This post is sponsored by Abercrombie Kids. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that I truly love.
As you may remember, I went back and forth a bit when it came to sending our oldest to Kindergarten this fall. In our town, they leave it up to the parents to decide if they are ready or not. With my oldest being born at the end of September, she would have been the youngest in her class. This didn’t so much bother me now but I couldn’t stop thinking about her being in high school and having people in her grade that could be 1-2 years OLDER than her.I don’t think I will ever regret waiting until she was older but I couldn’t help thinking that I may regret sending her early. When I weighed out the pros and cons, the pros list ended up being much longer to keep her home and send her to Kindergarten the following year. Plus, I get her home with me for another entire year 😉 Today I am teaming up with one of my favorite brands, Abercrombie Kids, to talk about a few activities that we have been doing to prep for back to school this year. We have our oldest enrolled in a Kindergarten Prep Class and she is so excited to start!
When it comes to school, my oldest has always preferred comfort over anything else. She has always preferred a “legging jean” so that she can move around better and she is always looking for a cozy sweatshirt. What better place to find both of those items, than Abercrombie Kids? We all know that A&F has been killing it with the women’s clothing and I was so excited to check out their kids selection! My oldest picked out this adorable sequin changing sweatshirt because you can change the direction of the sequins to make them change color and she loves it! We paired it with some extremely comfortable pull-on skinny jeans that will be perfect for running around on the playground and getting into fun within the classroom! Even better, Abercrombie Kids is having some amazing sales leading up to the back to school season. Check them out here.
A few more of her favorite picks:
One of the best pieces of advice I can give to another mama when it comes to school prep (from what little I know so far) is that encouragement and building confidence is key. Whenever possible, tell them how great they are doing with letters, numbers, reading, etc. Tell them how smart they are and how proud you are that they find learning fun. The more you encourage and instill confidence, the better! We recently got one of these Kindergarten Toolkits and they are AWESOME for Kindergarten prep. It comes with flash cards, a lesson booklet and more. I love that we can make learning fun here at home!
One last tip that I cannot recommend enough is reading. The more you read to them, in front of them and around them, the more they will love to read themselves. With technology these days, I feel that getting lost inside a physical book is something of the past. We need to bring it BACK and encourage our little ones to pick up a good book, curl up and get lost in it. There truly is nothing better than that!