Showing posts with label back to school. Show all posts
Showing posts with label back to school. Show all posts

July 10, 2021

Encouraging Children To Enjoy School

school table staples
As a parent it is important that we encourage are children to enjoy school, as they spend most of their time learning in school. Since school is a must, hating it isn’t going to make for a happy life. Here are few suggestions on how to go about encouraging children that don't enjoy going to school.

September 1, 2019

Getting Ready for a New School Year

help your kids with series dk books
Having books to refer to for school projects, the curriculum, and hard to grasp ideas will help ease some difficulties we may face in the school year. We have been checking out couple of books from DK Smithsonian, a year by year guide about History and Science, as well as three books from the Help Your Kids series; Geography, Music, and Computer Coding. 

August 21, 2018

Getting creative and ready for school with Hilroy and Derwent products

hilroy derwent products back to school
We love putting pen to paper in our home! We draw, doodle, colour, paint, and practice creative writing every chance we get. It is well known that writing and drawing has lots of cognitive, physical, and emotional benefits for children and adults, apart from being fun.

August 25, 2017

Getting Ready for School and Rearranging Our Workspace

canadian tire canvas brand furniture
It is very important for children and adults alike to setup a separate space to either do homework or office work without distractions. We have a dedicated room to study, work, and practice our creative flow. We spruced up our creative corner by adding a couple of office and school furniture from Canadian Tire. The CANVAS brand Blair office chair and the Clara desk go well together and bring a whole different, refreshing feel to the room.

August 19, 2017

Back-to-school shopping on Amazon

We have been busy travelling and enjoying the warm weather, which has made it hard to come to terms with reality - school will be starting in a couple of weeks! With shopping malls becoming busy for back to school shopping, we find the most convenient way to shop is online at

August 18, 2017

Shopping for Back to School Outfits

sears canada
This is the time of the year, we shop for the latest trends, colours, and styles of clothing for our children. Before a new school year starts, we go through our children's closet to get rid of clothes that no longer fit them, and shop for outfits that they will enjoy wearing to school especially as the weather becomes cooler. We like shopping at Sears Canada for children's clothes because they have a wide selection of their own private label styles at reasonable prices.

August 16, 2017

Getting Ready for a New School Year

me to we back to school
I can't believe how quickly summer holidays are passing by, soon it will be time for us to start our back to school routines. Here are a few items that will come in handy for families during the school year.

August 24, 2016

Fight for Your Write and be a Handwriting Hero

bic handwriting
BIC has developed a range of trendy writing tools and handwriting activities that engages and motivates children for the upcoming school year. Learning how to write by hand is an important and crucial skill that helps children develop skills such as physical fine motor skills, cognitive skills, social, emotional, literacy, and communication skills. Being able to write encourages a sense of independence that helps children become thoughtful, inquisitive and confident learners. 

August 15, 2016

Gear up for the new school year and be part of #AveryGivesBack

avery back to school
One of the fun things before school starts is preparing to go back to school. Having the new and trendy school accessories is always exciting for little ones as well as adults :) We enjoy being ready and organized with all types of writing tools and supplies by taking our time to decorate and personalize the accessories. We found the back to school products at Avery Canada allows us to do this easily.

Microsoft Back to School Gift Guide

Microsoft back to school
When going back to school, students in higher grades, colleges, and universities have to make smart tech choices on what types of devices they will need and which ones will best suit their needs.

August 12, 2016

Purchasing Value Packs and Being First-Aid Ready

grand and toy back to school bundle
When shopping for back to school we also like to consider shopping at Grand and Toy, as they have a wide selection of products and wonderful promotions. 

August 9, 2016

Shopping at Mark's as the Back to School Routine Starts

Marks clothing for men and women
The yearly events at the CNE usually reminds us that back to school routines will be starting soon! We are looking forward to go the Canadian National Exhibition this year as well, as the events happen between August 19th to September 5th.

August 8, 2016

Back to School Shopping at Sport Chek

Back to School Shopping at Sport Chek
Although, going back to school is far from our minds – looking at the rate, at which the days are passing by, I do not want us to be unprepared when the time comes for us to go back to school. Getting our children back-to-school ready is simple with the variety of products available at Sport Chek

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.

August 13, 2015

Get Ready for School by winning this Giant Tiger Gift Card

Giant Tiger, a Canadian family owned discount store that has over 200 stores in 8 provinces across Canada. I like that they carry affordable, everyday necessities at low prices. It is a one-stop shop with wonderful deals on products for the home and for everyone in the family. I found it neat that each of their stores have unique deals to meet the needs of customers who come to the specific stores. While shopping at a Giant Tiger location close to our home, I found some useful items that were reasonably priced.

August 6, 2015

PC® Back-to-school and Fall Collections

I enjoyed checking out the colourful PC® Back-to-school and Fall Collections. The colour choices in their Life at Home and Everyday Essentials collection are really attractive. Adding these colourful pieces will quickly and pleasantly change the decor of any room suitable for upcoming entertainments and celebrations.

September 1, 2014

Bring Back Fun When Going Back to School With Mastermind Toys

Canada’s largest specialty toy retailer, Mastermind Toys have been busy doing their toy-buying homework to help parents get their kids back to school ready. From Backpacks, Bento Boxes and Boogie Boards, to Snack Packs, Scooters and Flash Cards, Mastermind’s list of cool school tools will prepare us and our children ease into the back to school mode. All items are available at Mastermind’s 31 locations and

August 29, 2014

Win a Back to School Prep Kit From Shoppers Drug Mart

Back to School time is just around the corner, and many of us may have already stocked-up on all the essentials from notebooks, pens, and clothes to prep our children for class. However, our little ones will also need a few things to tend those cuts and scrapes acquired on the playground. This Shoppers Drug Mart Back to School Prep Kit will help children get back into the swing of things and stay healthy.

August 26, 2014

Colouring and Drawing Flowers with Crayola

As a mom, I always look for quality creative products, as it eliminates frustration when our children are using them. Creative products that have quality help our children express themselves, and gives them inspiration. Crayola is committed to provide the best-in-class quality products.

August 25, 2014

New Planner For the New Academic Year

Although, many of us wish summer didn't end we know our jobs, schools, and all those appointments are waiting for us. If we are organized and manage our time well, all these planned activities will run smoothly. Planning and staying organized is a little more fun when it is done in a planner designed by ourself. I enjoy making planners with Personal-Planner because of the ease of making the planner. They have lots of options that we can choose to make our planner unique.