As carefree summer schedules are traded in for rigid academic agendas, many students struggle to adjust. According to the US Department of Education, parents should create a home environment that encourages learning and schoolwork. Below are some tips to help your student get back into the swing ofthings.
Mornings are hectic, so teach kids to save time by organizing their backpack the night before. Run through a checklist to make sure they’re prepared for the next day. To save even more time, organize your entryway with products like the ClosetMaid® 2-Cube Storage Locker and 3-Cube Bench to keep backpacks, lunch boxes, shoes and sporting equipment easily accessible, so kids can grab-and go.
Get in the Groove
A routine makes children more confident and relaxed because it allows them to anticipate their next activity. Try establishing a daily routine for meals, homework, chores, family activities and bedtime. To accurately schedule enough study time, ask teachers about homework expectations before the school year starts and remember to reserve extra time for reading.
Students typically spend 40 minutes a night digging out their assignments and looking for supplies. Help your child be more efficient by creating a well organized and quiet study area. A ClosetMaid Cubeicals® Mini 6-Cube Organizer mounted above the desk keeps writing utensils, highlighters, note cards, tape and glue sticks close at hand. And ClosetMaid ShelfTrack™, an adjustable shelving system, holds bigger items like text books, 3-ring binders and printer paper.