Are you ready for back-to-school?

Are you ready for back-to-school?

After a long summer, back-to-school is on the horizon, which means the return of routine and a bit of peace and quiet… However, the last few weeks before the school gates open once again can be just as chaotic. With a little preparation, you can make the transition smooth for your little ones, so they’re ready to adjust to learning in a school environment again. Here are some of our tips for acing back-to-school preparation.


Get the necessities ahead of time

Making sure you’re stocked up on the essentials in good time before schools reopen can save you from the stress of last-minute scrambles at the shop. Make sure you’ve got lunch boxes, uniforms, PE kits, backpacks and stationery at the ready to prevent starting the new school year with outgrown blazers, broken calculators and misplaced sports bags!


Catch some Zzz and establish a good sleeping routine

If your summer holidays have been jampacked with activities and excitement, chances are that it’s meant some later than normal nights! If your child’s sleeping hours are out of whack, it’s important to set them up on a consistent bedtime for the week or two prior to the start of school for those bright n’ early mornings.

Wind down the day by dimming the lights in the house, preparing warm baths, stopping screen time at least an hour before bed and doing a quiet family activity such as reading a book. Studies have shown that getting the right amount of sleep helps regenerate your brain and body, boost immunity, improve learning, attention, behaviour and much more, so it’s one of the most crucial back-to-school preparation to do ahead of the big day!


Start the mornings off right with a healthy breakfast

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, but it can be a stressful one with what seems like a thousand other things to do in the morning! Getting organised with school bags, uniforms and packed lunches the night before certainly helps save time in the morning. However, there’s nothing more frustrating than opening the fridge to bare shelves and near-empty milk bottles. Streamline your mornings with Creamline to ensure you’re fully stocked and ready to go, with doorstep deliveries.


Our healthy breakfasts range is ideal for the busy back-to-school mornings. Choose from a range of yummy Ann Forshaw farmhouse yoghurts, fresh fruit picked from local markets and fibrous rolled oats and granola from Thatchers. Overnight oats are a nutritious and delicious option to help save time in the morning. Remember to add your fresh milk, dairy-free alternative Oato and juices from our Daily Essentials shop!


 Plan your lunch boxes of the week

Keep ahead of the curve by planning lunch boxes before the school week kicks in. BBC Good Food is chock-full of kids’ lunchbox recipes that sneak in fruit and veg with a fun and tasty twist. Adding variety to your child’s diet and changing up their weekly lunch box ensures they’re getting a variety of nutrients from a wide range of food groups. Explore our greengrocer range here for five-a-day made easy!


Create a positive environment at home

Last, but certainly not least, creating a positive environment at home can help put your littles ones into a confident and calm mindset ahead of the school year. Creating a peaceful and clutter-free area to do homework is a great way to encourage afterschool learning.

On the topic of afterschool activities, why not explore some of the clubs your school provides? From sports to crafts, participating in extracurricular activities has many physical and mental benefits for children, not to mention it keeps them entertained and stimulated!

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