Whether your little ones will be returning to school in person, online, or homeschooled, it is that time of year to have all of your back to school essentials and routine in order. I know we’ve been hearing this over and over, but this year really is going to look different.
Here are a handful of things to have on deck for back to school and some tips to getting back into the school routine.
Wash Hands – Wash. Wash. Wash. Encourage your little ones to wash their hands every time they have the opportunity, especially the kids that are back to school! Also, continue reminding them how important it is to not touch their face.
Make sure to stock up on soap to have in the home to be used throughout the day. Our favorite: Jordan Essentials Foaming Hand Soap. If you already have our Foaming Hand Soap, you can buy a 32 oz refill jug so you don’t have to replace your sink-side bottle.
Stay Moisturized – Extra hand washing does run the risk of drying out skin, but never fear, Jordan Essentials Foaming Hand Soap moisturizes while it cleanses! For an extra boost of moisture, keep some Shea Body Butter, Hand and Body Lotion or a Lotion Bar by the sink.
Keep your children in school protected and moisturized by sending them with a lotion bar in their backpacks! It won’t spill or leak, and it is more moisturizing than regular water based lotions! Also, it will easily last until winter break, so it sounds like a winner to us.
Take Extra Precautions – You can never be too careful when it comes to safeguarding the health of our little ones, and that is why you will want to have our Resistance products on hand for back to school. These products are a combination of five powerful essential oils: Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Rosemary, and Eucalyptus. These oils are antibacterial, anti fungal, and antiviral making them a powerful combination to keep your family healthy.
*Jordan Essentials does not claim to prevent or cure any disease. Beneficial oils are part of a healthy lifestyle*
Ways to use your Resistance Spray
Spray clothing and backpacks to help protect from germs and unpleasant odors
Spray soles of feet to protect from germs
Spritz cotton ball and place inside shoes to remove odor
Ways to use your Resistance Dropper
Diffuse to cleanse the air
Add a few drops to empty dishwasher for an extra cleansing boost
Add to laundry cycle for cleaner clothes (throw your masks in this load too!)
Add to carpet steamer to remove odors and protect from germs in carpet
Have children moving off to college? The Resistance Spray and Resistance Roller are the perfect products to send with them to use throughout their dorm and while on campus.
Wear Your Mask – If your little ones are comfortable with wearing a mask, make sure they have it on when out in public and at school. To help keep your masks clean, wash them frequently and spritz them with Green & Clean (allow them to fully dry before wearing again).
We understand that wearing a mask can be uncomfortable at points, and one of our very own Jordies shared an awesome tip to help ease that discomfort.
“Wearing a mask was causing me to get super congested and then I’d end up with a sore throat, which would cause me more anxiety.
I rubbed the Magnesium Plus Peace Blend stick right where my nose is and Bam, Anxiety gone! My airway stayed open and I didn’t have a sore throat after either! Too good not to share! I hope this tip helps someone else too!”
Create Routine – Routine makes the world go round. After a few months of not much to do, you little ones are more than likely not used to routine. Start off back to school time by setting a standard wakeup and bedtime. Every morning stick to the same order of events – Make beds, get dressed, eat breakfast, brush teeth and then pack up school things. Same thing applies to bedtime.
Creating routine is important for all kids whether they are going to school or learning virtually at home. For those at home, create a routine for the whole day. Set a designated time for certain subjects as well as lunch time, play time, snack time, and any other activities throughout the day.
Designated Work Space – If your kids will be learning at home, make sure to establish a designated work area. This will help young kids differentiate between work time and play time. With this, ensure there are no distractions in their work space. This includes iPads not used for educational purposes, toys, and other distracting screens.
We hope these tips help ease any concerns or hesitations as we all transition back into school. Remember that whatever decision you make for you and your children for back to school is the right decision because you know your family and their needs best.