Back to School Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful!

Can it be time for school to start already? It seems like only yesterday we were gearing up for summer break! Here at Fun Spot Skating Center in Belleville, IL, we’re interested in your success as much as ours, and we know how hard it can be to go back to school. Here are some tips to make the back to school transition easier! kids leaving school

  • Make Some Space. Setting aside two very important spaces in your house can really help keep the chaos down. First, make a Backpack Spot near the door. This doesn’t just have to be for backpacks, of course–coats, boots, lunches, and completed homework can also live here. Once kids come in from school, they can drop everything here rather than trailing it through the house. Second, make a Homework Spot for each child, away from distractions. Stock it with supplies, and keep homework and projects here.
  • Blow Off Some Steam. Exercise is good for the body and brain, and it’s a great mood-booster. Reward yourself and your kids for a job well done by coming out to Fun Spot for any of our open skates, or a Skate and Dance party! Getting active and having fun will help ease anxiety and give everyone something to look forward to.
  • Eat Well. Healthy, filling breakfasts and lunches are a must during school. Hungry kids can’t concentrate on schoolwork! Replace sugary snacks with fresh fruits and veggies, and consider swapping out wheat bread in place of white bread to help kids get the nutrition they need.

Back to school time is never easy, but with a little extra effort families can make the transition smoother. Don’t forget to talk about your feelings and spend time together as a family–Fun Spot Skating Center is a great place for that!

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