Keep a Calendar
In this digital age we are used to storing calendars in our phones and tablets. However, kids can still benefit from seeing their routines written in front of them. Hang a wall calendar in your kitchen or share a pocket calendar with your kids to help them keep track of daily routines and school schedules. If they’re old enough, have them write their own agendas down so they know what to expect in the days ahead.
If it’s tough for your kids to unwind at the end of the school day, or if they are anxious about going to school the next morning, consider having a sleep buddy or something soothing to help them fall asleep on school nights. The Pikmi Pops Jelly Dreams from Moose Toys lights up with three different sparkle modes, and is a great way to soothe fears at night.
A note from home can mean the world to a child who is anxious about returning to school. Grab some markers and Post-It notes and add an inspiring message to your child’s lunch box. You’d be surprised how much your words can mean! Read more about how creative lunch box notes can help ease anxiety in my post at The Jersey Momma.
Find the Right Supplies
Exciting new school supplies are a fun way to start the school year. Be sure to get what your child needs, along with some fun goodies, too! Scented pencils, colorful notebooks, cute clip-ons, and cool backpacks are small ways to make kids eager about an upcoming school year. Be sure to check out all of my Must Have Back to School Supply Suggestions before you do your shopping!
Don’t forget to read these other informative Back to School posts at The Toy Insider too!
Have a happy school year!