School is just around the corner and that means there are many things that need to be taken care of before the year begins. With busy schedules pulled between work, home life, kid’s activities, and just day to day duties, it’s easy to overlook things that need to be addressed. Today we are going to share with you, a few essentials that should be added to your “To Do Before School” list.
1. Go over the route
This is one of the most critical tasks in preparing for school. Your child is going to have a lot of new things to remember and think about on the first days of school, don’t let figuring out how to get to school one of them. In the days prior to school beginning, you should walk your child through the route they will be taking to school. Whether that means walking to a bus stop, or walking to the school. Point out dangerous areas where your child must stop and wait for cars to pass.
2. Update the calendar
Make sure you update your family calendar to represent your new schedule. This is helpful to both the parents and the children. Mark down school hours, after school activities, appointments, and weekly commitments. This will give your children a clear idea of what the week holds for them.
3. Encourage after school activity
Look over the list of after school activities that your child can participate in. Find one or two for each child and encourage them to try them out. This will not only keep your children involved in something positive while you are at work, but it will also allow them to learn more about things they are interested in, and take part in hands on activities.
4. Think of setting up a carpool
If there are children in your neighborhood on their way to the same school as your children, consider carpooling. This is a great way to save time and money on gas. Also, it is greatly important that you make your children are riding with a parent who you know and trust.
5. Make sure you have shots taken care of
Many areas require that your children have certain shots before starting school. Save yourself from the hassle of making last minute appointments and get this done with before the school year begins.
6. Plan out breakfast stops
Breakfast is an important part of each day. Without it your children will be feeling hungry and tired long before the lunch bell rings. There are sure to be mornings where you don’t have time to whip up eggs and toast. For this reason, it is a wonderful idea to plan out places that you can stop for a quick and healthy breakfast. Kettleman’s Bagel Shop is a wonderful breakfast stop. Fresh bagels made every day, from traditional methods, with traditional ingredients. Your children are sure to enjoy the different flavors and spreads.
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Stop into Kettleman’s before school or on your way to work for a delicious breakfast.
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