It’s that time of year. While you are probably busy spending your weekends soaking up the sun and spending quality time with loved ones, there’s one thing that you should be thinking about: school is almost starting again. Before you get caught in the back to school rush, here are a few things you can get a head start on.
Ensure Your Child is Up to Date on Vaccines
Now is a good time for your child to get his or her yearly physical. Most schools will usually send out a list of vaccinations needed before the start of each school year. Your child’s doctor will also inform you and your child should he or she be due for one. While the last thing your child wants to get is a booster shot, it’s better in the long run for his or her health.
Think of Your Child’s Wardrobe
Ensure that your child has enough clothes in their wardrobe for those chilly fall mornings. Start shopping for clothes now to get the best deals. Go through his or her closet and organize clothing to ensure that your child has enough.
Buy Multiple Pairs of Shoes if You have Younger Children
This might sound crazy, but your child’s feet can grow an impressive amount in one year. Even if that doesn’t happen, there’s a chance that they could spill paint on his or her shoes. Buying multiple pairs of shoes will help you avoid scrambling if an incident like this happens.
Keep on Reading
Just because school is not in session does not mean your child should stop learning. Have your child pick out a few books that he or she would be interested in reading. Then, have him or her create a summary of what they learned. For children in high school, sit down with them and ensure that they are taking care of any summer assignments.
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