Back to School Tips every Parent needs
Can you believe the summer flew by as quickly as it did? Back-to-school season is here and it’s time to start preparing.
Many countries have already started school and Canada isn’t far behind. Check out these back to school tips that are sure to get your whole family ready.
Start the Routine Early
You knew I was going to mention this one because it’s so important.
Start the routine for back to school now.
I feel as though the longer I wait, the more painful it is for my children to get back into the right schedule.
When I say routine, I mean getting them to bed at a decent time. It’s so hard to go to sleep when it’s still light out.
Go back to School Shopping
We always look through the house to see what we can reuse before we run out and buy a bunch of stuff for back to school season.
I grab their back to school lists and we head out to shop.
It’s amazing the long list of items kids need, but we tackle this list a few weeks before school starts.
Have a Back to School Bash
I had never heard of back-to-school bashes before this year.
However, what better way to celebrate than to have a back to school party?
Invite the neighborhood kids over, order pizza, and let everyone have a fun time before hitting the books this school year.
Make sure your Kids are up-to-date on Vaccinations
Back-to-school season also brings up the topic of vaccinations.
Although this is a busy time of year, vaccinations are still very much an important part of going back to school.
Make an appointment with your child’s doctor to get the vaccinations they are due for.
These vaccinations help prevent illnesses and outbreaks.
It can be a reality that if too many people delay vaccinations, preventable diseases spread.
Kids attending school in Ontario, must have the following vaccinations – tetanus, diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, meningococcal disease and whooping cough (unless they have a valid exemption).
Use the Ontario vaccination schedule, found at Ontario.ca/ChildhoodVaccines, to help keep track of your children’s immunization appointments and ensure they are up-to-date.
This post was developed in association with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The opinions of the author are their own.