The back-to-school craze is back and in full swing. Turn on the TV and all you’ll see is back-to-school commercials from major (and some minor!) retailers advertising special deals on back-to-school items like pencils, backpacks, pens, clothes, erasers, etc.
Kids, too, are returning from summer camps and winding down from summer festivities. Before long, summer hotspots like beaches, lakes, blacktops and town centers will return to their post-summer lull.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s true—the summer is almost gone. With that, we wanted to look back through an extremely busy (but exciting!) summer at Fit and Fun Playscapes, summarizing what we’ve done on the blog before we move into the fall.
In May, we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week by expanding the week-long celebration into a whole month! We featured three wonderful teachers—Sue Ellen Baez, Sally Schulte, and Karalee Peercy—and thanked them for all that they do!
On June 2, we flew into the month with three custom playground stencils that we featured in our monthly product spotlight. We also celebrated the official coming of summer by offering some last-minute advice on how to ace those last tests and how kids with sensory processing issues can struggle during the summer. Don’t worry; we offered some tips that can, although they were written with the summer in mind, be applied to any time of the year. We also offered a free and quick brain-break design for how to get bored children up and moving during the school day—featuring some of our best-selling sensory path stickers!
Starting in July, we got sensory with a brand-new Super Stickers™ sensory path package. Then, we announced faster shipping on select products and gave you a glimpse of another upcoming Super Stickers™ package in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Trust us; it’s stellar!
Coming Up …
As summer winds down, we keep on chugging! We’ve got a bunch of brand-new stuff coming right down the pipe, especially as schools in Fit and Fun Playscapes’s home state of New York head back to school around Labor Day. Don’t forget to keep up with us on social media—we have a bunch of great stuff over on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Some Links We Love:
- Back to School: Tips for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues (via Brain Balance Achievement Centers)
- Sensory Processing in Children With and Without Autism: A Comparative Study Using the Short Sensory Profile” by Scott D. Tomcheck, PhD, OTR/L & Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA.