The end of summer break is fast approaching. Are your kids ready to go back to school? If they’re having a hard time letting go of summer, you can help them with the process by getting them excited about the upcoming school year. One of the ways to do just that is by buying them the things they need to succeed.
The following suggestions will help you get your kids ready to go back to school with greater ease:
Get them back on track by enforcing a schedule.
If you’ve let them stay up late or sleep in because it is summer, it’s time to get them used to going to bed at a set time and getting up earlier in the morning. That way, you won’t risk running late because you can’t get everyone up and ready at the same time. This is especially important if you’re in charge of carpooling other children to school because you don’t want to make them tardy, too.
Make it a habit to meal prep on the weekends.
That way, no one is without a nutritious lunch to eat each day. Having grab-and-go items ready-made or pre-portioned helps streamline the process of making lunches and allows you to focus on the things you need to do to get the morning started. Everyone will have their lunch and be ready to head out the door without any surprises. It also allows you to take inventory of what you have and the lunch items you’ll need to replenish on your next shopping trip.
Invest in refillable water bottles which make drinking water habit-forming.
Great for packed lunches, field trips, and sports practices, a good durable water bottle is among the best investments parents can make for their child when it comes to school supplies. Being able to fill the bottle up and sip from it throughout the day is essential to good health, clarity, and vitality. Students stay hydrated and ready to approach the day because they have a reliable source of hydration that they can drink when they’re away.
Create a family schedule that is kept in a central location.
Have your spouse and older children add to it themselves. Write in dates and times of younger children’s appointments, practices, games, and events. That way you’re always aware of what is going on around you. You won’t find yourself late to birthday parties or parent-teacher conferences because you can visualize the dates on the calendar and know what other things you have to do throughout the week. You’ll be late less and have schedule conflicts that you can work around easily with some advance notification.
Send your kids back to school with the things they need to succeed throughout the day. A refillable water bottle ensures that they’re getting the hydration their bodies require at lunchtime and during special events where sugary sodas and fruit juices are being served. You’ll know that your child is getting enough H2O because they will always have access to clean drinking water at sports practices, field trips, and holiday parties.