Summer is going as quickly as it came. Being a mother of 6 children ranging in ages from 21 to 4 we have all schools covered. My oldest will be a Senior in College, I have a High Schooler, 2 Middle Schoolers, Elementary student, and preschooler. To make the transition easier no matter what age you need to prepare. I'm sure I follow some basics that all parents do but, I'm listing some of my tips that may offer something that would be helpful.
Here are my "Tips for getting your kids ready to go back to school"
In this preparation for the new school year make it fun & exciting!
1. Being excited for them in all that the new year has to offer! ~ Even if you didn't like school when you were younger. :]
2. Make it fun to find out who their teacher(s) will be and what fun schedule they got! ~ Check with your school when the will post their classroom lists. Most schools have some sort of an Open House/Back to School night prior to school starting to find out the classroom(s), teacher(s), and/or older child's schedule.
3. Have them help in the shopping for school supplies by getting a grade/age appropriate list (at the back to school night or a lot of your local supply stores actually have them) and shopping around for the best deals! Getting their backpacks organized! ~ They love this!
4. Shopping for School clothes is the most fun! However, being on a tight budget for this we really enjoy shopping around and trying to find the best deals to get the most clothes for the least amount of money! This teaches them to be thrifty! ~ Second hand stores come in quite handy for this that carry name brands but, not that name brand price and are just gently used but, NEW to them!
5. Start doing some reading and brush up on some Math age appropriate problems if you haven't been doing this already through out the Summer. ~ We do a Summer bridge program through our school and it is a great inexpensive workbook that is grade/age appropriate that helps bridge them from one grade to the next! ~ Or visit your local library if you haven't done so yet this Summer. ~ Even age appropriate computer learning games at home or at your local library.
6. Having your children get enough sleep is so important whatever age they are. All my children know how much sleep they need and I help reinforce this with the younger ones. ~ We start going to bed earlier and waking earlier about 2 weeks before school starts. ~ This truly helps!
7. For the Mama's out there... know that this is a good thing! Enjoy the extra quite if you can. Or enjoy that extra time it may give you with a preschooler, or enjoy some girlfriend time! Whatever it is know that another year will soon fly by all too fast! ~ Your children will learn so much this next school year!
~ Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ~John Dewey
“I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms blogging program to be eligible to get a HarperCollins book set. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”
Mother of 6 Amazing, Beautiful, Healthy Children, I am a SHE: Stay @ Home Executive! I am excited to Share/Learn about Beauty Secrets and Share/Learn some secrets on Motherhood & raising a Family! I hope you enjoy my blog and stop by often... I will also offer giveaways periodically.
All PR pitches are welcome! I love to review products, new or old, so if you have a product that you would like to promote, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Reviews are FREE of charge however, I do get the benefit of keeping the product[s] that I have reviewed.
Giveaway Scout is a giveaway search engine. Their users subscribe to receive updates on the latest giveaways on the web. Add your blog and your giveaways will be exposed to their large network or users.
This policy is valid from 02 January 2010
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, we will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.
The owner(s) of this blog will never receive compensation in any way from this blog.
The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content may not always be identified.
To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org