It’s that time of the year again – back to school! The new school year is here and it can be both exciting and scary, but there are many ways you can make this yearly tradition a breeze for your family. Take a look at our favorite tips to make the new school year as fun as possible!
Comfort All Day
With everything from notebooks and books to lunch and toys, kids can find themselves carrying heavy backpacks to and from school — but did you know that children should not carry a backpack that’s more than 15 percent of their body weight? To alleviate the stress that your child could be carrying on his or her back, have them try out a backpack with wheels! This way, when the bag gets heavy, they can roll it and won’t have to deal with the harmful effects of a heavy bag.
You already know that temperatures in August and early September can get hot. A portable fan can ensure that your kids are as comfortable as possible when you’re walking them to school or when they’re on the bus! Certain fans release mist for extra cooling, particularly on those extreme heat days. After they’re done having fun outside, a fan will keep them nice and cool.
Hydration is Key
Dehydration is an unfortunate consequence of excessive heat, but a water bottle is an incredible way for your kids to avoid it. If your children are very young, a fun bottle with a bite valve will keep them drinking the water that they need. With plenty of different designs and colors, you and your child will have fun picking one out together.
Jumpstart the Day
We’re told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we oftentimes skip it or eat on the go. Still, it’s important to know that when kids sit down to eat a nutritious meal in the morning, they function better during the day and generally feel better. Even when days get busy, there are plenty of meals that can be prepared quickly that also taste delicious! From a honey yogurt cereal parfait to a banana and almond butter open-faced sandwich, easy and tasty recipes like these put your kids on the right track.
Now that the kids are back in school, you have all you need to ensure they have their best year yet with our tips. We can’t wait to hear about the incredible things they accomplish!