Summer vacations is one of the best times of the year when your kids can indulge in all their favorite activities, you can plan out a good family holiday and spend some quality time with your family. But at the same time, the idea of preparing kids for back to school routine is a bit dreadful for many as we all get lost in the flavor of wonderful summer vacations and creating a disciplined back to school routine after summer vacations can be quite a challenge.
But there is nothing to worry about at all. It is something very normal and it happens with everyone once the summer vacations end. A little careful and smart back to school planning can help you a lot in keeping yourself and your kids in a flow and getting along with disciplined routine easily.
Firstly, timing the sleep and wake up cycle of your kids is the most important thing when it comes to back to school preparations. In summer vacations, kids have a very different pattern of sleeping late at night and waking up around afternoons. Therefore, for getting them along with the flow of normal routine, what you can do is start making them get into bed a bit earlier a week or few before the school re-opens and give them good early morning activities which bind them to wake up early like gardening, some morning exercises or anything that will make you kids wake up early without being cranky.
Secondly, start off by organizing all their homework items and stuff that they need for school. Being back to school can be a bit hap hazard and confusing for those who haven’t organized their school bags, notebooks, stationery etc well in advance and they do it a night before or don’t do it at all. Mostly girls are careful about it but boys are careless. You need to make sure that as part of back to school activities, you kids are well equipped with everything. Plan a shopping trip especially for buying back to school items and grab everything that your kids need after summer vacations for school.
Thirdly, make sure that your kids are done with all the necessary checkups and visit to doctor before the school starts. It can save your kids from missing school due to some medical treatment or illness if you plan and get it done well in summer vacations. Also, if you have to plan out things like a car pool for your kids for school pick and drop then add it as an important part of back to school chores to be done.
Lastly, make sure that you chalk out the rules and discipline guidelines for your kids again and convey them to the kids before the summer vacations end as the kids often forget the usual routine guidelines in summer vacations and they need to refresh them up to as back to school activities. The bed timings, playing games, computer timings etc; all should be clearly refreshed up before the school starts. Keep enjoying the summer vacations with your kids as it is one of the most memorable time periods of life with family and make sure that you have planned smartly for back to school activities.
Summer vacation is over and its time for kids to go back to school. After this long vacation you need some simple yet fun ways to organize kids for back to school.