My oldest is starting Kindergarten next week! I’m thrilled that she is going back to school but I have to admit, this time of year is bittersweet. I’m going to miss our fun summer adventures but, I’ll be able to get more things done while she’s at school. With back to school comes a new routine and we’re practicing getting into new habits. Here’s how we get into healthy habits and our morning routine for school!
Getting into a Morning Routine for School!
Prepare the night before school
We’ve been getting into the habit of choosing clothing for the next day and setting it out. E also makes sure that her homework is in her folder and away in her backpack. We place her backpack by our front door so that she can easily grab it and go. Another thing we do is prepare lunch the night before. E eats school lunch for the most part but there are times where there is something on the menu that she doesn’t like. When that happens, I make sure to prepare a lunch the night before so that we’re not scrambling in the morning.
Get a good night’s rest!
Sleep is so important! Once E is washed up and has her teeth brushed, she gets ready for bed. I’ve been told that five year olds typically need between 10-12 hours of sleep. Based on the time that E needs to get up, We have her going to sleep around 8:30pm.
Follow a morning schedule.
A morning schedule will keep your kiddo on track for the day ahead. It also helps children get into the habit of having a morning routine for school. We limit ourselves to a certain amount of time for each activity. This helps ensure that E will get to school on time. My biggest tip would be to make a list of what needs to be done in the morning. Set time limits to help get your kids in the routine of things.
Eat a complete breakfast.
As soon as E has brushed her teeth and is all dressed, she eats breakfast. Breakfast is a very important and fuels her for her day ahead. Typically she’ll have a fruit, bread, and protein. It really depends on the day but the key is being a complete breakfast, not something she’s going to much on and run.
Get into healthy habits!
Like I mentioned above, E makes sure to brush her teeth and washes her hands and face before heading to school. We always make sure to stress the importance of good hygiene. I also emphasise the importance of eating right. As a parent, I want her to get the nutrients she needs. With that being said, She also takes a Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin once a day. We’re starting a lifetime of healthy habits and have chosen high-quality vitamins and supplements from Nature Made® to start the school year on track.
Nature Made® at Target!
I recently picked up some Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies during a recent shopping trip at Target. Nature Made® products are in the health section (near the pharmacy) and there is quite a selection to choose from for my whole family!
E has been using Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies for some time now. It’s my prefered Multivitamin and something I know she actually enjoys taking. This was part of our routine last school year and over the summer. I’m making sure that E is continuing the habit of taking one a day this school year too!
Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies come in all- natural fruit flavors like Orange, Cherry & Mixed Berry. Not only do they taste great, they help fill many of the key nutrient gaps from your kids’ diet and support overall health. †
- Contains 12 essential nutrients for age-specific nutritional support, including vitamins A, C, D and E, B vitamins, and minerals like iodine and zinc
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- Colors derived from natural sources – No synthetic dyes
- No preservatives or yeast
- Gluten free
You can find Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies at Target!
What is your morning routine for school like? Does your child take a multivitamin?
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