School is back in session, or will be soon, for many youngsters. To help ensure a smooth transition from the lazy summer days to the busy school year, we have a few helpful tips:
Start enforcing a school-year bedtime with your children for an easier adjustment to the early mornings
Continue reading and practicing basic skills, such as arithmetic, to get your kids ready for homework. Many sites offer free worksheets for children of all ages to help prepare them for the upcoming school year.
Lay out your child’s outfit the night before to save time in the morning. Check out Zulily for daily deals on everything from chic scarves for mom to adorable dresses that will get any little fashionista back to school ready.
Make a few dinners during the weekend to freeze and simply pop them in the oven during the week. Good Housekeeping has a number of different Make-Ahead Meal recipes that will enable you to spend quality time with your kids after school instead of stressing about what’s for dinner.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has even more great back to school tips on everything from backpack safety to good study habits.
How are you getting ready for the back to school season?