Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tips for Ensuring a Healthy, Safe and Successful School Year

It seems that the school year just ended yet the start of a new school year is quickly approaching.  Twittermoms and Airwear challenged me to share tips for ensuring a healthy, safe and successful school year.

  1. Make sure your child has had their needed physicals including eye exam.
  2. Make sure that your child has stayed active during the summer so they will be ready for gym, sports etc.
  3. Keep your child reading and involved in learning activities over the summer.
  4. I like to send healthy lunches so I am always looking for new ideas via the internet and my fellow bloggers to keep lunch fun.
  5. Use reuseable lunch containers that are safety approved for your child's health and to be environmentally responsible.
  6. Send a bottle of hand sanitizer with your child in their backpack and or lunch box.
  7. Encourage hand washing to avoid the viruses that run wild in schools.
  8. Make sure your child has the materials needed for school.  We try to restock paper, check pencils etc.  weekly.
  9. Maintain active communication with your child's teacher.  This benefits everyone.
  10. My favorite tip is:  Always prepare the night before by making sure backpacks are ready, clothes (incl. shoes) are laid out, all forms are signed etc.  It makes the mornings run much smoother.
Hopefully, these tips will help you have a healthy, safe and successful school year.  I look forward to hearing your tips as well.
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*“I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Airwear blogging program, making me eligible to get a $25 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, visit http://airwear.twittermoms.com/about."

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