Saturday August 3, 2019
The school year is just starting — which means endless adventures ahead! As you help your kids or grandkids get excited and ready for their first day in a new classroom, take a look at a few of our favorite tips to make the year as easy and smooth as possible.
Comfort All Day
With everything inside, kids can find themselves carrying heavy backpacks — but did you know that kids should not carry a backpack that’s more than 15 percent of their body weight? To alleviate the stress that your little ones could be putting on their backs, have them try out a backpack with wheels!
You already know that temperatures in Florida can get hot. A portable fan will ensure that your little ones 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.
Hydration is Key
Dehydration is an unfortunate consequence of excessive heat, but a water bottle is an incredible way for your little ones to avoid it. If your little ones are very young, a fun bottle with a bite valve will keep them drinking the water that they need.
Whether in your breakfast nook, your den, or even your lanai out back, there are plenty of areas in your Medallion home that you can designate as a homework spot for your kids. Assigning a distinct space will get them excited to do their assignments and keep them (and you!) organized.
Jumpstart the Day
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. From a honey yogurt cereal parfait to a banana and almond butter open-faced sandwich, easy and tasty recipes like these put your little ones on the right track.
Talk it Through
There’s nothing wrong with first-day jitters! Taking your little ones to their school to see their classroom and meet their new teacher ahead of time is a great way to calm nerves. When you go back-to-school shopping, talk them through the different ways that they’ll have fun using each item, from highlighters and markers to binders and folders.
From all of us at Medallion Home, we wish you the best in the school year ahead!