Tips for Getting ready for Back to School

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This post about getting ready for back to school : health is part of a partnership with Glam Media and This coming August, Glam is L’il Critters vitamins. We have just under a month left here before it’s time to go back to school.  Even before we’re back in school, things are starting to gear up for school.  Getting ready for back to school isn’t just about backpacks, shoes, school supplies and new clothing.  For us, it’s more about getting our bodies ready for back to school! 

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We’re working on getting the kids back into a bedtime routine- an earlier bedtime routine- having to get up by a certain time in the morning means that we need to make sure they get to bed and to sleep at a time that leaves them plenty of hours for sleeping.  Without a good night sleep, kids won’t have the ability to concentrate at school nor to fight off the germs they’ll be around once the doors to school open for the year.

Checkups- maybe this is just my kids because they have summer birthdays but we always have our back to school physicals so we know that things are all in proper working order and that the kids’ bodies are developing as they should be.  Routine health care visits are crucial. Before bed, everyone must brush and rinse and say a prayer.  Even if you aren’t religious, it is good for everyone to take a moment and reflect upon something or someone that they are thankful for or thinking about.  We brush, rinse, pray and read a book in our house- the kids love the snuggle time and we love sharing the stories and adventures with them.

Move to the beat- any beat!  Kids need to exercise.  They need to M-O-V-E.  Most kids are running around, swimming, going to camp, playing sports all summer….when school starts, they are back to sitting at a desk for several hours a day.  Make sure to incorporate time daily for some physical exercise.  Even if you make up silly games to get some movement in right before dinner- right in your kitchen- just get them moving.  I’m planning to move right along with them.  Can’t get outside?  Improvise.  Jog in place.  See who can do it longest.  Jump rope.  Hop.  Skip.  Do silly stretching.  Try yoga!  Whatever that beat- slow, steady, fast, sporadic- move to it.  Find something no one hates and make it part of the daily routine. for a program all about happy and healthy kids!

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  • Great tips; thanks for sharing. They will come in handy next week when we get ready for back to school. Our biggest goal will be the bedtime routine….

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  • I’ve always been a big fan of vitamins for myself and for the kids as well. Sure wish they had this kind when I was giving them to the kiddos though!

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  • I love your ideas of playing silly games, stretching and yoga!

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  • I’ve started the new bed times and am increasing it earlier each week.

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  • You know, I’m working on my own bedtime routine too, LOL! I’m also looking forward to exercising more…man, summer sure throws us all of course doesn’t it?

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  • These are really great tips. I’m gonna pass this to my daughter to use with my grand daughter

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  • Great tips! I love the move one, my kids don’t STOP moving. lol!

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  • Boy, I don’t miss those getting ready for back to school days. I only had one kid, and it was still not fun. And, it was expensive.

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  • Great tips! We have just started getting back into an earlier bedtime routine. The kids are grumbling…but I kinda like it! We love our Lil Critters vitamins, too.

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  • Little Critters is what my son takes :)

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  • Great tips especially bed time routines. My daughter has to wake up at 5:30 am for the bus since we live so far away from school and that school lets in at 7:30 a.m

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  • Thanks for sharing these tips, Brett! It is always hard to get into the back to school routine.

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  • I love these tips! I especially love the one about moving and exercising. My son comes home from school all wound up, so a quick run or fun game would relieve that. Thanks for the tips!

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  • I can’t believe it’s time for school already!! Great tips!

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  • Getting back on a bed time routine is going to be hard. But good sleep is as important as exercise and proper nutrition.

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