August 2, 2016

Preparation for Back to School during the Summer Holidays

dk back to school books
During the summer it is always better to keep our selves actively engaged not only in outdoor play, but also reading and revising concepts to avoid the summer slide. The books at DK's Back to School Boutique is helping us.
dk back to school books
Books such as Spell Check, Coding games in scratch, Turn to learn Multiplication, and Incredible math games book helps develop and practice a variety of skills that will be useful for school. The Incredible Math Games Book is wonderful for children six years and up. It has seven games that come in a book format, and encourages practicing math concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, and more. 
dk back to school books
Turn to learn Multiplication has a fun wheel that children will enjoy turning and practicing their multiplication table, which is quite important to know for a variety of math as they get older. The book also has tips and other fun ways of helping to remember the tables.  
dk back to school books
DK Canada has updated their website recently to make it easy to navigate and to become inspired. The one part of the website that hasn't been changed is the Explore DK page, so their are hosting a contest to design a new banner for the top. To enter, create an image; hand drawn, collaged or computer created that has the words "EXPLORE" and "Go beyond the book" on it. The image should be 1168 x 353 pixels (if digital) or 21 cm x 6.5 cm (if drawn). Send a file of the banner no larger than 500k to with Explore DK Banner Contest in the subject field. Entries must be received by August 15, 2016. The winner will not only receive bragging rights, but also the design will be featured on the Explore DK page for the month of September. The creator of the winning design will receive $100 worth of DK books of their choice!
staples back to school
Although, we are not ready to go back at school yet :) we would prefer to be organized and ready when the time comes to return back to school. At #IPRBacktoSchool event I found these items to be useful. 
labels back to school
When going back to school, it is best to make sure all our belongings are labeled to ensure that they don't get lost after making an investment on them. Mabel's Labels has a variety of new designs available for 2016. They also have a My School Memories album in a scrapbook style that is wonderful to store school memories from kindergarten to grade 9.
toronto public library back to school
The Toronto Public Library has lots of programs such as pop up learning to encourage STEM, free downloadable content from their website, free classes and programs for all ages, a Summer reading program, and more. Do check out your local library for details. 
panda mandarin back to school
If you would like your children to learn Mandarin, check out the Panda Mandarin program that teaches the language in a fun, engaging, and authentic manner for all students any age. 
well ca back to school
Made Good Food is a wonderful school safe snack, which is nut free and is made with vegetable sources such as spinach, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, beets, and shiitake mushrooms. This vegan snack is gluten, dairy and soy free. We can purchase items such as this Made Good Food, as well as a wide variety of items for everyone in the family on  
staples back to school
Staples Canada has all the items families need to get ready for school. This year at Staples, there is a fresh wide assortment of backpacks, lunch bags, binders and more that feature vibrant colours, small and compact technology items, and other loveable products for school and office with modern designs to keep us organized throughout the year.  
lice squad back to school
Be prepared and learn how to prevent Lice, which is a concern for parents during the school year. Although lice do not carry diseases it can create discomfort and itchiness; it can be passed on during close contact while sharing items such as hats, combs, scarves, blankets, helmets, school drama props, and more. Lice Squad helps us learn how to eliminate and prevent lice without using pesticides and chemicals. They have nit kits and provide services to resolve the issue within two hours. 
personal planner back to school
I have been using Personal Planner agendas for many years now and find it useful throughout the year. This year, Personal Planner agendas, notebooks, and wall planners are available with fun and functional stickers that allow us to decorate our planner. Each sticker set comes with 312 stickers that are designed to fit our Personal Planner. Use the code P-LANN-ER16 between August 1st to 21st and get 15% off on everything at Personal Planner.  
 personal planner back to school
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  1. It's hard to believe we are already looking at back to school. There are some great products here for young and old students
    (Debbie W)

  2. for us, books are a big part of our life!! love DK books


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