It is still so hot out that I can’t believe my kids will be going to school next week..it still feels like summer! I see all the kids in my neighborhood walking to school in their new clothes and their new backpacks. My kids are just going into preschool, but they still need some new clothes (backpacks aren’t needed yet). There school is play based, so they can get really dirty sometimes! We also are preparing by talking about school and what is expected of them. Both my son and daughter are really excited and I am excited for them.
Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) and Disney have partnered to launch the Tools for Back to School initiative. This initiative features a pop-quiz style game, where supplies are donated to BGCA for every correct answer you score. You can go HERE to take the quiz. The quiz is simple, fun, and easy! You can also keep playing and keep answering questions to donate more school supplies. I played for about 2 minutes and donated over 3 school supplies.
I am currently looking to buy my kids clothes for school. I am super thrifty and I am always looking for second-hand clothes at yard sales and hand-me-downs. I also love shopping sales and with back to school time, there are a lot of sales going on. The Boys and Girls Club of America has also partnered with JCPenney, and in August you can join JCP cares and round up your purchase at the register to benefit BGCA. So next time you visit JCP in the month of August for all your back to school needs, don’t forget to round up to help out the BGCA. To learn more go HERE.
Don’t know much about the Boys and Girls Club of America? They offer different educational content and tip sheets for parents to download and utilize. You can find them on the left hand side of the BGCA site under the ‘Get Ready’ header. Some of these subjects include time management, think college and helping children set goals. These tips include establish a daily routine, have family meetings, set goals, and prioritize. My kids are young, but we have already set a routine that we follow everyday. I think the earlier you start a routine, the better. There are some great tips on the BGCA website and I will keep referencing them as my kids get older. I want an open relationship with my kids as they get older and I think that setting rules, expectations and goals as a family will benefit everyone in the long run.
So don’t forget to help the Boys and Girls Club of America this month by taking the online quiz-style game HERE and round up when you shop at JCP! Hope all you parents are ready to send your kids back to school!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Boys and Girls Club. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.