Mom Tip #110 – School Prep βœ…βœοΈπŸ“–βœ‚οΈ

Start preparing your kids for school ahead of time, like more than the day before πŸ˜‰

All 3 of my kids have some type of anxiety around school (really who doesn’t?) so starting to prepare them (and reminders for me)Β is key for our family!

Here are some tips we use at our house:

  • Readingstart reading some books about going back to school. I have one that is going into Pre-K (or Young Fives) so I do this mostly with him. Here are a few favorites:
      • Llama Llama misses Mama
      • The Kissing hand
      • Pete the Cate: back to School Shoes
  • Bedtime routineAgain, this is probably most important for my little guy.Β  However, sleep is important for all ages (even mamas too). so starting to ease into a earlier bedtime a few weeks before or the week of, works well for everyone in the family!
  • School Preparation DateMake School exciting for the kids and take them, individually, on a date to get school clothes/supplies and have them pick their favorite restaurant to have lunch or dinner at. I did this for the first time this year, and I will defiantly make this a tradition!
  • Ready Checklist βœ… created a simple checklist for my girls, so they know what they need to do before they leave for school. (However, for my son this year, I’ll have to create one with pics, because he can’t read yet) I put it up on the door, just a very simple reminder…for them and me πŸ™‚
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  • Forms/Appointment – did you hand in all the forms and complete all the needed doctor appointments? Hair appointments? Medication refills that your child might have to take to school?
  • School Calendar – Once I have the final school calendar, I put all those dates into my home/work calendar.
    • I also ask for any days off from work I may need for special school occasions.
  • Lunch Notes πŸ“ this is something my mom would do just once in awhile and I loved it! it was just a nice reminder in the middle of the day that no matter what your mama is thinking, praying and will ALWAYS love you… no matter what happens at school!
    • here a few suggestions, I ordered from Amazon:
      • C.R. Gibson CN63-13645 Lunch Box Notes
      • Lunchbox Jokes: 100 fun Tear-Out Notes for Kids
      • Sprinkled Joy – Designer Lunchbox Notes – 2 packs of
  • I hope and pray everyone has an awesome start to the school year and everything goes smooth πŸ‘πŸ»
  • Stay safe! Blessings πŸ’•
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