Getting Ready for School

I know, I know, it’s only July. But you have probably noticed that stores are already rolling out their “Back to School” collections. Clothes, backpacks, and school supplies are all making their way to shelves. So, how can you help your little ones get ready for their return to school this fall?

For your preschooler, consider sending them to their first day with personalized Yo Gabba Gabba! backpack and rainbow art set.

For an elementary school-aged child, consider a Sid the Science Kid lunch box or pencil case.

A middle school-aged boy may appreciate some new Ben 10 clothing for his first day back to school. A middle school-aged girl would love a Mr Men Little Miss outfit for her first day.

But, don’t forget yourself when shopping for Back to School supplies! Every mom can use another tote bag for all the things you will have to pick up after your children.

Remember, summer may seem like it’s just begun, but school is just around the corner! Start shopping now to get the best deals on the things your kids will really want.

Ben 10: A Show That Mom and Dad Can Enjoy, Too!

You’re never too old to enjoy cartoons, especially if you have children that enjoy them. Many parents today grew up with the first or second generation of the very same comic and cartoon characters their children now enjoy, so it makes sense that they would continue to be fans! Don’t discredit newer shows, though. You might be surprised to find something new that you enjoy just as much as your old favorites.

Take, for example, the cartoon Ben 10. It may not have been around thirty years, but it is still a favorite among contemporary parents. The show is similar to many
superhero storylines they’ve seen before—Good Guy has special, secret skills to help him fight the Bad Guy. This time, though, there is a science-fiction element to the
premise. Ben 10’s skills come from a device called the Omnitrix, which allows him to evolve into various alien species. This is a story that many comic and cartoon fans
haven’t seen before!

If you’re a parent whose child enjoys the show, maybe you should sit-in and watch it together some time. You might be surprised by how much you’ll enjoy it. And, then, the next time your son asks you for a new Ben 10 shirt, maybe you’ll consider buying one for yourself, too!