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July 17, 2019

Back to school guide to own it

Summer is almost over; kids are sad because you all know that means getting up early! Yes, admit it, we parents, enjoy summertime as much as they do.

It means less morning chaos, we can sleep a bit more and overall there are less responsibilities and more playtime. The transition to get back to the school routine is always a challenge for everyone. There are so many things to tackle before the first day, it can get a bit overwhelming. That’s why we are sharing a simple back to school guide to get you organized in no time

Health Checkup
Take your kid to the pediatrician for a routine checkup just to make sure your kiddo is in optimum physical shape to go to school. As the back to school approaches, medical offices tend to get full, so, your best bet is to get it done at least 3 weeks before.

Get supplies
Believe it or not, you might already have plenty of school supplies lying around your house. Closets, desk drawers, and basement bins could hold hidden treasures that can save you money, look everywhere! Gather them and start crossing out from the list, supplies you already have. Enjoy school shopping with your child and make them part of the selection process. It makes them feel more confident and happy when they are using or wearing something they really like.

Create a homework station
Having a space dedicated to studying is ideal to create the great habit of always doing homework at the same spot every day. It should be clean and free of clutter or distractions, have good lighting and have the supplies your kids might need like: scissors, crayons, eraser, paper, tape, etc.

Celebrate a Back to School Party
Celebrate the end of summertime and new school year! A few days before school starts, invite neighbors and your kids friends and put a fun end to a great summer. Water balloons, water slides, pizza, ice cream and a few school supplies as party favors will make it memorable.

One week before school starts
Reset the family’s sleep routine. Getting up early is not an easy task for anyone much less for kids. As you know a good night’s sleep is very important for a good health. Studies have shown that kids who regularly get an adequate amount of sleep have improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, and overall mental and physical health. Establishing a consistent bedtime routine is important and it should start at the same time every night. Sometimes it’s hard for parents to drift off to sleep after a busy day, here’s where Unisom SleepGels® can help you fall asleep fast and sleep soundly.

Make a Snack Calendar
Plan the whole week of snacks for the lunch boxes, or maybe the whole month! It will be easier to see the overview of that snack calendar to keep it fresh every day. You’ll know what to buy and how much and it could save you money.

The Night Before
Being ready for a school morning is the best thing that you can do to get your family off to a great start! Make a habit of preparing all you can the night before: lunches, breakfast, clothes. It will cut your morning stress and helps everyone to stay organized.

First Day Back to School
Take a picture of the first day of school so you can compare their growth over the years. Send your love and good vibes to brighten your child’s day, put them in their lunch box.

After School Fun
Sort out in advance what your kids will be doing after school and make a calendar in the kitchen so they can know each day’s activity and get excited. Be sure to have healthy after school snacks to fill your kids until you make dinner.

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