Worried about getting your kids ready for school in the fall? Summer may have only just started in some parts of the United States but in other parts, it is quickly coming to an end. Whether your kids are heading into preschool or middle school, you can send them back to school academically prepared and wearing the latest gear.
Back to School Guide
From school supplies to fun shoes, we’ve got you covered!
New shoes are a must have for the new school year. Start the year off right with a nice pair of tennis shoes. Staying active will keep your kid healthy and focused. If you like shopping online to save time, ShoeBuy.com is a helpful resource. You can find a large variety of shoes, and you can easily narrow down the type of shoe by selecting the activity.
I found some of my favorite brands, like these Stride Rite Made 2 Play Myra Sneakers. Going into first grade means that you’ve got to be ready to run and play in recess and PE! Samantha is all set for any athletic endeavor, and for having fun! The shoes fit well and have a vibrant color.
Another favorite pick at ShoeBuy.com were the purple Keen Chandler CNX shoes. If your kids hike and go on long walks, these are the perfect shoes. While the shoes are ideal for athletic endeavors, they also look attractive and fit comfortably so you can use them for any occasion.
In addition to hiking and running shoes, you should buy a pair for nice occasions. Pediped has an excellent selection of shoes for the fall, with new styles debuting soon for back to school. With Pediped shoes, you get high quality, comfortable shoes that help feet develop naturally.
One style that looks great with any outfit are the Flex Bree Pink Floral mary janes with velcro closure. These shoes comes in such a beautiful style and would look nice year round. Cute pink roses add a feminine touch. Since the colors are light, the shoes go well with many different outfits.
With a rubber sole, the shoes offer excellent support and are comfortable for walking a long distance. A light fabric lining makes the shoes feel nice in even the warmest weather. Whether you’re dressing your kids for church or picture day, they’ll look stylish and pretty in such a nice style.
Since many kids use summer as a time to relax and pursue hobbies, academics can fall to the wayside. Keeping up the skills and strategies kids learn during the school year can be hard without some at home practice. Luckily, you don’t have to surf Pinterest all day to come up with learning activities that will get your kids ready for the school year.
Several publishers make workbooks to help kids make academic progress at home. The Spectrum series covers math, language arts, vocabulary, science and social studies. Encourage your kids to focus by offering a small incentive for each page they finish.
For early elementary learners, Playroom Prep is a great choice. You get a reusable workbook that comes with a crayon – instead of a messy marker – and a cloth to wipe the surface. Kids love being in charge of how they learn. With this workbook, your kids can choose the page to work on, go out of order, or follow a suggested calendar that comes with the book. Kids love wiping the crayon off and redoing the activities as they focus on letter recognition and handwriting
With a strong at home curriculum, you can get your kids ready for the next grade level. You can enter the code THERESA20 for 20% off a workbook at Playroom Prep.
Even the strongest student can fall behind without the right school supplies. Buy plenty of school supplies at the beginning of the year, and restock as the year goes on so your kids can get their work done. Using the right school supplies can make a big difference in the quality of a kid’s school work.
This year, BIC offers some unique school supply selections that kids will love. From translucent mechanical pencils to a 4-color stylus pen, some of the traditional must have school supplies have gotten an upgrade. Since Velocity® Side Clic Mechanical Pencils are clear, you can instantly recognize if you’re low on lead. With the 4-Color™ Stylus and Pen, you can keep color coordinated notes, while also accessing your tablet or cell phone.
Choose pre-sharpened pencils that work well from day one. The XTRA-Fun #2 Pencils with Stripes are standard pre-sharpened pencils that come in bright, attractive colors. High quality pens will help make note taking simple. You can get excellent ink quality with the original Gel-ocity pens, which write smoothly.
Before the first day of school, you should check that you clearly labeled all the school supplies. With a 12-ct package of permanent markers, your kids can help you choose what color to label each item.
As kids head back to school, this is a perfect time to double check their hygiene and grooming routines. Updating toothbrushes regularly can help prevent germs and sicknesses. With fun, light up Firefly toothbrushes, you can make toothbrushing one of the best parts of the morning and the night. Kids will adore the light up Star Wars Toothbrushes, which are miniature light sabers.
Firefly has a large selection of character toothbrushes that are exciting to kids, whether they enjoy brushing their teeth or not. The Angry Bird and Hello Kitty toothbrushes have lights that go from green to yellow to red to communicate whether you’re done brushing your teeth. You can also get toothbrushes that have characters but no lights for a more traditional choice.
Start the new school year off with healthy choices. Tasty, nutritious snacks from EnviroKidz and Nature’s Path provide the energy your kids need to power through long days at school. Loaded with nutritious and sweet tasting ingredients, the rice and granola bars are an easy snack to take on the go. You can top the cereal and granola with some fresh blueberries for a nutritious breakfast.
Even if your kids don’t have allergies, many schools and after-school programs require nut free meals to keep allergens far from kids who would be affected. Ideal for kids with allergies, Cybele’s Free-to-Eat cookies are free from dairy, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. With a delicious cinnamon flavor, the snickerdoodle cookies are a delicious treat to pack in your kid’s lunch. These cookies also come in chocolate chip, chocolate chunk cookie and oatmeal raisin, and they taste amazing!
Most of all, send you kids off to school on their first day with the clothes, school supplies, and snacks that they need! What’s the one thing your kids couldn’t do without as they head back to school? Share in the comments!
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