Educational School Supplies

It is the beginning of the summer. No more teachers’ dirty looks. School is out forever. Nah nah nah nah, wave good bye!

But wait, if we go and do all of our shopping for back to school supplies now, we can avoid the autumn rush and that dragging horrible feeling of being reminded of summer’s impending end as you wander the educational school supplies aisles of our local stores come the dog days of August. While we are at it, there are also some camp supplies that the children could use. Lunch boxes and nap mats, perhaps something to carry an extra water bottle or three in. If we are sending our kids to spend the day in a park with a bunch of strangers we better at least make sure they are hydrated. You may also need to send them with arts and crafts supplies for the various projects their camp counselors have planned for the rainiest of summer days. If they are worth the trouble those camp counselors are going to figure out fun outdoor ways to use some of those arts and craft supplies.

There is also the fact that a good school supply and educational school supplies could be good on long family vacations -either to occupy the kids with drawing or writing something during the long car rides, or simply to help them study and write reports on their summer reading lists. It is important to remind kids that just because they are on vacation does not mean that learning stops. It is also important that they always have their eyes on the prize of a successful next semester.

Getting the jump on the back to school supplies rush might also be a good opportunity to stock up on a discount office supply that you have been meaning to restock. Post-it Notes or paper clips, honestly we are always running out of something or another in that darn office.

Basically, what we are trying to say is, don’t give up on educational school supplies during these steamy summer months. Just because you are spending more time out doors and in the sun does not negate the need for education and brain stimulation, it just re prioritizes it for a bit. This is a good thing and will hopefully train your young student in setting meaningful boundaries around parts of his or her life. It is a valuable lesson many adults I know could learn from.

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