Back To School: How to Get Your Kids Ready For Their First Day
Fall is right around the corner, which means one thing above all else for busy parents: back to school season is upon us! Whether your little one is heading off for the very first time or you’re a seasoned pro, planning ahead can help you prepare for a smooth sendoff.
Read on for a roundup of back-to-school tips aimed at laying the foundation for a successful (and stylish!) school year.
1. Stock up on supplies.
Back-to-school supply shopping is a rite of passage. Many of us remember this task from our own childhoods. Now, it’s time to continue the tradition — albeit with the roles reversed.
Many schools publish specific back-to-school supply lists by grade and/or classroom. Keep this list handy to make sure you’ve got everything you need. From glue sticks and pencil cases to sticky notes and spiral notebooks, covering your bases now can prevent last-minute trips to the store later. And don’t forget a roomy backpack to put it all in!
2. Dress for success.
While beauty comes from the inside out, the reality is that when we look our best, we feel our best. Plus, clothes are also an excellent opportunity for self-expression for kids. Enter your new go-to spot for back-to-school clothes shopping: bella bliss®.
A few of our favorite looks for everything from unforgettable first day of school outfits to adorable outfits for back-to-school pictures? Our Embroidered Apple Dress, Embroidered Apple Romper, Love Notes Dress, and Love Notes Shortall. And make sure to check out our Varsity Blues Collection and new fall collections for timeless looks.
From charming colors to whimsical prints, our comfortable kids’ clothing is guaranteed to please even the pickiest petite fashionistas.
3. Feed their bellies...and their brains.
We all know how hard it is to concentrate when we’re hungry. We also know that certain foods provide optimal sustenance for growing bodies and brains. The best way to get your kids to make healthy choices? Fill your fridge and pantry with nutritious, delicious, and portable foods — perfect for everything from school lunches to healthy after-school snacks to on-the-go treats.
Some easy snacks for kids include fresh fruit, yogurt tubes, trail mix, banana muffins, carrot sticks and hummus, rice cakes, string cheese, and cereal bars.
One tip from the experts when planning healthy snacks for toddlers, elementary school kids, middle schoolers, and high schoolers alike? Include your child in planning, shopping, making, and packing meals and snacks.
4. Practice your morning routine.
After the lazy, laid-back days of summer, getting into the swing of things can be challenging. To make the adjustment as manageable as possible, create a plan for easing back into things. Start implementing earlier bedtimes and wake-ups a week or two before school begins. This will help everyone acclimate to new and busy schedules.
5. Get the lay of the land.
Uncertainty can be overwhelming. Take the ambiguity out of the equation by visiting the school ahead of time to familiarize your child with the building and playground. This is also a good time to go over any policies and procedures your child should know about, as well as to check in with your little one about any specific concerns or questions they may have.
Many schools will invite families to visit in advance; however, even if your child’s teacher doesn’t offer this option, an informal visit can go a long way toward mitigating the first day of school jitters.
6. Commence the countdown.
Who doesn’t love a good countdown? Include the whole family in a daily countdown to the big first day back.
Sending the kids back to school doesn’t have to be complicated — at least when it comes to dressing your kids in the cutest and most comfortable clothing around, that is. bella bliss® has you covered! To stock up on back-to-school clothes, visit bella bliss® today.