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Back To School Shopping For Your Kids

Do you have kids that are eager beavers to go back to school?  Buying them school supplies can be daunting if you don’t know where to begin. Here are some tips for back to school shopping for kids while making sure that you stay within your budget.

Conversation starters

One thing a lot of parents worry about is the branding on clothing. at first I was against these, but after I bought a couple, I saw how much fun they had. They actually become the characters on these shirts. For back to school, they’re amazing, especially when kids are in a new school or new classes with new classmates. These will become a talking point. If they’re wearing one of these shirts, maybe another child will come up to them and say, “Hi, I play with those toys. My name is James.” and then they’ll connect with each other.

Find outfits that are going to work for them at school and play, indoor and outdoor and outfits that can stand the wear and tear of child’s play!

 


Ninja – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Boys T Shirt

Ninja - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Boys T Shirt


Involve your kids

Some kids would wear a Spiderman outfit every day if you let them.  Kids need to be involved because you actually need them to wear the clothes.

Give them some limited choices. For example, pick three shirt and ask which one they  would like the most, or their what are their favorite colors. Doing this will help make the morning go smooth.

If you have little girls who prefer to wear dresses, allow them to wear pretty dresses and some long socks or leggings too so they won’t get cold.


Youngland – Girl’s Ruffled Tiered Sundress – Floral & Striped Purple 4;5;6

Youngland - Girl's Ruffled Tiered Sundress - Floral & Striped Purple 4;5;6


Lacoste – Kids Short Sleeve Classic Pique Polo

Lacoste - Kids Short Sleeve Classic Pique Polo


Ralph Lauren – Girls 2-6x Big Pony Polo Shirt Druid Navy

Ralph Lauren - Girls 2-6x Big Pony Polo Shirt Druid Navy


Little Label – Lass Girls 2-6X 2 Piece Cheetah Print Legging Set, Pink, 4T

Little Label - Lass Girls 2-6X 2 Piece Cheetah Print Legging Set, Pink, 4T


Nicky’s Gift – Lady Girl Cute Over Knee Winter Socks Thigh High Warm Cotton Long Stockings White

Nicky's Gift - Lady Girl Cute Over Knee Winter Socks Thigh High Warm Cotton Long Stockings White


Invest in footwear

Footwear is a really good investment for your kids. You want to look for shoes that are offering really good support. If they’re indoor shoes, make sure that they’re not going to scuff the surface. Most parents are buying at least two pairs of shoes for their kids –  indoor shoes, outdoor shoes.


Nike – Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier VII

Nike - Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier VII


Nike – Kids Kd 6 Sneaker

Nike - Kids Kd 6 Sneaker


Nike – Kids Kd Vi Sneaker

Nike - Kids Kd Vi Sneaker


Buy wholesale notebooks, pens and pencils if you have more than one kid

If you have more than 1 kid going to school then it will be advisable to buy by the bulk as you get to save more and the kids can split the supplies. Look for coupon deals of offers at department stores or your wholesale retailer to save.


Paper Mate Sharpwriter Mechanical Pencil, 0.7mm, Yellow, Dozen

Paper Mate Sharpwriter Mechanical Pencil, 0.7mm, Yellow, Dozen


Dixon Ticonderoga – Beginners Primary Size 2 Pencils With Erasers, Box Of 12, Yellow (13308)

Dixon Ticonderoga - Beginners Primary Size 2 Pencils With Erasers, Box Of 12, Yellow (13308)


Roaring Spring – Paper Ruled and Subject Notebooks Marble Cover Composition Book, Wide Rule, 9-3/4 x 7-1/2, 50 Pages

Roaring Spring - Paper Ruled and Subject Notebooks Marble Cover Composition Book, Wide Rule, 9-3/4 x 7-1/2, 50 Pages


Mead – Acco Ruled and Subject Notebooks Mead Compostion Book with White Paper and Black Cover, Special Ruled, 9 3/4″ x 7 1/2

Mead - Acco Ruled and Subject Notebooks Mead Compostion Book with White Paper and Black Cover, Special Ruled, 9 3/4


Buy bags that are sturdy and easy to carry

Trolley bags are great for smaller kids while back packs are big hits for older kids. Whatever you buy for them, ensure that they are sturdy and the stitchings are well stitched and not fraying.


IRISMARU – Children Peppa Pig Backpacks Kids Cartoon School Bag Bookbag

IRISMARU - Children Peppa Pig Backpacks Kids Cartoon School Bag Bookbag


RUZ – Backpack – Despicable Me 2 – All Hands on Deck New School Bag 090542

RUZ - Backpack - Despicable Me 2 - All Hands on Deck New School Bag 090542


Generic – Durable Rolling Wheel School Backpack Hiking Bag Wheeled – 9 Colors Available (Black/Pink -1318)

Generic - Durable Rolling Wheel School Backpack Hiking Bag Wheeled - 9 Colors Available (Black/Pink -1318)


Sanrio – Girl s Backpack Pink Polka Dots School Rolling Pilot Bag

Sanrio - Girl s Backpack Pink Polka Dots School Rolling Pilot Bag


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How Your Child Can Get The Most out of Day Care Nursery

A few simple day care nursery tips

Going to a day care nursery can be scary, especially for a sub-5 year old. It’s great they’re going, but are they getting the most out of the experience?

There’s no doubt they’ll grow and develop, but there are some things you can do to help that process, and even experience some wonderful things yourself.

If you’re looking for some ideas to help your child get the most out of nursery, you’re in the right place. Let Sandhills Day Nursery Birmingham show you how:

Photo not mine

Photo not mine

Review What They’ve Learned

When they’re at home, go over the things they learned that day (and previous days as well).

Draw, play, and create with them. Reinforce the ideas, knowledge and concepts they’ve grasped.

Sing the ABC song; give them math’s problems; help them arrange fridge magnets.

Let them teach you what they’ve learned; get messy with finger paint; play with blocks and brio, etc.

At home, going over the things they’re currently learning —whether that’s the alphabet, countries of the world or simple math’s—is extremely helpful to improve their preschool nursery experience.

Learn More

Although going over what they’ve learned is great, learning new things with them is even better. They can then go back to day care nursery and maybe teach others their newfound knowledge.

Try reading and writing with them, or simply find answers to the never-ending stream of ‘Why’s’!

Stay in The Loop

What are they doing in preschool nursery? What are they learning? What new friends do they have?

Becoming a part of not only your child’s time at nursery, but the community’s as well is a great way to improve the experience for everyone.

And instead of only dropping your child off and picking him/her up later, stick around for a while to see how they’re getting on; talk with some of the parents about their time; ask the staff how he or she is progressing.

At Sandhills day nursery Birmingham, we regularly discuss with parents their child’s progress and how their child is settling in, as well as their education. Childcare is important to us, and we base these discussions on their relationships with the staff and other children, their participation in activities, familiarity with routines and the whereabouts of resources.

Arrange Playdates (with Children From the Nursery)

Playdates are a brilliant way to help your child get the most out of day care nursery; they help strengthen the relationships they build with other children —crucial to their progress.

And instead of being the paint-partner or toy-teammate, you can watch him or her interact with another child and see how they’re getting on; how they play, talk, share, etc.

Day care nursery in and of itself is a great experience, and a critical learning curve. The amount of learning and growing they do in these years is astronomical, so making it the best possible experience is key.

Hopefully these 4 ideas can help you to help your child not only do well in nursery, but excel!

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Summer Fun Activities For The Kids

It is already summer in this part of the world. The days are longer and the nights are shorter so this will give us more reason to engage the young ones in healthy, safe and fun activities this summer.

As parents, our primary concern is the safety and at the same time, enjoyment of our litte ones so we try to make the most of what we can afford in summer camp to ensure our kids are getting enough fun and play time with the program they have been enrolled in. While enrolling them in summer camp ensures the endless fun activities the kids will be engaged in, there are also other affordable ways to let our kids have fun without breaking the budget.

Here are super fun things to do at home, at the nearby park or beach resort or community for your kids. Of course, adult supervision will still be required to ensure their safety.

Take them to the public or community library and introduce them to the old fashioned way of reading books. Let’s tap those budding bookworms to embrace continuous learning and feeding their young minds with good ideas from great books like Dr. Seuss’ collection or The Berenstain Bears which has stories with good moral and promoted respect and love for family.

Enroll them to an arts, dance, music or even acting class in the nearby community college. You will be surprised to find out what your little one can actually do in front of a camera, a musical instrument or even on a stage.

Let them run around the park with friends and enjoy their youth.

If they are old enough to care for another creature, take them to a pet store and allow them to pet some animals. You can also visit your nearby petting zoo, if you have one that can let your kid hold or pet small and cuddle animals. This will help your kid develop a sense of compassion to other life forms aside from him/herself and to be responsible in taking care of another creature.

Teach them how to ride a bike, skates or roller blades.

Give them simple tasks to do at home like watering the plants, cleaning the pets’ food and water bowls, sweeping the floor, cleaning their room and keeping their bed.

Take them to the nearby beach area and let them build sand castles and even learn to fly a kite there.

Take them to the museum, art gallery or exhibits to introduce them to History, Arts and Culture.

Ask them to help out in the kitchen when cooking or baking. That will teach them how to be good cooks and bakers and even promote the sense of being responsible.

Let them bird-watch and write down notes about the birds they have seen.

Allow them to take pictures of nature, friends, skyline, and pets. This may tap their inner eye for beauty.

Teach them gardening, stitching, handicrafts and more.

Teach them a new language.

Let them watch their favorite movies and cartoons over and over. That is so much fun!

 

There are so much more to do and I am sure, the kids will never run out of ideas when it comes to having fun and making the most of the long summer months. Enjoy the time with you will spend with them because it is precious. Have fun!

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