Diwali has come and gone and the holidays were likely filled with family, festivity and frolic. Children look forward to this mid-term break eagerly. Inevitably, getting to the routine of school days and all its demands is probably harder on some than others. Here are some easy and basic steps to help ease your kids back to school post a lazy holiday.
Get back to sleep routine
Perhaps the most essential thing to get back on track is a sleep routine. With holiday fun running high, perhaps your children are running low on sleep with frequent late nights and sleeping in late in the day. It might take a few days to slip back into the usual routine of sleeping early, getting adequate rest and rising early too. So it’s a good idea to try and get that going a few days before school resumes, in the interest of being well rested and having an alert mind.
Catch up on school work
A short break is all it takes to break the flow of school work. But a quick re-look at all that has been covered so far is all it takes to come back up to speed. This is a good practice so as to bring back a sense of continuity when back at school.
Stock up on supplies
Make sure all that your child needs for school – a clean uniform and shoes, a full stationery box, a healthy snack, etc – are in order a few days in advance. This will help ease your child into the frame of mind to be back in school and eliminate any last minute, early morning stress that you may face.
Resume school routine
Once school has resumed, try and get back to the usual routine you keep on an average school day at the quickest. This might mean resuming any extra curricular classes, fixing meal times and sleep schedules and bringing life back to normal as it is on a school day. This will help regulate routines and prepare your kids for school.