We love September and the excitement of that ‘back to school’ feeling. Summer is fantastic, but as the holidays reach an end we love looking forward to the new term and Autumn.
But with the new school year comes the need to sort our uniforms, pencil cases, sports kit and a million other things. So here’s our Back To School Guide with a few great stores and websites to help you get your little ones ready for the first day of term. Let’s make the transition back to routine all a bit easier.
Get their name on it
There is something nice about getting all the shiny new uniform ready for the new school year. What is less enjoyable is making sure everything from blazers to socks is labelled with your little one’s name.
Take the hassle out of the process with Wonder Label. They make personalised stick-on name labels designed to be extra resistant. Their labels are washable and heat resistant making them suitable for washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, microwaves. Thiss makes them perfect for everything from sports kit and shoes to water bottles and lunch boxed.
Sticking with the labelling theme, check out gettingpersonal.co.uk for a great range of back to school kit you can personalise.
From schoolbags and pencil cases to notebooks, pens and lunch boxes, you’ll find everything kiddos need for their school day and you can have their name printed on all of it. Making it much less likely to vanish in lost property.
The site has tons of great designs that are perfect for boys and girls of all ages.
Packed lunches can be tricky. Trying to find tasty healthy snacks isn’t easy. So, we love the delicious, but also healthy snack, from Muchachos.
Their nutritionists have created a selection of yummy treats, each one inspired by flavours from around the world and all are made with natural flavours, no added sugar or salt.
Each box has a combination of 5 snacks that are ideal for lunchboxes or after-school hunger pangs including crispy pitta bread dipped in creamy tzatziki and paella inspired rice cakes. Simply order as many boxes as you think your hungry little people will need. And maybe have a nibble yourself – they are seriously tasty.
During the first week of term, you will get precisely 387 letters home from school all containing ‘vitally important’ information about games kit/clubs/homework. Some will find their way to the ‘pile of doom’ in the corner of the kitchen (we all have that every growing stack of post don’t we?!). Others (usually the genuinely necessary ones) will somehow end up in the recycling.
Well not any more we say. It’s time for a bit of new term organisation. Be it a box file, a plastic folder or a storage tray, we all need a designated place to keep the school correspondence – add certificates and party invitations to the letters over the course of the year too. So, when it comes to that form you need to fill in for the school trip, you’ll know exactly where to find it.