There are still six weeks of summer left and yet many parents are in prep mode!
According to a new survey, typically, it takes 29 days from the end of one school year to begin prepping for the next — but 68% of parents are thinking about fall 2021 earlier than they would in a normal year.
For those who took part in the survey, they said that they started planning for the back-to-school season almost three weeks sooner than they would have before the pandemic.
Seven in 10 (71%) parents surveyed have already taken steps to prepare to send their children back to school in the fall. Of those, 82% said this summer feels shorter than ever.
While many are embracing what appears to be a more normal summer, many parents are excited to welcome a more normal school year!
WHAT ITEMS WILL BE INCLUDED ON THE 2021 BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING LIST?
- Hand sanitizer 67%
- Masks 67%
- Disposable gloves 51%
- Anti-bacterial spray 48%
- Reusable water bottle 43%
- Tissues 42%
- Classroom basics 34%