As the new school year looms ever closer, there comes a time when we have to start getting everyone in the family ready for the changes that are coming. No more relaxed schedules and lazy days. Now it’s up at the crack of dawn, if not earlier almost every day of the week for something or other. There’s a never ending ever changing schedule for us adapt to on a daily basis, and it starts long before the school year begins. There are many different facets to getting your kids ready for school each year as the thing they need will change from year to year. So here are some basic guidelines to help you help them be ready to go.
The Basics Of Getting Your Kids Ready For School
- Supplies: Always check with your kids schools or better yet talk directly to their teachers to find out what supplies they will need to succeed. They will hand out basic lists, but often teachers ask for them to have some special items. Always best to send your kids in fully prepared
- Clothes: We all know that kids grow like weeds. so check the closets and make sure your not sending them in as fodder with clothes that they have outgrown that are ill fitting. Also check the schools dress code to make sure everything is to spec.
- Warm Up The Brain: The most important thing to getting your kids ready is to warm up and stretch out that noggin. Giving them some early reading assignments that are fun before the school year starts up is the perfect way to fire up the learning machine.
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What’s your biggest challenge in getting your kids ready to go back to school?