It’s just about that time. Your kids will be going back to school soon and summer’s lazy days will come to an end.
To help a mother (and father) out, we’ve decided to put all of our “Back to School” resources in one place to make your life easier:
- When does school start? What holidays do the kids get off? Here are local school calendars.
- The average American will spend $669.28 on Back to School shopping. Here’s a great way to save some money – go shopping at home!
- Worried about getting your kids back in school-mode routine? Check here and here for some great advice to get organized and avoid screaming.
- Get the kids organized and responsible with our printable charts: Morning/After School Routine Chart, Morning Routine Chart, After School Routine Chart.
- These Back to School breakfast tips and recipe will help mornings run smoothly as well.
- How about lunches? Will you pack or let your child buy?
- This Easy School Lunch Planner will also be a big help and check out our School Lunch Gallery for meal inspiration.
- Read this great advice from your child’s teacher.
- If you’re stressed out because this year you will send your little one off to preschool for the first time, we have professional tips to make it easier on everyone: Five Tips to Make a Smooth Transition From Summer Haze to Back to School Days, Helping Kids Deal with Anxiety and Tips For a Less Stressful Start to a New School Year.
- Speaking of stress, I can’t think of a more stress-inducing problem than lice. Here are tips to avoid and take care of the creepy-crawlies that our kids may have caught in summer camp.
- And your child may be stressed too. Here are some great books that will help take away the “going to school” jitters. And some great printable bookplates to give him as a gift.
- Taking a child’s “first Day of School” photo is a tradition. Send them to us for our annual slideshow!
- How will your child be getting to school? The bus, car, bike, walking? Take our poll.
- If you’re dropping and picking them up, please follow good etiquette.
- Will your child be starting kindergarten? It’s a huge milestone, sometimes harder for parents.
Here’s to a great 2014-2015 school year!