Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The "Back to School" Stuff

It's that time off the year, a couple of weeks to go before school starts. Are you and the little ones getting ready? Here's a few tips&tricks, recipes ideas, shopping ideas, activities, promotions and free printable for you to get on track…

Centrepoint stores like every years present the largest selection of fun ‘back to school’ merchandise, right in time for the school-shopping season. The family fashion and "value for money" retailer offers school gear, accessories, and shoes, along with the latest school uniforms all under one roof. The fun and exclusive collection is now available across the MENA region. (top left image)

♥ In the run up to September, we are starting to prepare for the daunting task of making those lunch boxes every day! In order to make it more fun, Db Babies has a wide range of options for lunch boxes, stainless steel containers, insulated food jars, water bottles, name labels, … I really like those insulated food jars (top middle image). Also currently going on, a special back to school offers in store this month including free embroidery when you spend over 350 dhs on back to school items or a free pencil on selected lines. Online at or Town Centre Jumeirah, Mercato Mall, Dubai.

♥ For you to get organized, check out those clever free printable check lists. "Back to school check list" and some and "first day sign" to create memories.

♥ This year GEOX has a special treat in store for its customers! Get yourself a free GEOX Beat Bracelet that lights up in response to sounds and speech with any purchase from the Fall/Winter 2014 Back to School collection or splash on your favorite items get yourself an Apple iPod Shuffle. See in store for conditions.

♥ Looking for after school activities for the little ones? James & Alex Dance Studios is opening its doors again, to help keep your kids dancing, moving and smiling all autumn long! This season, the James & Alex Dance Studios Kids’ Programme is jam-packed with a host of fun-filled classes including ballet, breakdancing, contemporary dance, hip hop, musical theatre and salsa, offering something to suit every kid’s style and personality. The Kids’ Programme is split into age groups and plays to the strengths of each individual, ensuring that all their needs are met. The new term begins 13th September and will run for 14 weeks with term fees starting from just AED 700. The studios are also offering a Free Class Week from 6-11th September so your child can try out any class free of charge, to see which one suits them best! Classes for kids aged 2 to 16.

♥ Got some vitamins for Luella! Trying out Yaya Vitamins Omega 3, for an extra boost and to kick start the year with a good supply of essential vitamins and nutrients. Check out the full range: (bottom left image)

♥ Cute DIY chalkboard note book tutorial - from (bottom middle image)

♥ Keep your kids healthy this school year with Right Bite’s Lunchbox Gourmet. Leading healthy catering company Right Bite has introduced a service to help parents provide proper nutrition to their children while at school. The program that helps parents save time, while taking out the worries on varying lunch box content without compromising on their nutrition values. Parents can subscribe their kids to the Lunchbox Gourmet program for one week or up to a month or more. The daily Lunch Box includes a main meal, a side dish, a choice of dairy beverage and a fruit snack prepared fresh daily by Right Bite chefs. You can also opt to add an afternoon snack to the daily package. Lunchbox Gourmet meals are delivered right to the subscriber’s doorstep during the school week.

Or check out those not so crazy / time consuming (who the hell has time to prep that) but very realistic lunch box ideas. Simple ideas that works from

♥ Check out Dubai our Sandbox previous Back to School features: "Back to school Round Up", "Kids Labels", "Lunch Boxes ideas". And some Back to School jokes - read here!

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