How to Get Your Children Back Into a School Routine
As the summer days quickly tick away, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming school year. While we may not know exactly how the 2020-21 school year will unfold, we do know this — establishing a routine before the school year begins is crucial.
From late nights spent enjoying summer activities to mid-morning wakeup times and irregular meals, getting back on track for the school year doesn’t just happen overnight. Whether your children will be back in a classroom this fall or continuing their distance learning, we’re here to help you establish a routine before the first day of classes so that this school year starts as smoothly as possible. Keep reading to learn about the best ways to help your child readjust to the school year, and feel free to reach out to us to learn more about how you can make your life easier through prepackaged school supply kits from EduKit!
Back to Bedtime
We don’t blame you for being a little lenient with summer bedtime rules. After all, summer nights are full of adventures that deserve to be taken advantage of. However, with the school year quickly approaching, it’s important to establish a return to bedtime norms. Not only will this allow your child to get enough sleep and be energized for school days, but it will also act as a sign of normalcy and begin to create organization and routine. Try easing into a bedtime in the weeks leading up to the first day of school to make the adjustment easier for you and your children.
Early mornings can’t happen without bedtimes, so as you begin to establish a set bedtime, make sure your children are up and at ‘em bright and early. If you wait until the weekend before the first day of school, this adjustment will be downright unbearable. Instead, try scheduling some fun morning activities that encourage your children to get up early and reward them for doing so.
Establish an Eating Routine
Though it varies from situation to situation, the chances that your children have stuck to a normal eating schedule are slim. From midnight snacks while watching T.V. to afternoon breakfasts, eating schedules are often thrown out of whack in the summer months. Helping them establish a normal eating schedule with breakfast, lunch, and dinner further enhances the routine you are trying to set. This also ensures they have enough energy to stay motivated throughout the upcoming school days.
Create a Workspace
No matter what kind of learning your children’s school adopts this year, the need for an at-home workspace remains the same. If your children will be heading back to the classroom, they will still need an area that allows them to focus on their homework after school. On the other hand, if your children will continue distance learning, they will need a space that keeps them motivated throughout the entire school day. Try to set this space up in a place that avoids distractions, such as T.V., play areas, and other potentially disruptive environments.
Simplify Your Back-to-School Shopping
We know that back-to-school shopping can feel like quite the hassle for parents dealing with an already busy schedule. That's why we're here to help with at least one part of the back-to-school equation — school supplies! Here at EduKit, we make it easier than ever to complete your school supply shopping from the comfort and convenience of your own home. When your kids receive their new school supplies, it creates a sense of excitement that further motivates them for the upcoming year.
If your school has not yet partnered with EduKit’s school supply kit program, begin the conversation to help make school supply shopping easy. You can also purchase your own home supply kit today, full of the common school supplies that your children need to succeed in a distance learning environment. Reach out to us today with any questions!