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#ThrowbackKiddie Back-to-School contest!

August 3, 2015

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Kiddie Academy is having a contest and we want to hear from you! We’re throwing it back, way back, to see who has the best “throwback” photo from their back-to-school days. You may not be a student anymore, but you were at some point! Share your “throwback” first day of school pictures with us for a chance to win $5,000 tuition credit at the academy nearest you!

HOW TO ENTER:

Just use the hashtag #ThrowbackKiddie and share a picture from your favorite back-to-school memory on the social media platform of your choice. Don’t forget, you must use the hashtag #ThrowbackKiddie to qualify. (Please make sure your post is PUBLIC!)

Back-to-school jitters is a real thing, and we’re not just talking about that perm you rocked in the 80’s! As parents, you can help soothe the transition for your little ones with the following tips:

  • Make a plan. A few weeks before school begins, set �” and stick to �” a realistic bedtime to allow children to get the recommended ten to 12 hours of sleep each night.
  • Practice a routine. Before the first day of school, figure out how long it will take for everyone to get out of the house on time. If your children will be walking to school, practice the route showing them where to stop and if necessary, how to cross the street. If your children are bus riders, show them where to catch the bus and review the bus rules.
  • Invest in something special. Get your children ready for school by making back-to-school shopping a family affair. During a shopping trip for new school supplies, let children cross off items from their lists as they fill the cart. This will keep them involved and excited during the process.

Do you have a child entering daycare preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten this year? What are you excited about?