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Our Pre-School Journey

Gracie ready for school

The time is fast approaching, my baby girl who’s been my shadow for over 4.5 years is starting her educational journey and starting Pre-School at the beginning of February.  I’m super relieved that she got into our first choice as its a relatively small place and very nurturing.

We have a busy couple of weeks, with a parents evening to go through everything one more time and the chance to meet other parents whose kids are starting at the same time as well as a final playdate before she officially starts.

I’m feeling slightly flappy and emotional as my husband will be overseas for this period of time! I’m also feeling nervous about getting there on time and juggling with baby Noah needing his first nap around the same-time we need to be in the car etc…I have a feeling I will be doing lots of car naps in the first couple of months!

Because she’s never been in any form of care I’ve had to get a few bits to ensure a smooth transition which I wanted to share with you guys, plus I’ve been given some discount codes to share with you all!

 

Planetrover Lunchbox

 

Lunchbox and Bottle

Biome

PlanetBox Rover and Thermos FUNtainer

The PlanetBox Rover has pretty much been on my wish list for the past few years for Gracie.  I know quite a few people that have had theirs for years and it’s looking just as good, which was a huge plus for me.

Planetbox Rover

It is a more expensive box than the others on the market, but it’s 100% Stainless Steel and no chance of Gracie loosing the lid as it’s attached.

Gracie already has a Thermos FUNTainer and loves it.  It has a handy handle, spill proof and is double walled so keeps drinks cooler for longer.

 

 

LunchPunch

Sandwich Cutters and Stix

Lunchpunch do a cute range of sandwich cutters to jazz up your kids sandwiches and do little stix, which I like popping fruit and veggies on.

Sandwich cutter

 

 

Bright Star Kids

The backpack and pencil case she will be taking are from Bright Star Kids.  I love that you’re able to personalise these back packs – Gracie loves that it has her name on it!  The back pack has two main compartments and a large front pocket.  There is also a mesh drink bottle pocket at the side of the bag.

 

Backpack

 

 

Discount Codes:

LUNCH PUNCH

Use the code ‘GRACIE’ for 10% off.

 

BIOME:

Discount: Receive $15 off when you spend $40 in one transaction.

Code: BES201

Expiry:  28 February 2019

Terms and Conditions: $40 in one transaction. One use per person. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Use: Simply add the code to the code voucher box at checkout and click apply.

 

BRIGHT STAR KIDS:

Use code:FRIEND and get 15% off, no minimum spend needed and expires 30th April 2019.

 

Please note some items in this blog post were gifted to me, but all opinions are of my own.  This blog post contains affiliate links at no further cost to yourself.

 

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Get Ready For School Australia Review

t Ready For School Australia

I can’t believe how quickly time is flying, not only will Gracie be four in June but next year she will be starting pre-school.  I had been looking around for something to help ease the transition to pre-school and came across Get Ready for School Australia.

What I like about about Get Ready for School Australia is that their home program aligns to the Australian Curriculum.  The ‘how-to’ books have been cleverly written for Aussie parents to digest and use on their child’s learning and their printable materials use Australian School Fonts and are re-printable.

We were kindly gifted:  The Complete School Readiness Kit

 

 

 

What we received:

– A laminated Personalised Name Writing Set containing 6 write on and wipe off pages. 

– The book ‘How to Get Ready for English’ containing 70 simple, trialed fun activities.

– The book ‘How to Get Ready for Maths’ containing 97 simple, trialed, fun activities.

– The book ‘How to Get Ready for Science’ containing 36 simple, trialed, fun activities.

These How To guides are written specifically for Australian parents by an Australian Educator. They align to the Australian Curriculum and are parent friendly and easy to use. They act as a guide and journal for you to monitor where you child is at, and gather ideas of what you are going to do as a parent to support their next steps in learning at home.

– A printed Exploring Letters and Sounds Workbook in your State or Territory’s font.

– A printed Numeral Formation Workbook in your State or Territory’s font.

– A laminated Early Learning Sticker Chart for you to display on your fridge, or somewhere in your home, to monitor your child’s learning and celebrate their development.

– 90 Assorted Star Reward Stickers 

– A Write and Wipe laminated Personalised Name Writing Set

– A Write and Wipe Forming Numerals 0-10 laminated reusable worksheet in your State or Territory’s font.

– A Micador Early Start Safety Marker perfect to use on your laminated name cards.

– A plastic document box to house all of your learning materials

 

What we loved:

What Gracie loves:  The personalised first name writing cards and early learning sticker chart

What I love:  The way the pack has been simplified and created for parents to easily sit down with their child and do various activities.

 

Discount:

Save 10% off storewide by using code ‘LOVE10’ upon checkout

Disclosure: Please note this pack was kindly gifted to me but all opinions on this product are of my own.

 

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