It’s never too early to think about Back to School.
Sure, we’re still in December, but it’s never too early to think about Back to School. We all know as parents what that last week before the schools open is like in January. Urgh. It’s a mad rush. Madder than a Fun House filled with crazy clowns.
Anyway, you really don’t want to spend your last few days before you start work again stressed out.
So, start planning your list of supplies in December. the first week of January is fairly quiet, that’s a good time to do your Back to School shopping.
Now, your daughter may be maintaining her hair throughout the holidays, but typical for boys is the growing out of their hair. Most South African schools are quite strict when it comes to clean cuts for boys. Which means you’ll want to take care of this mid-way through the holidays. That’s to avoid queuing at the barber shops in that last week before the schools open.
There will be lots of boys with longish hair needing trims by then.
Now your first stop – after dropping off the kid at the barber – should be to the PNA. We love our PNA store, it has everything you need from stationery arts & crafts supplies too.
You’ll be able to easily stock up on pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, scissors, glue, and even pencil cases and backpacks. Notebooks, diaries for 2019 (so they can keep track of their homework assignments), and more.
While you’re there, you can get them flash cards to play with their friends during lunch.
You pad, I pad, we all pad for iPads!
Now, some schools use iPads and other tablet computers in the classrooms. We think this is obviously a splendid idea; the computational device has infinite possibilities when it comes to educational apps that make learning fun. So even if your kid doesn’t technically require one for school, they can still use it to further their education through their own curiosity.
For instance, Apple’s iTunes University offers lectures and books based on fundamentally interesting subjects such as Astronomy, History, Biology, and others. Then there are apps that help with improving one’s Maths and Science.
You can get an iPad or other computational tablet, even laptops at DionWired, Incredible Connection, and Computer Mania. Get them the best tools for them to self-learn.
(If you’re worried about them using it for games, there are Parental Settings which allow you to control what goes on the device, so you retain control even while it is in their possession.)
Back to After-School
Chances are, your children engage in after-school activities, like sports. After all, healthy body, healthy mind, and nothing is better than exercise for growing youngsters.
When it comes to good value for money, these stores really go to bat for you.