How To Prepare For Back To School

Back To School Time In Pearland Is Always A Big Transition, Not Only For Children But For Parents.

While children are filled with excitement and first-day jitters, Pearland parents are filled with thoughts of “Am I prepared enough?” To help eliminate these thoughts, and help you and your child prepare for the new school year, all you need is a little organization and forethought. Here are 10 back to school tips to kick-start the new year and get you prepared for a fresh start.

How To Prepare For Back To School (Top 10 Tips)

1. Get Back Into Your Sleep Routine.

To help eradicate those stressful school mornings, set up a regular bedtime and morning time routine to help prepare your child for school. Begin your usual school sleep routine about a week or so before school starts. Bump bedtimes times up 10 or 15 minutes every few days until you’re at an appropriate bedtime for a school night and wake up time in the mornings.

Pearland Back To School Supplies

2. Shop For School Supplies Together.

To get your child excited about starting a new grade, shop for supplies together. Allow them to pick out their own backpack, lunchbox, etc. This is a great way to give them a little bit of responsibility too!

Here’s a neat trick, prepare a surprise gift for your child. Show it to them in the first day of school morning.  It doesn’t have to be fancy.  A great book and crayons or pack of fun pencils might be all that you want to do.

3. Re-establish School Routines.

Have your child practice getting back into the rhythm of their daily school routine. You can do this by having them wake up at the same time every day, and eat around the same time they would at school. About a week or so before school starts, plan a few outside activities where your child will have to leave and come home around the same time they would if they were in school. This will help them be rested and ready for the big day.

4. Set Up A Homework Station.

Sit down with your child and together designate a time and place where he can do his homework each day. This can be somewhere quiet like in the den, or even in the kitchen while you are preparing dinner. Make sure to choose a time where you are available in case your child needs your help

5. Prepare For The Unexpected.

Working parents know that it can be difficult to find a sitter when your child is sick. Before school even begins, it’s a good idea to have a sitter already lined up in case you get that phone call home from the nurse saying your child is ill.

6. Make An After-school Game Plan.

Make a plan for where your child will go after school lets out for the day. Depending upon the age of your child, figure out if they will go to a neighbor’s house, a daycare center, an afterschool program, or be allowed to stay home by themselves. In the event that your child stays at home afterschool, you should establish safety rules to insure his/her safety until an adult arrives home.  Preparation will help eliminate any confusion during the first few weeks.

Limiting Smartphone And Video Games Access For Pearland Back To School

7. Start Limiting Smartphone And Video Games Access.

For a lot of children summertime is filled with endless video games. Children are usually in shock when they begin school and realize that six hours of their day is going to spent learning and not playing games.

Ease your child into the learning process by start limiting access to these tech gadgets and encouraging them to read. Children are always copying their parents, Back To Basic Kids encourage parents to be a role model and lead by example.

8. Review School Material And Information.

For most parents, schools send home a packet with a ton of information regarding their child’s new teacher, important dates to remember, emergency forms, and transportation routines. Make sure that you read through this information carefully, and mark down all important dates on your calendar.

9. Get Organized.

The best way to prepare for back to school time is to be organized. With school comes a massive amount of paperwork which can consume your household. Designate a spot in your house for homework, permission slips, and any other school-related papers. This can help eliminate all of that paper clutter and make your life less stressful.

10. Start Arranging After School Daycare

Parents will need to start making arrangements for the children.

  • What activities should they be doing after school
  • A safe place for them to be after school
  • Food or snacks if they get hungry
  • How to encourage them to complete their homework

Back To Basic Christian Childcare Center offers pickup and drop-off services to the majority of the Pearland elementary and middle schools.  Please see the list of schools noted below:

 Pearland Elementary Schools:  Pearland Middle Schools:
 H.C. Carleston Elementary  Leon Sablatura Middle School
 Massey Ranch Elementary  Sam Jamison Middle School
 Magnolia Elementary  Alexander Middle School
 Challenger Elementary  Rogers Middle School
 E. A. Lawhon Elementary
 Silverlake Elementary
 Silvercrest Elementary

There are many Pearland daycare centers to choose from..…. but there are few choices when you want a daycare center that is teaching, nurturing, and developing children daily.  Adding value to your family is our goal.  Please give us a call or stop by the center today for a visit.  We would love to have you.

You may also give us a call at the (281)997-2061 as well for further details.