It’s Back to School time again—the most wonderful time of the year for parents, and the days that students dread. After a summer of fun ‘n sun, it might be difficult to think of getting back into a routine for school days. Check out these back to school tips to help make it as smooth of a transition as possible:
- If your child is a night owl during summer break, slowly adjust their sleep schedule to get them back to school. Start by moving back bedtime by an hour every night until it’s at a correct time for the most sleep before class. Also, make sure your child is getting the sleep appropriate for their age! If your child is between 3-5 years old, they need about 10-13 hours a night. Children from 6-13 need about 9-11 hours of sleep to help their growing bodies, and teens 14 and up need 8-10 hours a night.
- Either before school starts or at the beginning of the year, take your children to the doctor, dentist, and eye doctor for yearly exams. This is an especially good idea if your child wears glasses, so you make sure they’re ready for success in the classroom. If your student plays sports, this is also a great time to get that sports physical taken care of.
- Set up a homework area in your house that is quiet and free from distractions so that your students can get their work done in a timely manner. Then they have time to play outside in the last of the warm weather.
What do you do in your house to get ready for a new school year?