Back to School season is here and Kellogg’s wants more children to have something special inside their lunch boxes. The company has unveiled “Love Notes” in the form of braille stickers and recordable audio boxes for Rice Krispies treats. Parents and friends can now share encouraging messages on Rice Krispies treats specifically designed for children who are blind or visually impaired. The “Love Notes” braille stickers are heart shaped to match the space on Rice Krispies writable wrappers. Each braille sticker sheet includes eight phrases of encouragement and support, including “you’ve got this,” and “love you lots.”
Parents, after school shopping your wallet may be exhausted. It’s projected that $82.3 billion will be spent on back to school shopping this year. According to the National Retail Federation, that’s just under last years mark of $83.6 billion. Thirty-five percent of Americans plan to spend up to $250 per child. According to a survey by Brand Key, parents will spend 7% more this year on back to school tech… an average of $200, and more parents will be splurging for a big ticket item this year, such as a computer.
When your schedule is hectic, it’s hard to keep up with everything but we’ve got three free apps that can help you stay on track. The MyHomework student planner app features a digital checklist and study reminders. You can keep up with your assignments and due dates. Plus, you can set your child’s class schedule all in one place.
Any.do is another handy app. It allows you to create as many lists as you need, then prioritize them into separate folders. You can also share your lists and assign tasks with classmates.
Then we’ve got the Cozi family organizer. It comes with a shared calendar, reminders, and shopping and to-do lists with real-time updates, so everyone in the family never misses a thing.