It’s now September and it is time for the kiddos to go back to school. Schedules may become hectic this time of year however if you read below you will find some easy tips to help with the chaos.
Plan your children’s outfits for each day of the week. This will make everyone’s life easier. No more wondering what am I going to where today five minutes before you have to leave the house. Take time every Sunday evening to plan then stick to this plan. A little tip, check the weather forecast for the upcoming week to decide how to properly dress for the week ahead.
Prepare lunches the night before to prevent the mad rush of the morning. Let the kids help pack their own lunches. This is a great way for kids to learn to be more health conscious about what they eat while saving you some time. Some key components for a healthy lunch are protein for a steady stream of energy throughout the day, Fiber that sustains hunger and good carbs that can be found in whole grains, fruits, and veggies.
Organize a closet with a dedicated space for backpacks and homework. Have a specific time everyday for homework. Adjust this according to the child. Some kids can come home right from school and dive right into their books. While others may need, a little breather and then they can start on homework.
Keep a calendar, you can purchase one or print one from the internet. Plenty of sites offer free printable calendars. Hang the calendar where everyone can see it. Place every event that is coming up in the near future. This way everyone will know where they need to be and when they need to be there. For the more tech savvy family, you can use an App that links to the rest of the families devices.
For after school activities keep a bag handy already packed with all the necessities you may need. For the after school munchies throw in some of your kids favorite healthy snacks. Don’t forget the water and juice bottles too. Prepare for unsavory weather by making sure to have ponchos and umbrellas. Pack some coloring books, crayons, and puzzles in case the siblings get bored watching their brothers and sisters at practice.
With a bit of organization and planning this year you should be off to a great start.