School is right around the corner and it's time to get your little scholar ready for their big day. This checklist will help you both get ready to pass the first test with flying colors!
1. School Supplies
Don't wait until the last minute! Basics such as crayons, pencils and paper can be purchased year-round.
Hint: Be on the lookout for back-to-school sales, and stock up on items you know you'll need to replace.
Your little one can help choose their backpack. Just make sure it's large enough to accommodate their school supplies and a jacket, but not too large or heavy to carry!
Hint: Many are available with wheels and a telescopic handle.
5. Alarm Clock
Introduce your preschooler to telling time. Establish a regular bedtime and wake-up time and practice setting the alarm clock together.
Hint: Practice the routine the week before to help ease the transition. And for your sake, remind them to sleep in on weekends!
6. Insulated Lunch Box/Thermos
Buying an insulated lunch box and thermos keeps their lunches at the right temperature and mess-free. And they're eco-friendly, too!
Hint: Frozen water bottles and juice boxes can also help keep the lunches cold!
9. Emergency Contact Info
Place an index card with emergency contact information in their backpack. Teach your little ones basic information such as home address and phone number.
Hint: Program the school's emergency hotline in your mobile phone, so you don't reject an unknown number!
10. Practice Makes Perfect
Schedule a dry run to help you work out the kinks: Practice waking up on time, getting ready, and going to the bus stop or driving/walking to school.
Hint: It will ease some of the first-day jitters for both of you!
Congrats, you've aced the first test! Celebrate their first day of school with plenty of hugs, pictures, and a special dinner (and desserts)!