5 tips for a stress-free back to school

PLAN your success this school year!

Going back to school after the unstructured, sticky days of summer can be a jarring transition! Luckily, we've assembled some of our team's favorite tips for getting into the swing of things and having a stress-free back to school!

1. Include the kids in back-to-school shopping!

While every teacher likely gives you a list of must-haves, allow your kids to show their personality by picking colors and patterns on notebooks, lunch totes & all the NEW, fun & functional back-to-school essentials that they’ll LOVE!

2. Brainstorm fun activities for the bus or car ride to & from school.

If you're gearing up for a long commute, brainstorm fun activities to keep them organized and having fun on the journey!

3. Set up a before-school play date so the kids can make friends before school begins!

If your child is starting a new school or going into a grade where they don't know too many people, reach out and arrange a play date with another student before the school year even begins. This way, they have a friend going into the new year!

4. Start a fun back-to-school tradition.

Give them something fun to look forward to! Whether you wake up early for their favorite breakfast, serve them donuts in bed or simply their favorite cereal, make it something they look forward to!

5. Don't forget the first-day-of-school photo!

It's always so hectic on the first morning, but don't forget to snap a pic! These first days of school are ideal for capturing how much they've grown over the years! To make things easier on you, we've created our very own printable so you can get that great shot with minimal effort!

Remember to relax & enjoy!

We can't wait to see how you're getting ready for the new school year & hear what you think of our NEW 2019-2020 Back to School Collection! Check it out & tell us what you think on social using #ECbacktoschool!