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Back to School Tips

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Preparing for the school year does not start the week or a few days before the first day of school. You should start getting your kids “in the mood” to go back to school a month before. That’s not to say that you should cut your children’s enjoyment of summer fun. You can actually start doing some of these back to school tips together with your summer activities. Check em out below.

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Back to School Tips

  1. Involve the kids in planning the activities for the next school year – just because it’s the summer does not mean that you cannot talk about school. Build up the excitement by talking about what they want to achieve for the year and what extracurricular and after school activities they want to get into. Help them prepare for these goals and activities by giving them the materials and training they need. They’ll be ready to hit the ground running on the first day of school.
  2. Take your kids back to school shopping – the mall is not just for meeting up with friends and hanging out. You and your children can make back to school shopping a great bonding experience. They’ll be excited to use their new stuff when they go back to school.
  3. Set the clock back early wake up times and bedtimes – It is no secret that rolling out of bed early in the morning after weeks of sleeping in is difficult not only for kids but for adults as well. The extra minutes (or hours) of sleep is just too tempting. Get yourself and your kids back into school day schedule by regulating wake up times and bedtimes during the last week of their summer break. They can still enjoy their summer activities, but they will have to limit late nights and start waking up early to simulate their school day routine.
  4. Celebrate the first day of school with a special breakfast – it will be easier for the kids to roll out of bed when they smell the appetizing aroma of their hearty and delicious breakfast. Make it extra special by preparing their favorites. Don’t forget to pack an extra special lunch to, perhaps with a note to send them well-wishes as they start the school year.

Going back to school does not have to be a difficult time for you and the kids. School should be a place where children can have fun too while learning. In everything that you do to prepare your children for the new school year, the most important among the back to school tips is to impress upon your kids that school and learning are fun and enjoyable. You should not have any problems when summer leaves if your children look forward to going to school.

Back to School with The Apple Tree Learning Centers

From preschool to after school care, The Apple Tree Learning Center in Tuscon is dedicated to making the back to school transition a smooth one. Come check out our child care programs and contact us today!