It may feel like summer break just started, but for some of us, it’s already back-to-school season again. So while you pack up the pool floats and buy the backpacks, a little extra planning now can make your start to the school year smoother for you and your kiddos. These tips can help with hectic mornings so you get out the door faster this school year.
- Checklists to the rescue - Visual reminders like a checklist can help your kid know what’s expected of them every day. They can look at it to follow their schedule and to see what they need to bring, which eases morning stress and helps you get out the door on time.
- Plan and meal prep for the week - Have your kids pick out some favorites then plan breakfast, lunches, and snacks for the week. Simplifying as many morning choices as possible will save time and meal prepping any breakfast, lunch, and snack options you can on Sunday for the week ahead makes it quick to grab and go.
- Keep some “tardy tools” handy - When you’re running late, having a stash of healthy non-perishable snacks like granola bars, can become breakfast in a hurry.
- Make homework time a happier time - Set up a designated area for your kid to do homework and projects and if they like to do their work in different spots around the house, a homework caddy full of supplies they need makes it easy to pick up and move.
Source: Good Morning America