The days when our kids return to school is fast approaching. In just a few short weeks children in the Houston ISD, Katy ISD and many others will be headed to that bus stop for the first day of school. Here are tentips for making back to school cool for both parents and children.
Tips for saving money on back to school shopping:
Save money on your back to school shopping with Target and Nextworth. Earn Target Gift Cards by trading in your old electronics. More details on this program are available here and find participating Houston area stores here.
Participate in the Texas Tax Free Weekend shopping. This tax free holiday can help you save money on many of the school clothing, backpacks and supplies your child will need.
Let this helpful back to school money saving shopping be your guide toward saving money on back to school clothes.
These 5 money saving tips can help you save money by purchasing school supplies in bulk, great for donations and families with more than one child headed off to school.
Tips for getting back into the school routine:
It’s important that everyone gets a good night sleep and be ready for the day. Use these helpful tips to avoid morning madness.
Tired of the same old bowl of cereal for breakfast? These fast and easy breakfast ideas and recipes can get your family the start it needs every morning.
Talk to your children about back to school. These 15 books about the first day of school can help with fears and help your child learn what to expect on their first day of school.
Create excitement about heading back to school with a party. These pirate themed party ideas can help celebrate returning to school, the end of the first week or call it an end of summer party.
Make the first day of school an exciting one as your children share it with you through these first day of school crafts. This fun and easy back to school countdown calendar can help you accomplish the tasks you need to get done with helpful reminders as well as get the children excited about seeing their friends and starting their classes.
Help other families with back to school donations. Find out what area services are available and how you can help.
What does your family like best about back to school? What is the hardest adjustment for you? For our family it’s bedtimes, so we start a few weeks in advance getting the kids to bed when they need to be for school. It makes for an early day the last few weeks of summer but can really pay off in the end.