Get Ready for School with Schoolies!

This post is written by Beth of Experimental Mommy.  While samples were received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% honest.

As a child, I always remember having to play catch up the first few days or weeks of school because we all seemed to have forgotten what we learned the year before.  Now children are expected not only to know the material from the previous year, but also advance over the summer.

My little man will be starting Pre-K 4 this year and is so excited to wear his new big boy uniform just like the rest of the school.  To keep him on track all summer we have been trying to review some the material he learned in Pre-K 3, but it is not easy when all he wants to do is play. My daughter who will be going to a program for 2 and 3 year olds in September has no idea what to expect when it comes to school. I have spent the summer drilling numbers, letters and colors.

We were so excited to receive Schoolies so learning can be more fun and less “work”. The first book that I introduced to my little scholars was the My School Day book.  With a movable clock my son was able to change the time as the Schoolies enjoyed their day from waking up, getting on the bus and all the way back home to bedtime. My four year old really understood how this worked and enjoyed a ‘refresher course’ on how the school day works.

The next book we looked at (and my personal) favorite was the School House which was perfect for my two year old little girl to get to know what school will be all about this Fall.  The book includes four foldout school scenes, characters, accessories and stickers so your child can create their own story.  This book was a big hit with my two!

The next book, Lets Get Ready for School, is perfect for your Pre-K or Kindergartener. This book is jam packed with activities to help reinforce the skills they are learning. The best part is once your little one writes in it, you can wipe it clean and it is good as new for the next time.

Making Friends and First Day of School also helped my daughter to understand everything she could expect as she enters school for the first time. The books encourage friendship and overcoming shyness, which any child is going to have on the first day of a new school. These are great books, and were great for my son’s summer reading project.

Finally the Activity Flash Cards were good for both of my children. My daughter was able to relate the pictures to the colors, shapes and numbers and my son was able to trace the letters to spell words and practice his letters. These are also great for the car ride to keep your little ones entertained while still learning. They are 26 cards that are double sided and come with a wipe and marker so that they can be reused over and over.

With school only one month away we will definitely be using these books and cards everyday until school starts and even after school starts to reinforced what they are learning.

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  1. The School Days looks nice

  2. Rochel S. says:

    School House would be great for my son!

  3. Suzie Williams says:

    Schoolies: My First Day of School. My son starts Kindergarten this year!

  4. Katherine says:

    The activity Flash cards would be great

  5. My son would enjoy Making Friends.

  6. The Activity Flash Cards

  7. Elaine Lund says:

    I like School Days

  8. Janet W. says:

    First Day of School would benefit my grandson most because he’s about to start preschool this Fall and it would help him to know what to expect.

  9. Janet W. says:
  10. Stephanie Larison says:

    School House book!

  11. Terra Heck says:

    I think they’d most like Let’s Get Ready For School. Thanks.

  12. Sandy VanHoey says:

    My first day of school would help my granddaughter since she will be starting this year

  13. Lets Get Ready for School is the Schoolies book which would most benefit my son. Thank-you

  14. karen schumm says:

    My kids would like the activity flash cards

  15. Jennifer T. says:

    First Day of School would be great for my daughter who is starting kindergarten soon.

  16. Stacey B says:

    I think the “lets get ready for school” would be the most beneficial

  17. The Making Friends and First Day of School since my son is starting Kindergarten and is worried about making friends

  18. Emily N says:

    My daughter would like let’s get ready for school.

  19. Gennie Lancaster says:

    The Flash Cards.

  20. Maria Smith says:

    The Schoolies: My First Day of School, my little guy is gonna be starting school in September so this would be awesome!

  21. Jennie Sanderson (@jenpsht) says:

    I think the flash cards would be helpful

  22. Denise M says:

    the First Day of School

  23. the first day of school would be good

  24. Karen Gonyea says:

    Activity Flash Cards 🙂

  25. Tabathia B says:

    I think the making friends book would

  26. Schoolies Wipe Clean: Let’s Get Ready for School would be great for my grandson.

  27. Nicole Lancaster says:

    The Lets Get Ready for School book would benefit my daughter the most. She is just starting Kindergarten this year.

  28. Mary Happymommy says:

    I think my daughter would like Lets Get Ready for School.

  29. My daughter likes my school day book.

  30. Activity Flash Cards would be our pick. We are in no hurry for school to start. I love our summer

  31. steph gregory says:

    Lets get ready for school would benefit my son entering kinder this year!

  32. Kari Flores says:

    I think my son would really like the Activity Flash Cards.

  33. melissaandkeith miller says:

    Making Friends

  34. SCHOOLIES WIPE CLEAN: LET’S GET READY FOR SCHOOL would be perfect for kiddo

  35. The flash cards to start

  36. I think the Making Friends will be the best.

  37. Making friends would be great but they would all benefit my home school

  38. I think the school house book would benefit my grandson.

  39. kathy pease says:

    I like Schoolies: My School Day

  40. Ed Nemmers says:

    Let’s Get Ready for School!

  41. Mihaela D. says:

    Schoolies: My First Day of School.

  42. Laura Unger says:

    I think the Let’s get ready for School book would be great for my son!

  43. Katherine Donovan says:

    I think my grandson would benefit from Schoolies: Activity Flash Cards . So many things to learn!

  44. Laurie Emerson says:

    The First Day of School would benefit my daughter as she starts her first day of school soon.


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