Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tips for getting your kids ready to go back to school

Twittermoms and Harper Collins Books challenged members to blog about "tips for getting your kids ready to go back to school".  I jumped at the opportunity since we LOVE Twittermoms & Harper Collins Books.

StuffSmart's Ten tips for getting your kids ready to go back to school
  1. Keep reading through the summer.  Many retailers and local libraries offer summer reading programs.
  2. Sneek in educational games to keep math, history and other subjects fresh in your child's mind.
  3. Have you child make a memory box of the past school years' work and accomplishments.  This can be fun and serve as a review.
  4. Check the school website and make sure to keep up with school supply lists, dress codes etc.
  5. Involve your child in gathering supplies for back to school.
  6. Make sure to fit your child's backpack and stock it with needed supplies.
  7. Designate a place for your child's coat, backpack etc so there is no searching when the first day of school gets here or for the entire school year.
  8. Go through clothing and decide what is needed to shop for school clothes meeting the dress code requirements.
  9. Purchase needed supplies (see previous post)
  10. Get your child back on schedule a few wks before school starts by resuming school bedtime, wake for school and eating breakfast/lunch at times that will be followed during the school year.
A little about Harper Collins from Twittermoms website:

About HarperCollins Children's Books:

HarperCollins Children’s Books is one of the leading publishers of children’s books. Respected worldwide for its tradition of publishing quality books for children, HarperCollins is home to many of the classics of children's literature, including Goodnight Moon, Where the Wild Things Are, The Giving Tree, Charlotte's Web, Ramona, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, the I Can Read! beginning reader series and countless award-winning titles. HarperCollins Children's Books is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, one of the leading English-language publishers in the world. Visit HarperCollins Children's Books at

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