How Can I Start Getting My Child Ready to Go Back to School?
While we still have a few weeks left of summer, now's a good time to start preparing for a new back-to-school routine.
Our team at AFC Urgent Care Hartsdale wants to help you get your family ready for a new school year this September, starting by establishing a morning routine.
Why Do Kids Need a Morning Routine?
Well, for the same reasons adults do! Routines help our minds and bodies know what to expect at a given time. So when you create a morning routine, you're setting yourself up for a more seamless start to the day.
Part of any successful morning routine is a healthy breakfast. You want to look for a breakfast that contains a good blend of carbs, lean protein and a small amount of healthy fat to keep you fueled until lunch.
- Whole-wheat toast or fruit with peanut butter
- Whole-grain cereal with milk
How Else Can I Help My Child Prepare for School?
Going back to school is all about re-establishing those school-year habits! Odds are that your child likely has been sleeping later and going to sleep later during the summer months.
That's why it's important to begin preparing him or her early to head back to school, allowing you to reset your child's body clock and get back into the routine.
Tips for Back-to-School Prep
- Start your routine early, ideally a couple weeks in advance.
- Make a to-do list of everything that needs to be done.
- Plan your commute, or coordinate a carpool.
- Map out your schedule.
- Choose healthy breakfasts and lunches and stock up on ingredients.