Ultimate Back to School Guide
With a new school year on the horizon, getting back into a routine can be just as daunting for you as for your kids. From getting the kids up and ready for the day, preparing lunches and uniforms the night before and all the chaos that comes with going back to school. We’ve got some tips to help you and kids be prepared to go back to school.
- Prepare packed lunches in advance
Preparing packed lunches can sometimes be a tricky task and you end up rushing to get them done the night before school starts. Preparing in advance definitely makes it easier!. Think ahead when doing your food shop and get all the ingredients you need ready for the week. Why not create a meal plan?, That way, you’ll have one less thing to worry about! Check out some recipe inspiration here.
- Get back into a routine
With all that’s happened over the past few months, a normal routine seems like a distant memory. A great way to get back into the swing of things is to start your routine a week or two before they go back to school. Set your alarm clocks and make breakfast to get them ready for the day, even if you’re not doing anything that day it’s good to get their body clocks set and ready for the first day back.
- Talk about their day
Going back to a new school year, with new teachers, new classmates and new timetables can be a lot to take in. So talking about how their day went is a great way to help them overcome any fears they may have had on their first day.
- Get the Uniform’s ready
Getting uniforms ready can be a handful, that’s why it’s good to prepare in advance. A top tip is to create a checklist of what your little one will need for example, shirts, trousers, jumpers, shoes, skirts and a bag. This way you won’t forget anything.
- Make sure they’ve got all the supplies they need
Getting the stationery and supplies ready early is one less task to think about when it comes to going back to school. Make sure that they’ve got everything they need for example: pencils, pens, rulers, a calculator etc. A great tip is to always pack spares, just in case they go missing too!