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First Day of School Signs: Preserving Memories [Free Printable First Day of School Sign]

Back to school sign
Hello there, fellow parents! It's that time of the year again – the first day of school is just around the corner. The backpacks are packed, lunch boxes are ready, and excitement is bubbling in the air. What better way to capture this precious moment than with a first day of school sign? Let's make those first day memories last a lifetime!
By Birgit Sund on August 14, 2023

Navigating Kindergarten: A Guide for Parents and Children

Tips for a great kindergarten experience
Kindergarten round-ups are in full swing. Does your little one start Kindergarten this fall? Are you a first-time Kindergarten parent and a bit nervous of what’s about to come?

In the following guest post, Angela Kendall, author of the critically acclaimed book “A New Day: Kindergarten Is Here", provides tips on how to have a great kindergarten experience:  

By Birgit Sund on April 17, 2023

10 Books for the First Day Of School

 First Day Of School
Is your child anxious about going back to school after a long summer break or nervous about starting school for the first time? The following books will help your kids ease the transition (back) to school, calm the jitters, and get them excited about school. Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on July 29, 2022

We Published a Book! A Book Your Kids Will Love!

The 'My Friends and I' book

Y’all, we did a thing! We published a book. A book your kiddos will love. 

The 'My Friends and I' book is a perfect little surprise for the upcoming First Day of School for your Preschooler, Elementary School or Middle School student and is also a great way to break the ice and get to know everybody in class!

The book captures memories of the young book owners and 39 friends, classmates, teachers, coaches, family members, or any other person in their lives.

Your child and their friends will answer questions like: What is your favorite food? What do you like to do in your free time? What songs do you like to listen to? What books do you like to read? What do you want to be when you grow up?

A picture box allows them to insert a picture of themselves or to draw a picture of their own.

We're super excited and are giving away 3 copies of the book and have 15% off promo code for all Live Grow Play Austin friends. Read on for details and a sneak peak of the book .

By Birgit Sund on July 20, 2022

Fun And Versatile Backpacks And Lunchboxes For Back To School [Giveaway]

Hard to believe, but school starts in a couple of weeks! In case you're looking for a backpack or a lunchbox for your little ones, check out the super versatile backpacks and lunchboxes from Wanderwild.

Read more about Wanderwild and enter for a chance to win your own Wanderwild lunchbox!
By Birgit Sund on August 2, 2021

Back to Virtual-School List


Back in March, we couldn’t really prepare for remote learning, since nobody knew what to expect and what to prepare for. This time around it is different. I know exactly how to get ready and what to stock up on. Here’s my Back to Virtual-School List:
By Birgit Sund on August 4, 2020

Ways To Help Children With Autism Deal With A New School Year, New Teachers, New Peers, And New Experiences


For a parent of a child with autism, sending your child to the right school is important, but in itself, is not enough. Children with autism will continue to make their world smaller and smaller when left to their own devices. They would wear the same clothes every day, eat the same foods every day, watch the same programs on TV, or play the same games on their tablet.

Jeanne Beard, founder of the National Autism Academy, shares a few tips on how to help children with autism get a good start into the new school year and how to keep them going. 
By Birgit Sund on August 22, 2018

Does Your Child Have Difficulties Adjusting To School Or A New Environment?

Does your child have difficulties adjusting to school or being away from you? 

This is one of our favorite books: The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn that may help your child ease his or her fears. 

The book is "for any child who confronts a difficult situation, and for the child within each of us who sometimes needs reassurance." Perfect for first day of school or back-to-school.

By Birgit Sund on August 17, 2018

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