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How to Prepare Your Child for School in the Morning
Getting yourself to wake up early can be a daunting task. How much more if you force your little one to do the same thing. Screams, throwing things, kicking, and rolling on the floor are your breakfast servings.
Is there something you can do to help your child get ready for school early in the morning? Step One Academy LLC says there are some ways to go about it.
- Prepare for the necessary things the night before.
Morning is perhaps the busiest time of the entire day. But there is something you can do to make your morning less busy. How? By doing tasks that can be done the night before, such as by preparing their school uniform and making their lunch the night before. This can help you unload some of your morning tasks and focus on other equally important matters.
- Let your child sleep early.
Not getting enough sleep can make your little ones start their morning in a bad mood. So make sure that you get them to bed on time. 7:30 in the morning is the preferred time to be school ready. See to it that they find it more interesting to go to school every day.
- Set several alarm clocks.
Do not settle for just one alarm clock. Buy one for you, one for your spouse, and one for your child. Set all the alarm clocks at the same time. Also, let your little one pick their own alarm clock to give them a sense of control.
- Play some upbeat songs.
If your family is fond of listening to songs in the morning, choose songs that are upbeat. Playing mellow music will just make your youngster feel sleepy and groggy. Or you can also tune in their favorite song.
- Serve a delectable breakfast.
Your child goes without food for eight to twelve hours during their sleep. To get ready for the big day ahead, their body needs to refuel. Serving them a healthy and palpable morning meal helps boost their energy levels.
- Make waking up early a game for your child.
Challenge your little one in a game. The game is simple. If your child is awake and ready for school by 7:30 AM, you will give them a prize. To get their prize, they should complete this task for five straight days (we are referring to school days). Once they are able to do this, they can claim their prize on Friday after school.
- Make time for some cuddles.
No matter how busy the mornings are, make sure to spend some cuddle time with your child. Several studies have found that hugs prompt the body to release feeling-good hormones. Being in a good mood motivates your little one to get ready for school without the need of being told.
Step One Academy LLC is an Early Childhood Education in Plainfield, New Jersey. We offer various programs that are suitable for particular ages. Let us see which program fits your youngster. Contact us at 908-753-8252 or 908-753-8253.