5 Tips to Help Your Child Get Ready for Back to School

Date : 8-23-2016

5 Tips to Help Your Child Get Ready for Back to School

These 5 tips will help any child get excited to head back to school and will have them ready for a successful year ahead.

August is coming to a close and do you know what that means? For millions of parents and kids, it’s time to start getting ready for back to school.

Whether it’s your child’s first day of school or not, switching from the rule-free days of summer to the rigid structure of school means, as a parent, it’s important to get your child ready for a successful year ahead.

From stocking up on clothing essentials to creating an educational space to even updating your child’s apps, these five tips will help any child get excited for the new school year.

1. Take a Clothes Inventory

Clothes Inventory

Children grow like weeds so right before school starts, inspect your child’s wardrobe and toss out any old, stained clothing, and sell or donate any clothes that are too small.

Have your child help you decide which clothes are good for the school year and make a list of some essentials like extra socks and underwear, an extra pair of jeans and sweater – and load up on mitts and hats for the winter if you live in a northern climate.

To encourage growing children to dress themselves, prepare some outfits, bundle them all up and place them in the bottom drawer of their dresser. That way, in the morning they can open the drawer and pick an outfit that’s already made for them.

2. Create a Backpack Station


Your child is going to bring home papers, forms, books and binders in their backpack when coming home from school.

Instead of having your child dump their backpack on the floor or in their room, only to have their papers inevitably get lost, why not create a space in your mudroom or landing for their backpack and school forms?

Have a designated hook for their backpack and a basket for paper right next to their shoes and jacket.

Everything is in its place and organized for the morning!

3. Create a Homework Area

Homework Area

Another thing you might want to do is create a special place for your child to do their homework. It can be a corner in their room, in the kitchen, or somewhere else quiet with a desk and chair.

You can stock cupboards or bins with school supplies so that your child won’t have to constantly ask you for things like scissors, glue or pencils.

4. Set a Routine


Let’s face it:

Summer is a time to relax, take a road trip and have fun. There’s no need for structure or a routine, right?

Well, August should be the time to start transitioning into a schedule. Set an alarm every morning so your child gets used to waking up at the same time each day – even on the weekends.

Meals should also occur during the same time each day. If your child is old enough, you can create a schedule with him or her helping you out

Designate time blocks for activities like watching a movie, playing outside, having a play date, or going to the library or park.

The point is to have a set schedule that your child follows so that they can get used to following a structure at school.

5. Update Your Child’s Phone Apps


If you’re a parent of an older child, I’m sure you installed some educational apps on their phone over the summer, as a way to make sure your children are still learning.

Now that school is coming up, you may want to take an inventory of your child’s phone. It’s the perfect time to remove old apps that are no longer suitable – and some of the games that surely snuck in there over the summer – and replace them with more functional and educational-focused apps.

For example, installing the free SURE Universal app can come in handy when your child comes home from school and you’re still at work. Instead of them calling you and asking you where the remote is, they can just use their SURE Universal app on their phone!

You might also want to wait until school starts to see if the teacher recommends any apps for your child.

The New School Year is Around the Corner

For parents with young children who are attending school for the very first time, preparing your child for the transition can be overwhelming. It will be a learning experience for you both.

But, for parents with older kids, remembering to set a routine and go through their wardrobe is important for success. And if you have a place for their backpack and for doing their homework, having your child come home from school won’t be as chaotic.

Finally, giving your older child the SURE Universal app will make your life easier since they won’t bug you about finding the lost remote anymore.

Over to you – what are you doing to get your child ready for the school year?

« || »

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

+ 41 = 42

Recent Post

Exactly How Fast Does Your Internet Connection Need to Be For Home Automation?

3 Home Automation Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Smart Home Running Smoothly

IoT Sensors & How They Can Be Used to Make Our Workplaces Safer

How the Job Market is Being Affected by Developments in IoT


Smart technology IoT Smart devices Activites for kids Alexa Amazon Amazon Fire TV Amazon’s Alexa Amazon’s Echo android apps Android Features Android Phone Apple TV April Fools Day Best Apps Chromecast Fitness Apps Classic Movies Fiber Internet Events Fiber Internet Connection Funny tricks Gifts Go Green Home Automation TV Shows Home Theater TV Remote Interesting IoT Security IoT – Internet of Things Light bulb Lighting Media Streaming Movie Trilogies Movies Pets Privacy Issues Product Update Productivity Apps Quiz Remote Control Roku Smart Device Top Apps Technology of Lighting Smart Home Smart TV Technology Streamer Event VR IoT; amazon; Home Automation; Remote Control IoT for kids Halloween smart socket smart thermostat nest thermostat smart fan smart shades smart humidifier freeze detector smart lighting Smart home gadget Christmas gifts gadget Christmas movies streaming control smartphone IoT Technology Wi-Fi connections lose weight track calories food scale shape scale smart scale fitness tracker IoT cloud robot virtual reality IoT Device thermostat security system smart IoT network smart city Magazines IOT Journal Evolution Magazine Digitalist Magazine IoT India Magazine Smart tech smartphones youtube channel gadgets wearables IoT applications GymWatch fitness wearable Amazon Alexa Echo dot Voice Control ocf interroperability SD-IoT Software digital media STB Set-top Box manufacturers certification Data services ads business model monetizing IoT ces 2018 demo interoperability Internet of Things Marketing IoT devices IoT data marketers smart garden devices Garden Sensor Wi-Fi Sprinkler Automower Smart LED Flood IoT influencers IoT space IoT news IoT Solutions IoT skills; IoT sensors; IoT devices; data security; IoT industry Sports and IoT; wearable sensors; Z-Wave ZigBee smart home hub Z-Wave devices Smart Toys kids mesh network IR devices IR blaster IoT Sensors father's day new tech costumer service Iot gadgets irobot alarm iotivity smart home specification automated home The Hub smart office Automated office Smart Homes Smart Home; IoT; IoT platforms IoT ecosystem IoT world Gateway smart buildings IoT platform smartphone app Smart Cities IoT hardware smart home technology IIoT technology industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Smart Industry connected devices building automation building autonation system iot tech smart home lighting Iot Gadget thanksgiving smart gadgets Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets Smart sensors contact sensors detector sensors temperature sensor water temperature sensor brightness sensor iot software platform IoT Gateway IoT Ready IoT gateway software home security window sensor door sensor Iot solution; smart city technology smart home tech market wearable tech IoT in Education smart LED lighting new world of IoT Preventive Maintenance IoT preventive maintenance smart refrigerator software-defined IoT platform Smart Doorbells home alarm systems office automation setups IoT health care medical devices IoT gizmos Smart Lock Smart Doorbell Smart Camera smart home IoT devices Bluetooth cellular IoT IoT Connectivity LPWAN hybrid IoT wireless protocols for enabling IoT The Internet of Things (IoT) mash network Wifi Li-Fi Internet of Things (IoT) What is Li-Fi? wireless protocols LED bulbs solar power solutions based on IoT IoT in solar energy plants utilizing IoT innovative technologies Trust Architectures for IoT 5G 5G works Remove term NB-IoT Cat-M1; Massive IoT Deployments; NB-IoT; Cat-M1; Massive IoT Deployments; IoT based technologies IoT integrated systems IoT automation IoT technologies Edge Computing Micro Data Network Iot; Easter; Blockchain secure network Data Sharing Augmented Reality AR technologies Weightless SIG wireless Personal Area Network (PAN) Nanonetwork Body Area Network (BAN) A Near Field Communication (NFC) Network Local Area Network (LAN) Jobs in IoT automating; Home Internet Speed


Industry News

Company News

Ready to Try?

Follows us