Back to School Routines for a Smooth Transition Back to School


When someone starts school it is important for them to follow a routine. Routines provide structure and allow kids to complete more and be more productive. The following is a back to school routine that covers all of the basics. 

1. Wake up.
2. Eat breakfast.
3. Groom
4. Go to school. 
5. Practice time
6. Homework.
7. Fun time.
8. Reading time.
9. Family time.
10. Bed time.

It is important that your child gets up in enough time to get to school in the morning without feeling rushed.

Make sure your child eats a good breakfast. Breakfast is going to help fuel the mind and body. It is going to help keep your child’s mood stable, and help them do better in classes, and other activities. A healthy breakfast should have fiber and protein, and should not be high in sugar or things like white bread, pastries, etc. as they are digested quickly, and will be out of the system too quickly.
Kids who are well groomed and look nice at school will feel better about themselves, and have an easier time making friends. Make sure your child has time to get ready in the mornings and looks and feels good about themselves.

When your child gets home from school, have them spend time on homework and practicing the things that they are involved in as well, such as music, sports, etc. It is a good idea to get this out of the way right when they get home. What they learned is still fresh in their mind, and they will be able to get help, go back to the school for things they may have forgotten, etc. if need be.

Kids should not have high stress levels, and one of the best ways for a child to get rid of stress is to have some fun during the day. You want to make sure that they get together with friends, watch a movie, or do something they enjoy each day.

Every child should read for at least twenty minutes a day. This will help them improve their reading skills. Make sure they spend the time to do it.

Every kid gets a little overwhelmed and carried away with back to school, either they jump back into their friends, their academia, or their extra-curricular activities, or all three. Often family gets left behind. So, make sure your child has time with the family each day. This can be dinner together or a fun activity. It helps you keep tabs on your child’s behavior and watch for problems or warning signs.

Make sure your child gets to bed early enough that they can get plenty of sleep. Sleep is going to help the body and mind refresh and rejuvenate. Keep computers out of bedrooms, as kids will stay up late wasting time online. Plan a bedtime routine to ensure kids are lights out early.