Preparedness plan
Talk with your child about why it is important to be prepared each day. Let her decide what she needs in order to be ready for school each morning. Help her make a plan or checklist she can follow to accomplish that goal. Make it a routine for her to pack her backpack before bedtime so that in the morning she is ready to go. Model preparedness for her by demonstrating your routine. Allow her to watch you choose your clothes for the next day, pack your briefcase or bag, and collect your small items like mobile phone, keys and sunglasses. Why not switch roles and let her collect your things while you collect hers?