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School is coming – make it a fun year!

Sorry, kids.  We know this is not what you want to hear or even think about, but you know school is close.

Parents, we know this may not be what you want to think about, either.  If for any reason, the kids may not be feeling it or ready.  So what do we do?  We shop and prepare, but trying to make the new school year exciting for the kiddos isn’t always easy.  Try to make it fun for them.  Turn shopping into a game and prepare surprises for them along the way.

 College students are not the only ones who’ll appreciate care packages.  Put together a few and deliver them at different times throughout the year.  Send them through the mail or just place the box or bag in your student’s room for him to find later.  At exam time, pack a prep pack with trail mix, hot cocoa or tea, note cards, a USB drive (character themes might bring a smile to your student’s face), and a note wishing good luck.  A good ‘just because’ package could have bath and body productssoy cubes, a new pillow or bed linens, and a sweet treat.  The types of packages and contents are as unlimited as your imagination.

Encourage your student to join a school club or team.  Sports are not the only games in town.  Book clubs, movie clubs, academic teams, business groups, and more are available through schools or community centers.  If no available groups appeal to your young one, think about starting one.  Check with the school for guidelines and go from there.  And when the group needs funds, Noir Naturals’ free fundraising program offers something other than the typical candy, wrapping paper, or baked goods.

The start of a new school year does not signal the end of fun.  Keep the fun alive in big and small ways to make the school year easier.