If you want your kids to have a successful year in school, you may need to begin preparing for it during the summer. Making sure that your children have the structure and routines they need to begin the new school year with health and positivity can be even more important during the age of Coronavirus. So here are some resources that you can use to help your family prepare for a safe, healthy, and productive school year, even before the summer is over.
A Clean Home Can Keep Kids from Getting Sick
As your kids prepare to get back into the classroom, you need to be prepared to prevent the spread of bacteria, viruses, and other germs within your home.
- Even before your kids go back to school, you should be taking steps to deep clean your home to reduce their exposure to germs and viruses.
- You should use safe cleaners when you are deep cleaning your home.
- If you can’t find supplies out in stores, you may be able to make your own cleaners.
- Using DIY cleaners can be much safer than using potentially toxic products.
- These green cleaning tips can also help you keep your home clean and healthy.
Healthy Habits Can Also Prevent COVID-19 Spread
You’re putting a lot of work into keeping your home clean and coronavirus-free. The last thing you need is for your children to drag more germs back with them from school.
- Teach your kids about social-distancing before they step foot into the classroom.
- You should also get kids used to wearing masks before they head back to school.
- Insist that kids use hand sanitizer before they step back into your home after school.
- Having your kids take their shoes off at the door can also prevent the spread of germs.
- Use these handwashing songs to get kids to keep their hands clean at school and home.
A Consistent Routine Can Make BTS Less Stressful
There’s no doubt about it: preventing the spread of COVID-19 is critical. But it can also be important to find ways to minimize stress and anxiety as your kids get ready for school again.
- Try to find a balance between structure and fun while summer is still ongoing.
- Then gradually begin to transition your kids back into their back-to-school routine.
- Encouraging kids to read during the summer may also keep them ready for school.
- To enhance summer learning even further, start planning some educational activities.
- Put these BTS tips to work if your kids feel anxious or afraid to go back to school.
You should definitely enjoy the rest of summer with your kids, but keep in mind that it’s never too early to begin preparing for a successful school year. After all, providing a little bit of structure and learning during the summer can make the classroom transition a lot less stressful for you and your children. Plus, you may need some extra time to teach your kids about COVID safety. So enjoy your summer but keep this guide handy to keep BTS effortless!
Author: Jenna Sherman
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