Now that we are well and truly back into the swing of things with school runs and drop offs, I thought I would share a few things that I have been loving recently. I kind of missed the ‘getting ready for school’ posts, so here it is, just a little late.
Kids lose a lot of progress after working hard all year, and it’s worthwhile to find a way to strike a balance between all leisure all day and working hard. Finding ways to be successful in school is key for the development of your child or teen, and sometimes, sticking to systems or schedules outside of school time can really give them that extra push. Is there anything that you’ve been enjoying lately or finding helps you now that school is back?
ChewyMoon Healthy Snacks
For lunch boxes or when the hangry after school child strikes, I need some snacks quickly that we can grab for the school bag or on the way to tennis or back from swimming. ChewyMoon snack boxes are something I have come across recently, and they work as a subscription delivery box, where you can choose what goes in them, so works if you have children with any allergies or intolerances.
The choices of packs within the box are anything from dried fruit, to puffed cheese and freeze dried smoothie bites. My children devoured the packs they were given. They are the perfect thing for snacks, all without any guilt! I like that they are all portion controlled and just enough for a snack or for my children to share. I also liked how the boxes are decorated and have different little characters. Really bright and appealing for little ones.
You can just try the box as a one off, or sign up to a subscription. You can get your first box for free, though. All you need to pay is 99p for postage. Have you ever heard of ChewyMoon before?
Oh my goodness, this time last year, I thought it was all about the labels. Sewing or ironing on labels took quite a while, especially as Max was starting school for the first time. I randomly picked up some Sharpies the other week when I was in Asda the other week and tried those instead. I will never sew on labels ever again!! From writing on clothes labels to even writing on water bottles and plastic snack tubs, it works, stays on, and doesn’t run. If you’ve just wasted hours sewing on clothes labels for the start of school, grab a Sharpie instead!
Maxi Micro Classic Scooter
If you have a primary school child, then you’ll know the importance of a scooter to get them to school. Max had an old scooter last year, but it was getting way to small for him. It was only really for up to four years of age. Chloe is now getting to grips with that one instead. So it was time to get Max a new scooter that will last for longer and have an adjustable handlebar. The Maxi Micro Scooter has been brilliant. Max chose it in black and it definitely helps to get him motivated for the school run. Throw in something competitive and he will zoom on down to school!
Clarks Shoe Fitting
I don’t know who or what decided that we all have to have our feet measured at Clarks before going to school, but even when I was younger, it is just what you do. This year was no different. However, this time around, things went so much better. I don’t know if it was because Max is older, but he was given an iPad kind of tablet to keep him distracted, and he could choose his favourite colour and write in how old he was. The whole process was improved massively with just a little thing like this and the staff that were there helping. So although it seems a little funny to always head to Clarks, I was really impressed with the experience we had.
Have you been using any of the above, or found other things that have helped you since the children have been back to school?*PR samples included. All opinions are my own.