Back-to-School Hacks

For kids, getting ready for the new school year means cool new sneakers, backpacks and lunch boxes. For parents, it’s about setting a morning routine, shopping for clothes and supplies, or locating a bus stop.

We want everyone in our AirMedCare Network family to be as happy and stress-free as possible, so here are some great ways to make that back-to-school transition smoother and easier:

Sleep Remix

The relaxed summer schedule often means that a child stays up later than normal. We all know that a good night’s sleep is critical for school success. Try this: Two weeks before the start of school, start putting your child to bed ten minutes earlier each night, and get him or her up ten minutes earlier each morning. By the first day of school your child will be rested and ready to go.

Color Coding

To help your child get ready for the “morning rush,” try color-coding bureau drawers. Socks in the “red” drawer, shirts in the “yellow” drawer, etc. You can use small colored stickers or pieces of construction paper. Color-code the closet as well. Hang all “pinks” together, all “blues,” etc. This is an easy and fast way for kids to find their clothes.

Closet Helpers

If your child tends to misplace things (e.g. sneakers), try tracing and cutting out the outline of their sneakers on construction paper. Then place the tracing on the closet floor. Each night make sure the shoes are sitting on their “feet” in the closet. (The same can be done for lunchboxes, backpacks, books, etc.)

 Hope these help make this school year the best ever!