Comments on: Back to School Toys http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 13 May 2014 12:28:50 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Corina http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295939 Corina Wed, 14 Sep 2011 12:46:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295939 lovely idea…bookmarking for next year! We already have banagrams but have yet to play it…putting it on the agenda for the weekend! We have a tradition of the school bustop photo, there’s something about that big yellow bus…and this is the first year my twins have joined the gang. It’s wonderful to look back and see how all the kids in the neighbourhood have grown. We do the last day as well.

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By: Amy3 http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295849 Amy3 Tue, 13 Sep 2011 16:27:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295849 I’m getting such great ideas! I always pick my daughter up at dismissal the first day and we do whatever she’d like. That usually means hanging out at the park and getting ice cream. We do the same on the last day.

But I’m really loving the idea of back-to-school dinners and whatever-you-want breakfasts on the first day. (Apparently it’s all about food with me!)

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295807 Design Mom Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:11:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295807 Such a great idea! What lucky neighbors you have.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295806 Design Mom Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:09:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295806 Kindergarten can be so emotional! As much for the parents as it is for the child. : )

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295805 Design Mom Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:09:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295805 I hadn’t thought of that, Beth, but you’re right! The games are very portable. No big boxes.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295804 Design Mom Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:08:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295804 Thanks for the compliments, but truly, I’m such a novice! I use a Canon 50D with 50mm 1:1.4 lens. I generally keep the dials on the factory settings and use it like a point and shoot. The lens is so good! It’s hard to take a bad picture with it.

I’m learning more and more about how to use my camera. Someday I hope to be a confident photographer.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295802 Design Mom Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:06:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295802 Seriously! I think it happened just this week. She is literally toddling around everywhere. : )

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295801 Design Mom Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:05:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295801 What a neat record that will be! Do you put all the images in one photo album?

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295800 Design Mom Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:05:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295800 The Back Pack Fairy sounds like a genius idea!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295799 Design Mom Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:04:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295799 We didn’t bring our Pop It beads to France and they are the number one toy we miss. : )

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295798 Design Mom Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:04:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295798 I’d really like to live in Australia for a year and experience the flipflop of seasons!

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By: This girl loves to Talk http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295772 This girl loves to Talk Tue, 13 Sep 2011 02:44:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295772 I love that our school year in Australia starts at the end of january! It means every year I get to see the northern hemisphere’s back to school ideas and I can keep them in mind for when ours happens a few months later! Thanks for the ideas, we have been doing a back to school dinner ala Nie Nie for about 3 years now and I love it. even though our back to school isnt long past christmas maybe I can think of some lovely educational toys as gifts – great idea!

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By: Ashley N http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295757 Ashley N Tue, 13 Sep 2011 00:02:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295757 I am in love with B toys too. They don’t look too babyish which I like, and are really fun. I got my daughter the bead bucket after seeing it on your website and it has been one of my daughter’s all time favorite toys- so thanks for the inspiration!

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By: Diana http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295751 Diana Mon, 12 Sep 2011 23:09:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295751 YOu are an incredibly thoughtful Mum Gabrielle and I still marvel at how you even have time to think let alone order these toys! What a super idea and I will now use it with my little one :))

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By: se7en http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295740 se7en Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:45:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295740 We have the same games – well the apples, pears and bananas… every Monday is game day and everyone chooses a game and someone always chooses these – they are the best!!! My mom and I are addicted to bananagrams and we play long after the kids have retired!!! You are such a fun mom… I have never thought of back to school games – I thought being back at school and all the lovely new books (we homeschool!!!) was the fun!!! Clearly I need to raise my “game” and a new standard has been set for next year!!!

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By: cheryl http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295738 cheryl Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:29:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295738 We celebrate by having the Back Pack Fairy come. We leave out our back packs, She pays a visit to our house & fills the back packs with school supplies, new jammies, favorite school snacks, etc. I love the idea of a back to school dinner!

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By: PrintArtKids http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295736 PrintArtKids Mon, 12 Sep 2011 19:54:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295736 On the first day of school, I take a photo of each of my kids holding a sign that says, “First Day of “X” Grade” with the date. I do the same on the last day of school. It’s amazing to see how much they grow from September to June!

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By: Andrea@Fancy That! http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295731 Andrea@Fancy That! Mon, 12 Sep 2011 18:54:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295731 What a nice idea. I remember feeling like new clothes and pretty school supplies gave me a little confidence boost when I was nervous about the first day of school–which I frequently was being a rather quiet kiddo.

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By: AnEmily http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295708 AnEmily Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:48:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295708 June is…turning into a toddler!! An adorable one.
This is the first year my sons were excited to go back to school. It’s a new school that they love. Made me much less stressed, for sure!

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By: Delia http://www.designmom.com/2011/09/back-to-school-toys/comment-page-1/#comment-295707 Delia Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:46:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=13389#comment-295707 I love, love your photos of baby June….and really all of your photos are great.
Have you previously given photo tips on your blog or is that something you can do in the future? Basically share with us what lens you use, whether you shoot on full automatic or manual mode…..all thoselittle tips that get you such clear pictures with awesome bokeh.
Thanks!

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