Back to School: 3 tips to make getting back into a routine easier
Who’s ready? Back to school is officially coming at us like a runaway train! Now is the time to establish a back to school routine so the entire family isn’t in shock when the big day arrives. And yes, it can be done. Here are three super simple tips to get all ready to roll when the school bell rings.
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A good night’s sleep makes a huge difference when your child is managing their back-to-school excitement or anxiety. It can be tempting to drag out those last few days of summer, but a tired or jet lagged child will miss important information and getting-to-know-you activities at school. Start rolling back bedtime incrementally over the next weeks and stick to your guns. It’s will be so worth it when that Day 1 alarm goes off.
Put reading back on the agenda
If summer activities, late nights running around the neighbourhood or iPad games supplanted reading over the summer, now is the time to get it back on the agenda. Not only is reading key for school success, it calms kids down, and gets them in the habit of regular brain work before it’s a necessity. Aim for 15 – 20 minutes a day. Also reading to children (of all ages) is equally beneficial and is a great bonding activity.
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I definitely have a hard time getting my kids back into school schedule. Early bedtime will need some work. Taking electronic’s away sooner is a good idea. Giving time to wind down.
I try to get my family in school mode by setting bedtimes earlier. It doesn’t always work.
We definitely start an earlier bedtime about 2 weeks before school starts. I also make sure I do meal prep the weekend before school starts which really helps!
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Great tips to start a new school year! Reading definitely helps transition into beditime
Ideally, we reset the sleep schedule over a week or so to get ready for school. We’ve been working on reviewing basic math and doing a lot of reading through the summer.
Going to camp the weeks before school starts forces us to get up earlier.
I start getting them packing up their back packs for summer camp.
We’ve been doing activity books to get the brain working again for school.
We try not to change their routine very much during the summer attempting to keep the same bedtime, relax reading before bed and review fun/work during the week.
Great tips! My daughter is just starting preschool this year, so it’ll definitely come in handy to accommodate these tips into our daily activities! Thanks
I make sure the backpacks & clothes are ready the night before. Lunches are half packed the night before then fresh items are added in the morning.
Sleeping routine 1hr earlier than summer break!
Going to camp for a few weeks before school gets everyone back on track.
Both my husband and I are teachers so it was natural for ALL of us to adjust sleeping time together, pack nutritious meals, and lay out the next day’s clothes/materials.