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Don’t Let School Stress Get You Down

Posted on Sep 29, 2017


Here at Monkey Joe’s Winter Park, we want all our little monkeys to be successful. Now that school’s in full swing, let’s talk about how to make this year the best one yet!

Homework is probably one of the biggest school-year battles. Make it easier by setting aside a dedicated space and time for assignments. The homework corner should include supplies and materials, and be free from distractions. When kids first walk in the door, they can take their backpacks to the homework corner before they change, have a snack, etc. That way everything is in the right place when it’s time to start.

When it comes to making friends, help your kids learn to have a good conversation. Remind them to trade information with people, not just talk about themselves or only ask questions. Signing up for a new extracurricular activity is a good way to meet new people with similar interests. Also consider putting together a play date for the whole class at Monkey Joe’s. The fun environment will let kids get to know each other outside the confines of school.

And don’t forget to help kids relieve stress! A trip to Monkey Joe’s is not only fun, it’s also good for their bodies, minds, and emotions. Exercise has even been linked to a decrease in symptoms of anxiety and depression. A Frequent Jumper Card is a great way to save money on regular visits to the Jungle.

Come on down to Monkey Joe’s Winter Park--Together, we can make this year even better than last!