It’s that time again - that start of a New Year, meaning it’s Back to School time! Back to School season doesn’t have to be overwhelming or stressful - in fact, at The Crazy Store we think getting ready for a new school year is a whole lot of fun!
To help take the stress out of Back to School preparations we’ve put together a Back-to-School checklist.
- Adjust their holiday routine
Routines are more relaxed over the holidays – staying up late and sleeping in won’t work when it’s school time, so get the little one’s school-ready by adjusting the family schedule to get everyone into early morning and bedtime habits.
- Countdown calendar
In the week leading up to the first day back at school have a countdown calendar where each day your children have a checklist to tick off. This could be wrapping and labelling their books or making sure they have all their school supplies ready.
- Lunch planning
Start planning what your little one’s will have for lunch and stock up on extra lunchbox staples such as granola bars or dried fruit.
Schedule in a haircut for a fresh Back-to-School look. Bear in mind that there may be a Back to School rush at the salons, so try and book an appointment early.
- Trial run
For the little ones the first day at school may be a little daunting. Spend time practicing opening the lunch boxes, bottles, backpack zippers and tying shoes.
- Update your calendar
Take time to add school-related items to your calendar – filling in activities like ballet or karate. Get into the habit of looking at your calendar so you know what the next day and week involves.
- Purchase your school supplies
Schedule in a day - as early as possible to avoid last minute stress - and make your way to your nearest Crazy Store to stock up on school supplies. Pick up lunch boxes, bottles, backpacks assortments of stationery supplies such as pencils, crayons and more. Get there before 31 January!