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Potato Flatbread with Chicken Flakes

Since the school year started, I’ve been thinking of ways to be more creative with our breakfast. My goal is to feed my kids a filling meal in the morning so they could be energized in school and be able to participate in activities. My kids usually have bread and pancakes for breakfast. They rarely eat rice in the morning. I started working around the same time that the school year started, so I needed to create breakfast as quickly as I could. Below is a recipe that is filling and easy to prepare and perfect for families who don't eat rice for breakfast. This is also a recipe where you can prepare the chicken filling in advance and store it in the refrigerator and even prepare the flatbread recipe separately on different days. This is perfect for working moms like me. My Potato Flatbread with Chicken Flakes recipe is easy, delicious, and healthy! It’s the perfect grab-and-go breakfast for busy bods.   Potato Flatbread: Ingredients: ·     150 grams U.S. dehydrated po

How to Prepare Kids for Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a massive transition for parents and children alike. While many kids have already experienced the separation involved with preschool, kindergarten is another threshold of change. Below are some tips to help prepare kids for kindergarten, applicable both to public and private schools in Redmond WA

Create Routines


Establishing a routine in the morning and the evening will help prep a child for this new experience. It will be less jarring to wake up early and make time to eat breakfast when the school year rolls around if it has already been established as part of a familiar pattern. Additionally, it can even be helpful to walk to the bottom of the driveway or to a neighborhood bus stop to remove as many new or foreign factors from the equation. Similarly, an evening routine is important to set, especially if summer has meant a later bedtime. 

Know the School


It is great to connect with the school at which the child will be attending kindergarten. Most schools have plentiful resources to learn about the class teacher, special accommodations that might be necessary for students, and all-around expectations for students and parents. Many schools also try do host a shadow day or orientation during which parents and children can visit together prior to the child coming to the classroom on their own. 

Use Stories


There are many wonderful options for books and bedtime stories that feature characters that have a hard time at school but eventually grow accustomed to the process. Talking to a child about this, and understanding how to work through some of the feelings of fear or loneliness, can mitigate the possibility of some of these troubles actually occurring in the classroom. There are also television episodes of family-friendly programs that can tell this story, too. Consider which option might be best for the child and know that kindergarten will be a fantastic and exciting time filled with fun and growth. 

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