August 15, 2002
Stay Ahead of the Class with
- Whether buying new school supplies, meeting new teachers or selecting the
perfect first-day-at-school outfit, students and parents experience both
excitement and stress during the back-to-school rush.
Learn tips for properly selecting and wearing a backpack, including:
* Picking one that is appropriately sized for the student's body,
* Loading the heaviest items first,
* Limiting the maximum weight of a loaded backpack to no more than 15
percent of the student's weight, and
* Keeping the backpack free of key chains or other dangling cords that could
become tangled and result in injury.
Parenting: Reducing Back-to-School Stress
* Parents can read up on ideas for reducing back-to-school stress, such
* Addressing your children's concerns and starting a routine before school
* Giving your younger children two weeks before the first day of school to
readjust to their new bedtime,
* Reviewing the car pool/bus schedule, and
* Asking your children to pack their backpacks and lay out their clothes the
night before the big day.
Enlighten Me: Read. Learn. Explore.
You can help children prepare their minds for school by clicking on the link
to Enlighten Me: Read, Learn, and Explore, SuperPages.com's literacy and
education site. Enlighten Me stimulates intellectual exploration with
challenging online activities that make learning fun. The site also provides
parents, caregivers and teachers a robust educational resource that promotes
the value of reading and creative learning. Children can play the original
and interactive Peeknik Mysteries, a fun game that encourages SuperThinking
skills such as logic, problem solving and imagination.
Tips for Teens
Teenagers will find valuable back-to-school suggestions, such as wearing
their favorite clothes from last spring -- instead of the new ones -- on the
first day of school because they will be less nervous if they're wearing
clothes that look good and feel comfortable.
In addition to back-to-school tips, SuperPages.com allows visitors to search
for local stores that sell school supplies and provides links to Web sites
that help students with homework. For more back-to-school ideas, visit
http://www.superpages.com/ and click on the "Back-to-School" link, found
under "What's New."