That time is approaching again. It’s time for the kiddos to go back to school. There are certainly going to be some moans and groans about having to go to sleep earlier, remembering to do homework, and starting new study habits all over again. Here are a few tips on how to get the kiddos back into action.
- Change their bedtime early- Start a new bedtime a week before school starts. You may be surprised to find out that teens need 8 to 9 hours of sleep every night. Younger children need even more. It is important that they are well rested and alert when school begins. So be tough, because they will argue with you about it. Just remember that in the long run they will be grateful that you were insistent.
- Get school supplies before school begins- Find out what your children need as soon as possible. Ease their minds by letting them know that you have what they will need for the upcoming school year. Find out early if you will need help and if you do contact an organization like Hunt County Kids or even your ISD, for assistance. If you don’t know who to go to for help, call your school and speak with the receptionist. Usually they will be informed enough to put you in touch with the right people.
- Have them play study games- Most youngsters are regular game players by the end of the summer. Electronic games are becoming an American pastime. If they have to play games, make them play educational ones. Look on the internet for some SAT prep games. The sooner they start tapping into what they learned last year, the easier it will be for them to get back in the swing of things.
Fear not, it’s almost here. The kids will be back at school and you will be confident in the knowledge that they are prepared. So, take a deep breath, relax, and know that they are ready for their new adventure.