5 Ways to Start Your Child's Day at School Right

Thursday - October 16, 2014

Use these tips to get your child off to a great start on any school day.

 

Getting your child ready for school can be hectic, but how your child starts the day can make or break his/her day at school. If you make an effort to get your child started on the right foot, you’ll set him/her up for a productive, engaging day of learning.

 Use these five tips to get your child started out right:

 1.       Establish a routine. It helps if your morning routine is predictable. Over time, you and your child will grow used to the situation, and you’ll have fewer problems getting everything ready in time. Establishing a routine takes time, so be patient while you develop it.

2.       Set things up the night before. Do whatever you can the night before—set out clothing, get schoolbooks ready—whatever you deem relevant to save time in the morning.

3.       Get up in plenty of time. Wake up early. While you or your child might like the idea of nabbing a few extra minutes of sleep, it’s better to wake up extra early. Do exercises or warm up for the day with a fun activity. That way, the morning routine doesn’t slip by in a groggy haze.

4.       Serve a full breakfast. A nutrient-rich breakfast, full of proteins and complex carbohydrates, will keep your child full and focused on the lessons of the day. Oatmeal, eggs, fruit, and cottage cheese are all good choices.

5.       Leave on a positive note. When it’s time to depart, make a habit to leave on a positive note. Be optimistic, and encourage your child to get excited about the day ahead.

 Stay tuned for the latest news and tips from Columbia Academy! Be sure you like Columbia Academy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! 

Getting your child ready for school can be hectic, but how your child starts the day can make or break his/her day at school. If you make an effort to get your child started on the right foot, you’ll set him/her up for a productive, engaging day of learning.

 Use these five tips to get your child started out right:

 1.       Establish a routine. It helps if your morning routine is predictable. Over time, you and your child will grow used to the situation, and you’ll have fewer problems getting everything ready in time. Establishing a routine takes time, so be patient while you develop it.

2.       Set things up the night before. Do whatever you can the night before—set out clothing, get schoolbooks ready—whatever you deem relevant to save time in the morning.

3.       Get up in plenty of time. Wake up early. While you or your child might like the idea of nabbing a few extra minutes of sleep, it’s better to wake up extra early. Do exercises or warm up for the day with a fun activity. That way, the morning routine doesn’t slip by in a groggy haze.

4.       Serve a full breakfast. A nutrient-rich breakfast, full of proteins and complex carbohydrates, will keep your child full and focused on the lessons of the day. Oatmeal, eggs, fruit, and cottage cheese are all good choices.

5.       Leave on a positive note. When it’s time to depart, make a habit to leave on a positive note. Be optimistic, and encourage your child to get excited about the day ahead.

 Stay tuned for the latest news and tips from Columbia Academy! Be sure you like Columbia Academy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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