Back to school time! The holidays have ended, and the school term is about to begin. We fortunately can make this as stress-free an experience for you as possible. Woodlands has everything you need to cross off your shopping list items.
Back to School Stationery.
Visit the CNA for all your stationery needs. From note books, pens, and pencils to erasers, rulers, and non-toxic glues, the CNA is a treasure-trove of goodies to fill up your kids’ bags. While you’re there, you can pick up the latest magazines and there are even some toys and games – which make good incentives for keeping the young ones on their best behaviour.
Why not supplement on your children’s education by stoking their curiosity? At Exclusive Books, there is a host of non-fiction books that range from science to history to biology and geology. There are books for religious studies, too. You can also look for copies of the children’s set books for the year. Just check you have the right edition, some book editions do differ. Not to mention their DVD collections, which include interesting subjects like outer space. You can also use the opportunity to browse the bestsellers for a page-turner to read in bed.
Take your son to the barber.
Don’t forget to take your son to get his hair cut. It probably got a bit long during the holidays – as tends to happen with boys. Barber @ Woodlands will sort that all out. It won’t take long either, but you can still use the opportunity to get some shopping done unhindered.
Resupply your computer needs.
Computer Mania is one of SA’s biggest suppliers of computer-related products. You want to make sure that you’re revved up and ready to go when it comes to word processing and design programmes. The former for school work involving essays and the like. The latter for school projects. There are many great products, but we recommend Microsoft Office 364 for word processing and Affinity Photo (and its companion product, Affinity Design) for school projects. Just make sure your PC or Mac is powerful enough to run them. They could give your kids the edge when it comes to getting quality work done. Sadly, Red Dead Redemption 2 isn’t available for PC yet, as featured in our Festive Season Gift Ideas for Guys post.
Dis-chem for natural pick-me-ups.
It’s perfectly okay to feel blue before returning to school, but if your son or daughter needs a bit of extra help, there’s a range of natural products at Dis-chem that help with stress or depression. Speak to Dis-chem’s friendly pharmacists about what products are best for kids to take. And when in doubt, always consult your family physician.
Pick, then pay.
Don’t forget to get school lunches! There is a wide selection of veggies, fruits, meats, rolls, and bread available at Pick ‘n Pay. They have good quality food at perfectly reasonable prices. So if you want your hungry minds to be filled not just on knowledge but also on nutritious yumminess, visit your favourite grocer in-between shopping for back to school supplies.
Free book wrappings.
And one of the best for last! Wrapping your kids’ books can be such a pain in the neck! Well, with Woodlands, you won’t have to worry – we’ll do it for you. Come visit from 7 – 20 January between 10am – 4pm and you’ll be short one chore to do.
You don’t even have to “book” beforehand.