It might only be the first half of August, but many moms are planning for September already. Our new homeschool curriculum has arrived and I’m considering which extracurricular activities to sign the girls up for. Then, of course, there’s the gear required for school. My tip: grab some personalized products for your kids this fall.
Personalized products don’t require the addition of name labels because they already have your child’s name on it. These products set your child apart from his or classmates (or, in our case, siblings). Having the girls names on their clothes, T-shirts, bags, etc., makes it easier to tell whose is whose (and eliminates any “She took my _____!”). These products also create pride in your preschooler or Kindergartener as they learn to recognize their own name.
Here’s a list of some of our favourite personalized products. Order now to get them by September!
#1: Personalized Stationary
Personalized stationary is a great way to encourage kids to write more and to keep in touch with friends and family. Maybe they made a great friend at summer camp or reconnected with a faraway cousin. Encourage them to become pen pals by writing on their very own stationary. My girls love pulling out their notecards to send letters to their cousins, friends, and grandparents.
#2: Lunch Bags & Water Bottles
Instead of adding name labels to their lunch bags and water bottles, just order lunch bags and water bottles with your child’s name on them! Stuck on You has a great selection of personalized back-to-school products. My girls are still using the stainless steel water bottles they got two years ago. We’ve taken these water bottles a lot of places and they don’t show any wear.
#3: Colouring Books
Whether you have a preschooler who wants her own books like her big sister, or an older child who needs some downtime after school, a colouring book starring YOUR CHILD is a great idea. Since I’ve started colouring, the girls have been colouring more again. Often, they pull out their personalized colour books. (Lately, they’ve asked me if they can get some of the other books in the series, about themselves.)
Sunshine loves the intricate detail in her Very Own Fairy Tale. She’s advanced beyond some of her simpler colouring books and wants more complicated pictures, like she sees me colouring. This colouring book fits that description.
#4: MagneTree Books
Encourage your child’s love of reading (or desire to learn!) with a book about all their favourite people. MagneTree Books are fun stories personalized for your son or daughter with pictures of 9 special people—friends, siblings, parents, grandparents, etc. Again, if you spent time visiting family over the summer, this is a great way for children to stay connected.
#5: Personalized T-shirts
The first day of school can be a rush of new routines, new place, and new people with new names. I’m personally terrible with remembering names and I’m always trying to help my girls remember their new friends’ names. Your child can avoid that confusion with personalized T-shirt commemorating their first day of school. I’ve gotten baby onesies and maternity shirts from Zoey’s Attic Personalized Gifts, but they also have a ton of adorable back-to-school t-shirts.
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