So, the summer holidays have finally come to an end. It’s time to dust off the alarm clock, say hello to old friends and get ready for days full of learning. Getting up early can be challenging enough but being punctual and looking stylish whilst doing it may require a well-planned routine and a few wardrobe essentials before term time starts! We have put together our top tips for providing your child with the best first day back at school from choosing the right hairstyle to reinventing their uniform.
First Day Back at School Outfit
September and the school term are just around the corner. Yay! It is important we are prepared for the kids first day at school, everything should be perfect. Not all children will have a school uniform, so it’s worth thinking about their first-day outfit. You could choose a stylish tulle skirt with a shirt and a knitted jumper. For your little boy try some chinos and a cool relaxed shirt with a jumper. Reduce stress levels and put together a few outfits ahead of the mad rush the school morning brings. Strawberry Children have a wide selection of childrens designer clothes to ensure your little one is looking the part on their first day back! If your child is limited to a uniform, try some creative shoe options. Perhaps you could use different laces to make them feel stylish and treat them to a kids designer bag or satchel to match!
Choosing the Perfect Hairstyle
Now you have the Kids designer clothes you need the hair to match. Every child wants to feel their best on the first day at school. Why not try two space buns? This style is fun and showcases a true fashionista! It’s pretty straight forward to create too. Simply divide the hair in a central part and make two ponytails, then twist each pony to create a bun and secure with some grips! If you want something a little more sophisticated, then try a half bun by separating the top half of your child’s hair and secure with a hair tie. Again, twist into a mini bun and fasten! For the fashionable little guys allow them to wear a little product to hold their bouncy curls or quiff in place!
After School Clubs
Sometimes sitting in a classroom all day can leave your child feeling a bit lethargic. Encourage them to join some after school clubs to keep them moving. Social activities and exercise will not only have a positive effect on them physically but mentally too. If your child doesn’t fancy drama club or mixed martial arts, why not get them to ride their bike to and from school.
The Right Amount of Sleep
It was inevitable that the dreaded school routine would be back. The key is to implement a plan to get your kids out of bed in the morning, dressed, fed and ready for the day ahead! We suggest starting the school routine at least a week before their first day back. This way the alarm clock sound becomes familiar and their bodies can get used to it again. The evening routine is just as important as the more relaxed and well slept your children are the more likely they will get up in the morning and not just roll over!
Bring the Classroom Home
Ahead of the academic term, it is a good idea to clear out the games console and iPads and tidy up their desks ready for homework and bedtime reading. Get creative with some family chalkboards or whiteboards to write down daily tasks and school trips!
Hopefully, these tips help you prepare for the first day back at school! For further inspiration on winter wear please check out our previous post here.