The first day of school feels like it is here faster than usual, and the kids are already feeling that ‘back-to-school’ thrill! With endless possibilities ahead, a new school year can be both exciting and scary, but there are many ways that you can make this transition as smooth as possible for your kids in your new Beechen & Dill Homes home. Take a look at our favorite tips to make the school year in Orland Park and Lemont, Illinois as fun as possible!


Jumpstart the Day


We’re told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we oftentimes skip it or eat on the go. Still, it’s important to know that when kids sit down to eat a nutritious meal in the morning, they function better during the day and generally feel better. Even when days get busy, there are plenty of meals that can be prepared quickly that also taste delicious! From a honey yogurt cereal parfait to a banana and almond butter open-faced sandwich, easy and tasty recipes like these put your kids on the right track.


After School Snacks

Just as important as breakfast, giving your kids a little afternoon snack before they start their homework will keep them energized after their long day of learning to continue doing some school work. An afternoon snack also gives them a quick break from the textbooks!


Homework Space

In your Beechen and Dill Homes home, whether it’s in their bedroom or a space on the kitchen island, there are plenty of areas where you can designate a homework spot for your kids. Assigning a space where they can keep all of their homework materials, tests to be signed, and textbooks will keep everything organized for both you and them! They will also recognize that when they are in this space, it is really time to settle down and work towards that A+!



Talk it Through

If your child still has new school or new year jitters, make sure to sit them down and have a talk about the year ahead. Taking your child to their school to see their classroom and meet their new teacher after school one day is a great way to calm nerves. When you go back-to-school shopping, talk your child through the different ways that they’ll have a blast using each item, from highlighters and markers to binders and folders. Entering a new grade is an exciting time, and your child can be just as excited as you once were.


With a couple of weeks still technically left of summer, be sure to also take the kids out to enjoy the rays on the weekends when they are not in school! Ensure that your kids have their best year yet with a few tips and tricks that keep them comfortable and happy. We can’t wait to hear about the incredible things they accomplish!