Be involved with education

Being involved in your child’s education is extremely important for all kids, and especially for kids with speech, language or learning difficulties.
From: HelpforKidspeech.org

Keep back to school papers in order

Get Papers in order for back to school. While you’re calling the school, ask what paperwork your child will need to start. Take care of any missing vaccinations or forms ASAP, then gather all the papers in a large, clearly marked envelope or file and photocopy everything.
From: Scholastic Parents

First week of school tip

Keep your evenings as free as possible during the first week of school for all those unpredictable errands that have to be run that first week.
From: Squidoo.com

starting in a new school

If you have moved or your child is moving up to a new school, call and find out when you can come in and tour the school. Everyone will breathe easier if they know where they are going the first day.
From: FlyLady.net.

Put claim to your toddler stuff

Prepare for back to school by marking all their stuff! Put your child’s name on the back of everything including backpack, books, jackets, and even shoes.
From: Christian-parent.com

Remembering aid for kids

Attachable reminders are fabulous for little kids who forget everything in sight, and older kids can attach them to their backpacks as self-reminders.
From: MomCentral.com

Getting schedules back in order

As summer ends so does your child’s freedom to sleep in and eat erratically. Ease him back into a school schedule by shifting his bedtime back to a school-day bedtime and waking him closer to the hour he’ll need to rise. Also start serving breakfast, lunch, and snacks a few weeks before classes begin on a school schedule to help his appetite adjust.
From: Scholastic Parents

Learning about clothing

Shopping for new school clothes is a great opportunity to review clothing items with preschool age children. Talk about all of the clothing items (“This is a sweater, a jacket, a scarf, etc.”).
From: HelpforKidspeech.org

Shop back to school early

Shop for your back to school items early. Don’t be left to frantically sift through the picked-over rubble in the school supplies section of your local department store to find a pencil case of a particular style and color.
From: Squidoo.com