Getting your kids back into their school routines after days of going to bed late, sleeping in, and no homework can be a challenge. With just weeks before school reopens, here are some easy steps you can take to ensure your kids are ready!
1. Get back into the routine early
Kids thrive on habits and routines. A simple way to get back into the groove is to restart the school routine early like reestablishing sleeping routines a few days before your child actually has to return to school.
2. Consider shopping for school supplies together
Before your kids head back to school, sort through supplies of year’s past and make a checklist for any new ones that need replenishing. Once you have a checklist, shop together with your kids like choosing a new backpack or a pair of school shoes. It helps them learn a little bit of responsibility too!
a. Bata “Bfirst” Kids School Shoes Black
Kit your kids out for the new school term with school shoes that are comfortable and hard-wearing.
b. Magic Narwhal Backpack (available at MPH Bookstores)
This backpack is perfect for school as it’s big enough to store notebooks, a pencil case and a lunch bag! It has two sides to carry water bottles and an extra front compartment in front for smaller essentials.
3. Create a dedicated hub for homework
A designated homework zone will keep your kids on task. A quiet and undisturbed area for studying will help kids focus on homework. Make sure the place has an uncluttered surface for kids to write and draw, a comfortable space for kids to read, and all of the supplies they need to successfully complete assignments.
4. Stay organized when school reopens
As you prepare to do the school run when it reopens next year, create your own deadlines and stay on top of things by keeping a planner or calendar. Put together easy and quick breakfasts for busy mornings and if you get tired of making lunch every day, prep for lunch one time for the whole week! Designate a spot in your house for homework, permission slips, and any other school-related papers. This can help eliminate paper clutter and make your life less stressful.