School year coming up and you have totally forgotten what you need to get ready for it? Well, don’t worry, you’re covered here. Let’s look at all the essentials you need in preparation for the school year, and a few tips to make sure that you’re not missing anything important.
Start sticking to the schedule now
The biggest change that comes with the school year is that you suddenly have to adopt a schedule that involves getting up in the morning, getting ready for a certain time, commuting, homework, and more. It’s a good idea to write that routine down and practice it in the lead-up to the first day back. Your child may not be fond of the idea of their last days being intruded on by such rules, but it can be essential.
Do you need a new uniform?
If your child hasn’t been to school since the last school year (as is the case with many parents who were worried about the ongoing pandemic) then they might have long outgrown their old school outfit. Check local stores to see if they’re carrying, but don’t be afraid to look online for more affordable replacements for the more generic parts of the uniform, like polo shirts, skirts, trousers, and the like.
All the essential gear
We’re talking about bags, drink bottles, lunch boxes, stationery, pencil cases, and so on. Your local stores might have finished their sales now, but there are still plenty of online store offering back to school offers that you should take a closer look at. Plus, they list all the different product categories that you’re likely to need, so it’s a lot easier to not miss anything.
Keep them energised
We always want our kids to be nutritious and healthy, but there’s no denying that when we’re taking time off, our standards for when and how we eat can be a little lax. Your child is really going to need all of the energy they can get, so be sure to prepare some healthy brain fuel for them when they get back to school and find a few lunchbox staples you can rely on.
Get them emotionally ready
A new school year, a new teacher and, for this year, perhaps some new rules to follow. Talk to your child about what they might be worried about, any questions they have, and go over any new rules to follow. Don’t keep it all in the negative, either. Try to remind them of the fact they’ll see friends and ask them that they’re excited about in the following school year.
The school year can be pretty expensive, so it’s wise to look for deals when you go shopping for any of the things above and to start looking as early as you can. Given that many of us are looking not at the start of a school year, but a return after closures, there are a lot of places treating this as a mini-back to school sale.