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Preparing for Back to School

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Preparing for Back to School

Summer is about half way over and it is hard to believe that school is coming soon.  While many families still have vacation time planned, it is never too early to start planning for back to school.

Here are some tips below for your family to be in great shape before the start of the school year.

Adjust Your Routine: The summer can bring later bedtimes and we would encourage children to ease back into their school routine rather than having a quick change before the first day of school.   Getting back in the routine a couple of weeks early will make waking up the first day of school a breeze!

Build a Transition Plan: For students starting Kindergarten, Middle School, High School or switching schools, it can be a big transition. Here are some helpful tips for a successful transition to Kindergarten, Middle School and High School.

Ease Family Stress: Transitioning to a new school year can be hard for parents and students alike. There are a lot of unknowns when school begins, and this uncertainty can cause jitters. Here are ten simple but effective strategies you can use to help reduce back to school worries.

Stay Focused on Avoiding The Summer Slide: You have worked hard with your family to continue to read and do STEM activities in a fun and engaging way.  Keep up the great work as it will pay off in leaps and bounds when your child is ready for school and avoids any gaps from the prior year.  For tips on avoiding the Summer Slide, click here.

Back to School Shopping:  Starting early and looking for sales is a great way to save money on clothes, school supplies and other items.  Check out Staples Canada Back to School Centre for great deals.

Healthy Meals: Snacking and meals can be tasty and fun.   We have consulted nutrition expert and guest presenter for the Marilyn Denis show, Miranda Malisani for advice on healthy snacking and eating.   Click here for tips to stay healthy during the school year.

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