Thursday, August 22, 2013

Back to school round up

Back to school is an exciting time of year! It can also get a little overwhelming with all the excitement, anticipation and just getting back into regular routines. Hopefully those little finds will help you to prepare for the school year ahead and will make things simple and relatively stress-free.

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Have a party!
Sounds crazy to throw a party and add more stress to your already busy schedule?! Sometime it can actually relax everybody and help the children getting in the mood for school and reconnect with their friends. For inspiration (no pressure!) check out and for free printables.

Lunch box ideas
What to buy and make?  How to choose healthy option and get organized? and offer some easy inspirational tips and tricks

Lunch notes
To make your little ones school box, that extra special (on the days you are not going crazy looking for the gym kit) you can add a special touch. A little "love" note. Checkout those easy printable from

Order name labels
Two good options with easy delivery are available in Dubai. I have used for the last two years. You might also like I (actually Luella) put name stickers on everything! Done.

Get organized
At home and with the children, here's how to start... with

Learning apps to know
Need to update your kids apps options? Check out those education games available just on time for back to school time. Read more at And more tech stuff from

Be healthy at school
Prevent, understand, fight it... offers a good recap.

Some good read 
To make it all a little bit easier read more about "good boundaries"and "teachers-tips" on and

Back to School,  "an event which aims to inspire, educate and entertain thousands of Dubai youngsters ahead of the new academic year. If you are not sure what to do with your children after the summer holidays because they have tried everything under the sun and need something new, fun and interactive then Back to School is the event for you." Taking place from 13 – 15 September at Meydan, you and your children will experience a range of activities, products, games and the latest developments relevant to the youth market here in the UAE.

One more thing
For the kids in the UAE, check the new updated All year round the team behind UAE4kidz bring you an updated listening of the good stuff in Dubai.

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