Discover the best tools to provide your child for a successful upcoming school year. From clothing to supplies and healthy, nutrient dense snacks.
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Back to school season is a hectic and emotional time for many parents. Halfway through the summer it seems we have to start preparing our children for the next school year. This year is our first year navigating through elementary school and private school. We handled the school’s supply list like a boss and feel pretty confident that we have what we need for a successful school year. The rest is emotional support for her (and us) as she enters a new school with unfamiliar faces.
After preschool graduation we started talking with our child about kindergarten. Typically what works best for her is opening up communication about the changes that lie ahead. At this point she’s super excited about the new school year which really helps ease my mind.
Preparing Your Child for a Successful School Year
Many schools are incorporating more and more technology into the classrooms. Zenni Optical creates adorable UV+ Blue Blockers that protect your eyes from harmful light. Most likely you’ll have to have a physical before the new school year and that’s also a great time to have your child’s eye exam. Zenni Optical has prescription and non-prescription kids eyewear.
We’ve picked out her new big girl backpack and finished all the clothes/uniform shopping. OshKosh B’gosh is one of our favorite places to shop for the new school year with all their mix and match styles. Isabella loves wearing skirts and her favorite outfit from OshKosh is this floral tiered skirt with a striped top and matching floral heart. If your child requires uniforms, be sure to checkout their polos! Visit Oshkosh.com and save 20% off your purchases of $40 and up. (In-store code: 038222 or online: OKBG3549) Valid through 9/30/18.
Along with style, comes great hair! In my mind, it’s not just about being fashionable, but having well-kept hair allows for a frustration free day. There’s nothing worse than having to constantly push hair out of your face when you’re trying to learn. Snip-Its has some great natural kids hair products that we love. The Morning Miracle Mousse Style Spray is non-aerosol and alcohol-free with kid-friendly ingredients to help tame and protect your child’s hair. It even helps protect against the sun’s damaging rays! The Wacky Wax Medium Hold Pomade is so fun and really works well on my little guy’s hair to hold his faux-hawk and comb-over styles. Visit Snipits.com to learn more about their products.
Every successful year requires new school supplies. Cutting and gluing is a big part of kindergarten life and our favorite little scissors are from Westcott. They hold up really well over time and fit my daughter’s hand well with it’s ergonomic soft grip handle design. We also use the Westcott Titanium Bonded Non-Stick 8 inch straight scissors for everyday home life and in the kitchen. You can find Westcott’s line of scissors on Amazon here.
If there’s one thing my daughter and I have in common it’s our love for office supplies! BLOT school supplies are the best with their variety of pastel gel pens (and minis for the kids), retractable pens and mechanical pencils. Color coordinating daily planners and schedules is so much easier with BLOT’s Ombre Pastel Gel Pens. Mini Highlighters are great to help middle-high schoolers study for important exams.
What is life without snacks?! We have snacks in our emergency car kit, in backpacks, in lunchbags…being prepared is essential for success. Providing high-energy snacks for my kids is most important. Sprout Organic Curlz™ and Crispy Chews are two yummy snacks my kids love that are pre-packaged in single servings – perfect for quick lunchbox and backpack snacks. Sprout Organic Curlz™ are a crunchy plant powered snack made with organic chickpeas and lentils, flavored with white cheddar cheese. Crispy Chews are a yummy version of fruit snacks – made with whole grain rice, REAL fruits and veggies. Sprout recipes are made with only pure ingredients that are USDA certified organic and non-GMO.
Provide your kids with the best tools for a successful school year and watch them learn and grow in extraordinary ways! I can’t wait to see where this year takes my girl!
Best of luck in your upcoming year!