The kids are back at school and although uncertain times still persist, it’s good to have some semblance of a routine in your day to day life, even if it can make the days feel busier. Keeping on top of everyone’s routines, classes and clubs throughout the week can be challenging but there are plenty of handy tools you can use to make life a little easier.
Why not pick some back to school treats for yourself to keep organised, all available with a One4all Gift Card.
Every organised parent’s best friend is a planner. The perfect way to track and keep up to date with the family’s busy lives and schedules is a wall planner like this one from WH Smith. Making it simple to see when and where kids need to be, older children can input their own activities as well so you can feel sure knowing what everyone is up to as you go about your day to day life!
WHSmith Week to View 2020-21 Mid-Year A4 Family Organiser, £5.99 from WH Smith
On the go Diary
As well as a planner for the family, why not treat yourself to a small diary? This one from John Lewis is perfect for fitting into bags so that you can take it on the go and update it with new activities, play dates and appointments, making sure you don’t forget anything important.
Collins Scandi A5 Mid Year Academic Diary 2020-21, £12.75 from John Lewis
Eliminate stress from the morning routine as you try to get your little ones out the front door by prepacking lunchboxes. Making lunch the day before will give you one less thing to worry about in the morning and maybe even afford you an extra few minutes in bed! Picking a lunch box with sections is an easy way to remember what needs to go in whilst stopping lunchtime snacks from going soggy.
Teal All in One Lunch Bag and Box Solution, £9.00 from Argos
Kids may not be learning from home full time anymore, but there will still be plenty of homework to get done! Help little ones continue their love of learning by making the time they spend working at home fun with a colourful study guide. The Collins Easy Learning range is great for getting everyone involved and practicing, as well as settling back into the routine of normal life.
Addition and Subtraction Workbook Ages 5-7: Prepare for School with Easy Home Learning - Collins Easy Learning KS1, £3.99 from Waterstones
Make sure kids are always prepared for PE lessons and active after school clubs. Easily left under desks or in the boot of the car, little one’s active wear always seems to go missing so ensuring it’s all stored safely in one place will save you a job. Set a reminder on your phone for Sunday afternoons to wash and pack Children’s PE kit in a bag, like this adidas one from Schuh, for the coming week and avoid the last-minute dash around.
Adidas black & white gymsack trefoil, £13 from Schuh