Even though summer is in full swing, fall is waiting patiently just around the corner. That means parents will soon start prepping for back-to-school. While getting your kids excited about school is even harder than plucking them from the pool, here are some tips for a smarter school year from our friends at Parents magazine.
- BACK-TO-SCHOOL PEGBOARD
For a simple, inspiring homework center, pick up a pegboard (available at hardware stores), and, if needed, have it cut to fit on a door or above a desk. Stock the board with cool school and craft supplies, and your student will be set to ace everything from division to dioramas.
- NO-NAG CHECKLIST FILE
File this idea away! Cut back on constant reminders with a simple morning chore tracker.
If your crew's toughest challenge is simply getting out of the house on time, using an eye-catching clock just might catch their attention.
- CREATE A WINNING ENTRY
Labeled drawers give each family member a place to stash those grab-and-go necessities like mittens, bus passes, and shin guards. A fun, wall-hung cubby unit holds small essentials, such as lip balm and sunglasses.
- ROAD READY KITS
To keep the drawers neat, gather those little last-minute supplies -— flashcards for the car, grooming goodies for on-the-run touch-ups -— in take-along bags
Look for more creative, stress-busting school solutions here
When deciding on school supplies, the options are plenty...but few offer sleek storage solutions for every age group! Fall 2015 introduces a variety of Caboodles® for the K–12’ers to stash school supplies while keeping their lockers organized -— and getting an A+ in the style department.
For the young student who likes to sparkle, Caboodles Oh La La™ is the perfect, portable accessory! The acrylic case has plenty of room to carry crayons, erasers, bracelets stickers and it comes with a bonus pink sequin wristlet for lip gloss and other fun items to keep things creative. The Oh La La has a secure latch and carrying handle (available at Target, MSRP: $9.99).
5865-53 Oh La La Acrylic Case with Bonus Wristlet
The classic On-The-Go-Girl™ Caboodles features an auto-open tray for storage of snacks, Smartphones, calculators, and lip-gloss, a flip lid with a mirror, a removable accessory tray, spacious interior storage for pens, pencils, a journal, art supplies and all the other scholastic necessities. With a secure latch and durable shell, this fun organizational aid can be carried around or stashed in a locker. The On-The-Go-Girl comes in two colors: Fuchsia Pearl Pink and Bright Purple (available at Walmart, MSRP: $12.97). Psssssst, classified info! This will be available in an exclusive new color and style for a limited time at Target starting on July 19! Check out our Facebook page for clues (you’re welcome)!
5626-02 On-The-Go-Girl in Fuchsia Pearl Pink
Just remember that every Caboodle is designed to celebrate your creativity and individuality, no matter what age – without sacrificing function. Let Caboodles help you get prepared to ace this next school year in style!