Get Ready For The New School Year With These Tips

Featured Author: Contra Costa Living Blog Team

Back To School Tips

The new school season is here, and if you are having trouble getting back into the school year routine, you are not alone. It can be very easy to find yourself scrambling to get out of the door on time each day. Keep these tips in mind to ensure that this school year is the most organized yet.

  • Incorporate learning – there are thousands of opportunities to learn something new every day, even on the weekends. Whatever activity you are doing with your family, make it a learning activity. Work on math skills by counting the number of blue cars on the road, or head to the library and let your kids pick out a book that they find interesting.
  • Plan outfits – each Sunday, work with your kids to pick out outfits for the whole week. Knowing what to wear in the morning will help to cut down on the amount of time that everyone spends searching through closets and drawers. It can also help you get ready for any special occasions, such as picture day or a presentation day.
  • Head to the doctor – many schools will not let children into the classroom unless they are up to date on all their immunizations. Make an appointment with your doctor to make sure that all of your children have all the shots they need for the year.
  • Create a homework space – having an organized, quiet space to do homework and study can help your children focus better. Create a spot that has everything that they need to get their work done and can store their school supplies to avoid school clutter throughout your house.
  • Enforce bedtimes – especially with younger children, going to bed earlier than in the summer can help to make mornings go much smoother. Create a bedtime routine of calm and quite throughout your house to help your children feel better throughout the day.

For more tips on getting organized for the school season, contact All About Contra Costa in Orinda, California, your local community forum.