It is finally upon us! The lazy days of summer have come to an end and it is time to begin a new season of homework, extra curricular activities, and the Monday to Friday school rush! The past weeks of adventure and excitement give way to a comfortable feeling of familiarity and accustomed expectations,.
These past two-plus months of camp outs, sleepovers, and not-so-early bedtimes were wonderful, but they can also take a toll on the regular back to school routine that is vital for our little learners! As adults we can remember the first few days of the new school year and how difficult it was to wake up in the morning, much less gather our things, eat a hardy breakfast and catch the bus! Now, as parents, it is up to us to help our children transition smoothly into the routine that will once again become their standard.
Getting our children to bed at a reasonable time is an imperative part of our duties. Earlier to bed, easier to rise! No matter how your child may resist the new bedtime hour, in the long run, having a well-rested student makes for a much less painful passage for learning and preserving what is taught in school. If your child is tuckered out from the previous nights activities, it will be much more difficult and draining for him or her to keep up in school. A rested mind is essential for intellectual absorption. All of us want our kids to feel fresh and ready to learn – a good nights rest is paramount in this!
As we have all heard, it is also so important to make sure your child is eating breakfast before they head out the door to school. Lunch time never comes soon enough for a hungry kid! Their brains need the energy associated with a vitamin and nutrient packed breakfast to help kick-start their thoughts and ideas flowing! Mornings can be hectic, especially if you have more than one child to get ready, so pre-making lunches the night before can leave a little extra time for a yummy and brain-healthy breakfast that will give your child the best start to their day!