you can help your children get ready for a successful school year.
Here are a few tips to start off this school year right:
- Bedtimes –
Let’s face it! During the summer, we get a little negligent on bedtimes and
sometimes let our children stay up too late. Proper rest is essential for a healthy
school year. Start now with specific bed times so they can get the recommended
hours of sleep a night. It is recommended that school age children (6-13 years) get
9 to 11 hours sleep a night.
- Nutrition –
Good nutrition plays an important part in children’s academic performance.
Studies show that children who eat healthy balanced breakfasts and lunches do
better in school. Prepare healthy lunches and meals ahead of time so there is less
time to develop bad eating habits.
- Studying –
It’s never too early to set up a special place at home to do homework. Find a
place in your home where distractions are minimal. Make it clear that good study
habits are top priority in your family and make sure you praise your children on
their study and work efforts.
- Read Together –
Take a pledge to read together with your children every night for 20 minutes.
Your example shows how important reading is and lets you and your child explore
fun adventures together.
- Communication –
Get acquainted with the teachers and make a plan on keeping track of subjects,
homework and extra-curricular activities. Yes, you want them to be more
independent but you should still play an active role of communication during the
As your child goes through school, remember that different concerns and
challenges will probably come up at some point and that’s okay! Qualified tutors
can make a difference in the classroom and can help fill in the gaps that teachers
sometimes can’t cover during their limited school hours. Be confident in knowing
that Dole Academy’s certified teachers are there when your child needs help.