24 Aug Back to School Tips
The back-to-school season can feel like its own unofficial holiday. Many are excited to see what adventures and growth have to come for this school year. Whether your child is in elementary school, middle school, or college, there is always a list of things that need to get done before they head back. These are some tips for making the beach to school preparation a little easier:
Getting New School Supplies
It is always a good idea to save some money and do some nice DIY school supplies. Make sure to look through your supplies from the past years to see if you can use anything. It is important that your child will have all the supplies they need along with a good workspace in order to be the best student they can be!
Saving Big on School Supplies, Hair Cuts, and More
If you’re getting your child ready for the new school season, you’d be surprised where hidden deals may lie. You can get everything on your child’s school supply list and more by looking for cheap school supplies. Certain apps can even help you compare prices among different stores to find the best deals. Other things to consider such as immunizations for your child, you can find either at low cost or for free at local organizations. It’s the little things that add up!
Getting Into The School Routine Ahead of Time
It may be hard for a lot of kids to change from a summertime schedule to a school year schedule. It may be good to start to get back into the swing of things before the school year actually starts. If you get used to the sleep routine before going into school you will not be so in shock when the time comes to wake up for school.
Do a School Walk-Through
If your child is going to a new school this year it is a good idea to do a walk through the new school so they can get a good look at where their classes are along with major rooms like the library and cafeteria. It helps with getting less nervous for when the time comes that your kid has to get from class to class.
Talk to Your Kids About What to Expect for The Year
One of the scariest things for starting a new school year so be sure to give your child a heads up on what they may encounter in the first few months of school. It helps them get a better feel of how their school year will go and that they have nothing to worry about.
Create a Schedule
Visual schedules can be powerful for kids. It shows them what to expect and look forward to at school. creating a calendar with activities gives your child a visual timetable of their day ahead.
The Day Before the First Day of School
Have your child set aside school appropriate clothes that will help them feel confident for their first day! It takes stress off when the time comes the next morning. Also prepare a pre-made breakfast that will be easy to grab and go because you and your child may feel rushed when having a sit-down breakfast. Finally, make your kid’s first day of school a special occasion! Whatever your family enjoys doing together, have a school-year kick-off a night or two before the first day. That could be a family feast, a swim party, or a hike together. The celebration says goodbye to summer and starts the new school year with something fun.