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Next week, my 5 year old will start Kindergarten! Though this is his first year of elementary school, he has some experience already. He was in a full day pre-kindergarten, so he knows the ordeal of waking up early and getting to school on time.
With the summer being a full three months, however, the morning routine we kept while he was in school has definitely disappeared. Sawyer has been allowed to sleep later, we forget some of the usual morning tasks, and we have been less than healthy with breakfast and other things.
For the past couple weeks, I have been making a slow and steady shift back to our normal school day mornings. When in school mode, Sawyer’s mornings look like this:
- Out of bed by 6:40am
- Gets dressed and combs his hair
- Takes his vitamin
- Brushes his teeth
- Puts on his shoes, jacket, and backpack
- Out the door by 7:10am
Last year, Sawyer ate breakfast at school each morning. We may be adding it into the routine this year, however, so that’s something to think about. Below are the ways we are working on getting back to a healthy morning routine in our house.
- Start early. It’s a good idea to start implementing the school morning routine within the last two weeks of summer. This way, it’s not a shock to your kids when they have to be up super early after being allowed to sleep until 8am or later during the summer.
- Make it easy. Most of the morning prep can be done the night before. Lay out your child’s outfit, socks, and shoes for the following day. This prevents morning struggles and arguments on what to wear. Also, with Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies, your child can quickly grab a vitamin as they head out the door.
- Make it fun. You don’t really have time for games in the morning, but there are still ways you can make the routine more enjoyable. Let your child listen to music as they dress and brush their hair and teeth. Challenge them to toss their pajamas into the laundry basket like a basketball. Offer them chewy Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies each morning. Their all-natural flavors taste good!
While buying school supplies and other necessities at Target earlier this summer, I came across Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies in the vitamin aisle. Knowing how well my kids like things that are chewy, I was sure they would be a hit in the house.
Plus, taking a multivitamin each day is something I want them to get into the habit of. Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies contain 12 essential nutrients for age-specific nutritional support, including vitamins A, C, D and E, B vitamins, and minerals like iodine and zinc. That’s a lot of goodness is one small vitamin!
Sawyer has enjoyed taking these vitamins. He remembers to ask for them specifically in the mornings, should James or I forget. At 5, they are easy for him to chew and swallow, and he says that taste yummy.
While shopping, I also picked up Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® with Omega-3 Gummies at Target. The flavors are slightly different, and I like that they help fill any nutrient gaps in my son’s diet and he can get the nutritional support he may be lacking†.
Pick up Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Multivitamin Gummies at Target. You can also connect with Nature Made® and Target on Social Media!
How does your family create healthy habits during the school year?