The end of summer is near and soon you’ll have to tell your kids it’s time to go back to school. Whether your child loves school or just tolerates it, there are some things you can do to start preparing them for the start of the school year. Working school back into daily discussions is one way to start. There’s also meeting the teacher, orientation for new campuses, and getting your shopping lists.
There is likely something your child likes about school. If you know what that is, use that to start getting them excited to go back. Whether it’s getting back to playing a sport, playing in the school band, or picking up a book from the library, start reminding them of the things they miss when school’s out. You can even ask them, “Are you excited about playing soccer again?” Or “What activities do you want to try this year?”
Summer is often a time where alarm clocks are left turned off and bedtimes don’t exist. As you start getting ready to go back, pull out the alarm clock and slowly start waking up a little bit earlier every day. At the other end of the day, start going to bed a little bit earlier. If you have evening routines during the school year like reading before bed, try to bring those back into play. It’ll be an easier adjustment if you start getting back into those habits a little bit at at time.
If the summer was spent outside, pick up a book from the bookstore or your library and do a little bit of reading before heading back to class. Reading is a good way to get the brain engaged and it can also remind kids of what indoor behavior looks like. Let them pick it out so they’re excited about what they’re reading.
If last year’s backpack is in a closet somewhere, pull it out and see what supplies they already have that can be reused this year. Make a list of what they will need and let them help pick it out at the store. Part of the fun of back to school is picking out fun school supplies.
Ask your kids if there are things they didn’t get to do this summer that they really wanted to do. If there are any last minute bucket list items, try to round out your summer by ending on a high note. Then your kids will feel like they checked off their summer bucket list, and are ready to go back. For a list of bucket list ideas, check out one of our recent blogs.
Tagged:- back to school, school year
Football, pumpkins, and leaves are reminders that fall is near. The weather is getting cooler, and it’s almost sweater weather. Get excited for the autumn season and try some of these fall crafts and activities for kids. Candy Corn Pinecones Head to your nearby park or go for a walk and pick up some quality, […]
If you go to summer camp, you will likely learn some camp survival skills. The great thing about these skills is that they can be translated to camping trips with your family, field trips, or really used anytime you need them. Learn these essential camp survival skills for your next outdoor adventure. Be Aware […]
Pizza – it’s one of the world’s most loved foods by kids and adults. It’s easy to make and can satisfy even the most difficult taste buds. But you don’t always have to eat this classic the same way. You can of course alter the toppings and ingredients you use, but why not try eating […]
Arts and crafts
School lockers aren’t just for storing stuff, they’re a fun way to show a little bit of your personality. If your school allows you to decorate the inside of your locker, what are you waiting for? Have fun with it! Add A Shelf Putting a shelf in your locker can actually help you increase […]
Reading is an essential part of learning and development for kids and adults alike. With the busy schedules and endless activities, it’s easy to put reading lower on the priority list of after school activities, but reading is essential. According to Scholastic, children who read one million words a year are in the top 2% […]
Arts and crafts (38)
Camp stories (11)
Camp traditions (19)
Family activities (59)
Featured camps (11)
Gift Guides (7)
Outdoor adventure (24)
Water sports (1)