Scholastic Children’s Dictionary Back-to-School Countdown *Giveaway*
I cannot believe that the new school year is just around the corner. Like many other parents around the country, I am starting to get my boys ready for the new school year. I remember getting ready for the new school year as a young girl (and teenager). It was always exciting to purchase the new backpack, Trapper Keepers (yep), clothes, shoes, and other school necessities. As a mom, I have to admit, it’s just as exciting to purchase these items for my boys.
One of the big items to purchase are their shoes. I want to make sure that their shoes look good, are affordable, and are durable (very important with little boys…you understand exactly what I’m saying if you have them). Here are some tips I have when it comes to shoe shopping for the upcoming school year:
1 – Come up with a budget for how much you are willing (or can afford) to spend on shoes for your child.
2 – Shop for sales. Check out your local stores and ads (both in the newspaper and online).
3 – Decide on how many pairs and what type of shoes are needed for the upcoming school year (i.e. p.e. shoes, casual shoes, dress shoes).
4 – Take your child with you on the shopping trip. This is helpful for fitting, style, and gets your child about the upcoming school year as well.
5 – Try to hold out on letting your child wear the new shoes until the first day of school. It will be hard but you can do it!
6 – Take advantage of FREE SHIPPING deals on different websites by ordering multiple pairs of shoes for your kids at the same time
7 – Keep your receipt. If you need to return the shoes for any reason at all, having the receipt will make the return much easier. Shoes can feel different at the store than when your child actually puts them on to wear throughout the day.
In addition to school supplies, clothes, and shoes for your child, the Scholastic Children’s Dictionary is a great tool to help him or her in the upcoming school year. The Children’s Dictionary is filled with words and pictures that will help your child master school assignments and projects.
With exciting features, accessible definitions and helpful illustrations and photographs throughout, the new Scholastic Children’s Dictionary is the essential resource that belongs in every home, classroom and library.
The 2010 edition of the Scholastic Children’s Dictionary features more than 1,000 full-color photographs, simple sentences, illustrations, and diagrams as well as newly commissioned maps of the world, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. There are hundreds of new and expanded entries written by a prominent lexicographer as well as thousands of additional sample sentences to illustrate word usage. The dictionary also includes guides on grammar, punctuation and idioms and simplified pronunciations created with real kids in mind! The new Scholastic Children’s Dictionary is an essential resource that belongs in every home, classroom, and library. The Scholastic Children’s Dictionary retails for $19.99.
I am thrilled to participate as STOP #3 in this fun Back-to-School Countdown Tour with Scholastic! Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in this fun tour!
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The Mommy-Files Stop #3 July 28
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MommyMandy Stop #5 Aug 4
Guessing All The Way Stop #7 Aug 5
Serendipity Mommy Stop #8 Aug 6
The Divine Miss Mommy Stop #9 Aug 9
From Dates to Diapers Stop #10 Aug 11
MomDot Stop #11 Aug 12
My Sentiment ExactLee Stop #12 Aug 16
Mommy Niri Stop #13 Aug 18
3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Stop #14 Aug 19
Mom Knows It All Stop #15 Aug 20
In celebration of the upcoming school year, 1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a $100 gift card to Zappos.com and a copy of the Scholastic Children’s Dictionary!!!
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This is a compensated post. I also received a copy of the Scholastic Children’s Dictionary to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.