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Bouncing Back into the School Routine with Monkey Joe’s!

Posted on Aug 12, 2016

We're ready for back to school at Monkey Joe's!

Summer has come to an end and Charlotte - Mecklenburg County schools are getting ready to head back for a brand new school year. With the start of a new school year comes a lot of anticipation, excitement, nerves and everything inbetween. Whether you have preschoolers or kindergarteners beginning their educational career or have elementary school veterans, we want to share a few of our favorite tips to a smooth transition into the back-to-school routine.

  • Goodbye Sleepyheads! Don’t wait until the night before school begins to have the kids go to bed at an earlier time. During the summer months, many parents choose to have a more lenient sleep schedule, with later curfews and wake ups. If your little ones are not used to waking up at 7am, we can almost guarantee that they will not be happy campers waking up early for the first week of school. Help prepare your kids by implementing their school bedtimes and wake ups about a week before school begins. That way their bodies get adjusted to being awake earlier and you can avoid those grumpy “5 more minutes” pleads.
  • Plan Your Lunch Menus. There is nothing worse than waking up to make lunches in the morning and realizing you are out of bread! Save yourself the headache and plan out your lunch menu the weekend before and double that as a grocery list. To save even more time in the morning, prep lunches the night before.
  • Plan a Class Meetup. Most schools have open house opportunities before the school year begins for parents and students to come meet their teachers, see their classroom and get acquainted with their classmates. Take this opportunity to socialize with the other families and consider planning a play date for the class. Choose a kid-friendly place where everyone can meet and mingle and allow your kids to enjoy playtime with their future classmates.

Monkey Joe’s in Pineville, North Carolina is a fantastic spot to bring new and old friends in for a day of active playtime! Open 7 days a week, rain or shine, our bouncy playground is a safe, clean, indoor facility that kids go bananas for and parents trust! Our venue is spacious, perfect for a classroom get together, and our prices are affordable. Call today and ask about our group rates!