With Labour Day on the horizon, it’s time to think about heading back to another school year!
While many kids have already gone back to class, it can take a while to adjust to a semblance of normal. Below are a few ways to get back into the groove or to prep for a new school year!
Put your best face forward
It’s time to give your kids–and yourself, while you’re at it–a great cut! The groom me hair cutting kit has everything you need to do a decent job at home. Two pairs of sharp shears are included in the kit–the key to a clean, not sloppy haircut! Also included are a set of four hair clips to keep sections neat as you work and two combs.
To avoid cuts that will cause tears (and teasing), you’ll need a lot of patience. Avoid cutting your kids’ hair when they are full of energy or too tired. Your best bet is after bath time while hair is wet. Cut conservatively; the new style will be a lot shorter when it’s dry.
If your child has very tangled hair, detangle hair with the wet/dry brush. Keep haircuts super simple and short to avoid lopsided cuts or bangs!
Whether you’re doing remote learning or a hybrid concept, a space to learn will be crucial to a functioning school year.
A dedicated space, or multifunctional place, at home for learning and homework is important to keeping things organized and livable.
If it’s a communal area like the kitchen table, make sure everyone has a workspace and all they need in easy reach. Make it easy for your kids to take their stuff back to their spaces so you can enjoy meals or the shared space together!
Meal plans don’t need to be elaborate to be healthy. They just need to be easy to access and make.
Keep a bowl of fruit or some healthy snacks on hand if you and your kids are working and learning from home. If you are at home, keep to your kids’ schedule and break for the whole lunch period.
With everyone heading back to screens or desks, it’s important to carve time daily to decompress. With the absence of after-school activities and sports teams, try to find a way to blend being social with being active.
Schedule small playdates for your kids or carve out lots of breaks in the day to go outside.
Active afternoons or evenings where you spend quality time with friends and your kids can be a great way to end the day. Long bike rides, a jog or pick-up basketball or soccer games will keep your family happy and healthy!
If quarantine has taught us something, it’s that learning can be found anywhere. Last year your child might have shadowed you around the home, engaging in learning life skills along with lesson plans. Continue this with weekly fun activities, such as a new hobby or learning more about your area to foster a love of lifelong learning!