
The summer has come to an end and we are all preparing ourselves and more importantly our kids are going back to school. The sales are everywhere and your home will soon be overwhelmed with papers and homework diaries and books. So here are some top tips for how you can prepare!
Enjoy school shopping with your children and involve them by giving them choices. Kids love to pick out their own pencil cases and lunch boxes.
Prepare yourself for the early mornings again and do all you can the night before to make the morning that little more bearable. Being ready and prepared for the school mornings is the best thing you can do and it will make a huge difference.
Celebrate back to school with a party. Hosting a back to school party is a great idea to get all the kids in the class together. Have fun activities like games and water balloon, instead of birthday party bags you can give away cute little school supplies like pens, pencils and notebooks.
When all the business of school hits, it’s nice to have some planned in Family Time. Play board games together or involve the kids in cooking dinner.
Create homework stations at home. Turn a corner of your dining or living room with a desk and supplies so your child knows that their station to use when they need to do their homework. This is great when it comes to routine.
Mix up the lunches this year but keep it simple. You can use something fun like different shapes of cookie cutters to make their sandwiches more fun.
Prepare your kids uniform, Shine their shoes, iron their clothes and sort out their PE kit all before the night before. As if your stressed running around the night before you might start stress out the kids too.
Back to school generally means more sickness so make sure you are prepared with all the cold and flu medication you can. Ensure your kids get the right amount of sleep each night and always wash their hands when needed.
Create a planner to keep all your meals on, any after school activities going on and play dates. When your kids see you being organised then they will follow in your footsteps.
When the morning of the first day back arrives, have a little gift ready. It doesn't have to be fancy, a book, crayons or that fun kid's umbrella in the shape of a frog (we all know the one). It just shows your kids that you are proud of them and will also give them a bit of motivation too.
Have your child take the first day of school picture. Doing this every year is a great idea and years later you can watch your child grow and develop. They will also make great keepsakes.
Hopefully, these are some tips and tricks that you can implement in order to make the whole back to school season as easy as possible. Take just one tip or the whole list away with you and hopefully, it will be as stress-free as possible.