(NC) – September is an exciting and sometimes anxious time for kids of all ages who are heading back to school. What can help calm their nerves (and yours) is a daily routine for the new school year… depending on their age, they should know their homework and play times, weeknight bedtimes, etc.
It’s also important that kids get the nutrition they need for their school days too! Children need to eat breakfast every morning. Studies have shown kids who do, do better in school! Lunch is important energy food too, and food experts have found that if kids help plan and prepare their school lunches, they are more inclined to eat them! Talk to your kids about what they like to eat… then ask them to help wrap up these foods for lunch. You’ll find lots of great ideas at www.robinhood.ca.
Make this a special time of year – Create enthusiasm for the new school year by inviting children to help prepare for their first day. Here are some ideas:
- Let them choose a new ‘outfit’ for school.
- Go shopping for ‘cool’ binders, writing paper and pens and pencils.
- Be sure to take a picture of your children on their first day of school (and keep it in a special ‘first day of school’ album.
If kids don’t have time to eat at home in the morning, pack them a banana, a small yogurt cup and a few of these delicious breakfast sticks so they can eat on the way.