Gerstad Builders Offers Back to School Tips For Families

July 31, 2011

Back to school tips for McHenry residentsEverywhere you look, you can still see the signs of summer. T-shirts and shorts, flip flops, blooming flowers and sunny skies abound. However, soon shorts will give way to long pants and t-shirts to sweaters. The bloom will leave and a chill will fill the air. And, you know what that means: school will be back in session.

While you’re children start sharpening those pencils, packing their book bags and heading out the doors of their McHenry, Williams Bay, Poplar Grove or Richmond new homes to head for the school bus, you’re worried about keeping them safe this school year. However, it takes more than booster shots and checkups to prepare your children for a healthy year.

Below are some tips to help your children have a fun and safe school year:

  1. Get plenty of sleep. Extended daylight hours and fun outings have kept your children up a little past their bedtimes this summer. But, one of the most important ways to keep your children safe this year is making sure they get plenty of sleep. That means 10 to 11 hours a night for elementary school children.
  2. Eat healthy meals. Breakfast is your child’s most important meal because it sets the tone for the rest of the day. However, you may also find that a new environment, new friends and a shorter lunch period will cause your children to eat less at lunch. Make sure your children have the nutrition they need to do well.
  3. Make time for play. Your children saw no shortage of exercise during the summer, but once they enter school they will be spending most of their time at desks. Recess and P.E. may not give them the physical activity required to keep them healthy and happy. Make sure your children get at least 20 to 30 minutes of regular, nonstop exercise a day.

Are you concerned with giving your children space to sleep, preparing healthy meals and providing a place for afternoon play? Our new McHenry County real estate will do just the trick. We have new homes at Liberty Trails, The Trails of Dawson Creek, The Trails of Pheasant Ridge and Bailey Estates that will accommodate any family’s lifestyle.

For more information about our new homes, visit the Gerstad Builders website.

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Roger Gerstad is the president of Gerstad Builders, a family-owned and operated company committed to construction of homes of the highest quality known to the industry. Roger is a graduate of Bradley University and was educated in the field of construction through the wisdom and leadership of his father. Gerstad has developed the communities of Mill Creek, Waters Edge, Winding Creek, Deerwood, Chesapeake Hills, Abbey Ridge, The Trails of Winding Creek, Pebble Creek, Timber Trails, The Trails of Boone Creek, The Trails of River Oaks, The Towns of Boone Creek, Liberty Trails, and Abbey Ridge Townhomes in McHenry, Illinois as well as Pheasant Ridge in Richmond, Illinois, Bailey Estates in Williams Bay, Wisconsin and Dawson Creek in Poplar Grove, Illinois.

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