5 Tips to help your child start the school year right

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Office Depot sponsored this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own

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Hi Friends,

It’s one of my favorite times of the year! Back to school shopping time! Growing up, back to school shopping was my favorite, and I am not talking about clothes and shoes. The part of back to school shopping I loved was shopping for school supplies. My mom and I always made our way to Office Depot and found all we needed. It was a fun way we got to bond and to prepare me for the upcoming school year. Now, as a parent I love being able to take my now fourth grader out for some back to school shopping at Office Depot & prepare my daughter to return to school. With these 5 easy tips you can help prepare your child start the school year right.

1.Spend some 1:1 with your child

I remember before school started my mom would make sure to spend some time with my brother and I to just talk. We would talk about what we wanted for the following school year. We would talk about what types of things we expected to happen and set goals. I loved these talks. I now do the same with my daughter. My husband and I both talk to her about the following school year and help her prepare and talk about anything she might be afraid of. It definitely helps address any concerns.

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#AD Help your kids start the school year off right with these five tips and check out the back to school selection at Office Depot for all the right tools! #OfficeDepot #BackToSchool #BTS #BTS2019 #BacktoSchoolShopping #schoolsupplies #supplyrun #backtoschooltime #schoolyear #school #education #officesupplies #shoppingtips
#AD Help your kids start the school year off right with these five tips and check out the back to school selection at Office Depot for all the right tools! #OfficeDepot #BackToSchool #BTS #BTS2019 #BacktoSchoolShopping #schoolsupplies #supplyrun #backtoschooltime #schoolyear #school #education #officesupplies #shoppingtips

2.Stock up on Must Haves

Back to school supply shopping was always such a blast! There was something about the scent of new paper and school supplies on our Office Depot shopping trips that made me so happy! We always made sure to check the sample lists for ideas on what I could need. But did you know you can check out the  School List with a Click? It is a database of over 1.7 million teachers’ school supply lists from over 70,000 schools across the country! This helps make it so easy for parents to easily purchase all the required items for their school lists at once!

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3.Stock up on some fun school supplies

We like to start with the basics like paper, colored pencils, crayons, pencils, erasers and a pencil box, all of which we can get at Office Depot. My daughter was so excited to see Office Depot had more than just the basic must haves as options. She got to pick some fun supplies that really fit her personality. To us back to school shopping is about more than just buying the things on their teacher’s list. I love being able to load my daughter with confidence for the new school year by giving her tools, supplies, and support she needs. Being able to pick up a fun pencil bag and some mermaid pens and pencils really made her excited.

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4.Purchase educational activities

As the wife of an engineer, Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math activities are a must! We want to prepare our kids to participate in those areas of the workforce when they are older. We were so excited to come across tech products like Chromebooks and educational learning tools like Scholastic and Juku brand STEAM kits on our trip to Office Depot. We picked up the Juku STEAM Smart Car Bots Kit for some educational fun! My husband was so excited to be able to help us with this activity and create a Smart Car Bot with Zoey. You can find 3 other choices from Juku and so many Scholastic STEAM kits as well!

5.Share your experiences

One thing I love to do is also share my back to school experiences with my daughter. I like to talk to her about what back to school shopping and preparation was like for me. Part of why I talk to her about my experiences is so she is reminded that she is not alone in feeling nervous and unsure, we all go through the first day of school jitters. I also love to share with her the items that were back to school must haves for me and remind her of all the cool stuff she picked to get her school year started off right.

Office Depot sponsored this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own

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9 Comments

  1. August 19, 2019 / 3:31 pm

    Great tips. Preparing for back to school is such a busy time, from buying school supplies to getting your children back on a school routine. It’s such an exciting time.

  2. jalisa harris
    August 20, 2019 / 7:05 am

    I love stocking up on what’s on the required list but also fun supplies too to get him excited.

  3. August 20, 2019 / 7:16 am

    These are all great ideas. I remember when my parents would buy me super cute school supplies. I was always so excited to use them.

  4. August 20, 2019 / 7:30 am

    Thanks for sharing how to make it fun. My 4 year old starts school this year and she seems so small but I know she’ll love it when she gets there! I’d forgotten how much I loved shopping for new stationery when I was a kid!

  5. September 4, 2019 / 9:27 pm

    Love these tips! I tried spending some good quality time with each of my kids individually before they went to school!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  6. Amber
    September 5, 2019 / 6:15 am

    I wish we could buy fun school supplies. Our school supply list we get every year has specific brands and colors given for everything! I think it makes me pout more than the kids though.

  7. Christa
    September 5, 2019 / 4:38 pm

    These are all such great suggestions! I really love the idea of spending special 1:1 time together before the whirlwind of the school year starts.

  8. September 6, 2019 / 4:41 pm

    I love the one on one time idea. I took my kids all on an individual date before they started.

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