The sweet days of summer are coming to a close, which means school is back in session. Beyond making a run for a new box of crayons and lined paper though, you can help transition your kids into the new school year by keeping them nourished + connecting them with the MAGICAL POWER of learning. Read on for my six school year prep tips!
- Determine how your little one learns best—is she/he a kinesthetic, linguistic/auditory, visual/spatial or mathematical/logical learner? Take this quiz to find ways to best assist your little one with their homework/learning outside of the classroom.
- Ask your kids to define their goals (finishing a book? bumping up test scores? making a soccer team?) and then create an action plan and timeline with them about how they can accomplish these goals.This helps them develop planning and organizational skills and will also increase their confidence once they cross their finish line.
- Create nourishing lunches and snacks with proper nutrients to help fuel them through their school day. Unfortunately, schools oftentimes only provide food that is loaded with trans fats and sugar (and their healthy options are usually lackluster and unappealing to kids). Therefore, it’s super essential to provide wholesome meal options for your kids and help grow their love for yummy, healthy eating.
- Ask your kids what they did and learned at school. Get excited about what they tell you, and open it up into a longer conversation—this will help reinforce what they learned and get them pumped about the next day.
- Take your kids to the library, help them pick out books, and read with them often. Storytelling helps instill values of compassion and empathy, as well as a lifelong curiosity + hunger for knowledge.
- Teach your kids the power of knowledge. Show how what they learn relates to the world around them, whether that means talking about what’s going on in the news or just looking up at the stars.
How do you prep your kiddies for the school year? Share your top tips with us on Twitter with #myphilosophie!