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Getting Ready For School & Not Learning the Hard Way #BacktoSchoolwithBSK

by TerriAnn
Pre-School Kindergarten Photos in the Netherlands

3 Back to School Tips & Personal Whoops . . .


It’s been several years since I had my daughter in public school. Still, we’ve had plenty of memorable experiences with her at school to last us a while. These started at the ripe age of four, while we were still living in the Netherlands.

We did our best to prepare our daughter for school. We got all her clothes and school supplies together, packed her snacks each day, and the drop-offs and pick-ups went smoothly. It seemed like we were all transitioning just fine.

Pre-School Kindergarten Photos in the Netherlands

After a while, my husband and I noticed something kind of odd. Almost every day, the little bottle of sanitizing gel we gave her was practically empty. At first we were happy that she was being so diligent in keeping her hands clean. We soon found out the real reason though.

When I went to pick our daughter up from class one day, I was talking to the teacher to see how our little one was doing. The teacher said she was adjusting well to the language (we spoke mostly English, not Dutch, at home) and raved about how good Munchkin was. She also said she was very generous. Generous?

Apparently, our daughter was making sure EVERYONE in her class had clean hands. Yes, that silly girl shared her hand sanitizer gel with all her classmates and let them freely use it. No wonder that tiny bottle needed so much refilling! And, who knew that stressing proper hygiene and the importance of sharing could lead to that?!

So when you are ready to send your kids back to school, make sure you:

  1. Teach them the value of balance.
  2. Make sure they take good care of their supplies (labeling is a good idea).
  3. Give them a BIG bottle of sanitizing gel.

In taking good care of their school supplies, you might want to check out Bright Star Kids. This company has a whole slew of labels for children’s stuff, including both stick-on and iron-on labels.

Stick-on labels are extremely durable, so they’ll withstand the wear and tear of dishwashers. They’re 100% waterproof and scratch resistant. They’ll stick to most kinds of plastics and will stay stuck for years. When you’re ready to remove them, simply peel off and no residue will be left behind.

Iron-on labels are quick and easy to pop on to all your kids clothing. They will stay stuck in the toughest washing machine and clothes dryer cycle, and will still look great in years to come.

There’s nothing like spending a small fortune on school supplies only to learn half of them end up in the lost and found (aka ‘finders keepers’). The labels they offer are super cute too!

Bright Star Kids Labels Great for School with Stick-on and Iron-On Labels

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bright Star Kids. The opinions and text are all mine.

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