Getting ready for Back to School

Getting ready for Back to School

August 23, 2019

Prepping your little one for Day Care and Pre School

The first day at preschool or nursery school marks a significant transition for your little baby and for you as well. With that in mind, we've put together some great tips to make this transition easier for the entire family.

Daycar Play

  1. Positive Tone: We often mention in our blog that our (parents) attitude towards any challenge on our kiddo's life means a lot to them. They're already used to be the whole day with mom at home and even though this moment is hard for both of you it is important that you set a positive tone to your little one and make sure that he/she will have a great experience on this new experience.
  2. Routine Adjustment: Give your family a few days to get used to any new sleep schedule that preschool will require. Begin to get up at the time you'll need to awaken on preschool days, and set -- and keep -- an appropriate bedtime for a good night's sleep.
  3. Crying: Yes, this is a tough one. Even preparing really well for this moment it is likely that your kid will cry when you drop him/her off at the first days. This is surely heart-breaking but it is also important to explain to them that we'll be back later and they'll have lots of fun. A curious fact is that most kids will cry only for 5 or 10 minutes before starting to socialize with the other kids and have fun! Good idea to ask their teachers/carer how long they've cried for if its the case. 
  4. On-time Pickup: It is important that you're always on time to pick up. When your kid sees other kids being picked up and you're running late it is not always so easy for them to understand that. So be on time, this is super important. 
  5. The "how was your day" rule: This is crucial! Very important to create this habit since their first "classes" days. This is a great way to bond and chat all about their day and yours as well.

 

Prepping your little one for Kindergarten

Kidergarten

The transition to kindergarten can be a big change for parents and children. 

In many cases, this means not only a classroom change but a transition to a new school as well. As exciting as this change may be, it can also be a big challenge.

These helpful tips can help prepare both you and your child for kindergarten.

  1. Plan the breakfast time: Mom, dad, and kids all have their schedule and for no one to be late it is important to plan the wake-up time for all moving parts as well as eating breakfast and getting ready to out of the door on time. Almost like a fire drill right? (all moms will get it).
  2. Books: Things start to get a bit more serious (academically) at kindergarten and reading starts to be a good activity for the kids. Again, our attitude is very important to set an example. Ready to the kids! This way they will enjoy the fact of having a book in their hands and learn from books.
  3. Homework Routine: Again, de academics start to get more serious when kindergarten starts. To establish a homework routine is important so kids learn about responsibility.
  4. Back to School Shopping: Bring your kiddo with you for the Back to School shopping. This way they can pick the coolest pencils and notebooks. This motivates them to go to school and learn.
  5. Naps: For preschoolers who still take a nap, begin decreasing nap time so that he/she will be ready for a full day by the time kindergarten starts.

Both these transactions can be hard but at the same time, it's an amazing experience for both of you. So our greatest tip is to get ready for lots of emotions and enjoy each step of it. It's truly incredible to watch them grow and become great human beings.

 

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AWARDS & PRESS

AWARDS & PRESS

Stonz as recognized through awards, by the press and as seen in the media.


AWARDS


Stonz products have received numerous awards over the years, having been tested by savvy reviewers and professionals based on value, functionality, quality and product appeal. In addition to the below, Stonz products have been recognized by Creative Child Magazine, Red Tricycle, the National Parenting Center and others. 

 

Stonz Booties are certified by the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association as a product that promotes the development of young feet

Canadian Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Approval

Stonz Booties are certified by the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association as a product that promotes the development of young feet.




Creative Child Magazine Awards

The Stonz Sun Suit was named the 2018 Product of the Year in the Outdoor Play Apparel category, while our Baby Mitts received a 2018 Preferred Choice Award by Creative Child Magazine.


Stonz Scout Winter Boots were awarded the 2018 Product of the Year award for Winter Footwear. 

Baby Maternity Magazine Awards

Stonz Scout Winter Boots were awarded the 2018 Product of the Year award for Winter Footwear. Our Sun Suit also received the 2018 Preferred Choice Award for Sun Protection Apparel, as voted by new moms and moms-to-be.


Stonz Booties were awarded with the PTPA Seal of Approval.

PTPA Seal of Approval

Stonz Booties were awarded with the PTPA Seal of Approval.


Stonz Awards - Mom's Best Award Winner

Mom's Best Award

The Mom's Best Award for Fantastic Products recognizes the best of the best in juvenile products, toys and media as evaluated by moms.


Stonz Baby Booties have been recognized by iParenting as a top baby product.

iParenting Award

Stonz Baby Booties have been recognized by iParenting as a top baby product.

 

PRESS


Here are just some of the latest mentions of Stonz in the media.

 

November 2018

Stonz as featured by Business Insider

‘The Best Kids' Snow Boots You Can Buy’
Featuring our Trek Winter Boots.
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November 2018

Stonz as featured by KTLA

‘Hacks for Those Travelling With Kids’
A segment with Mom blogger Jessica Hall.
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November 2018

Stonz as featured by Business Insider

‘The Best Mittens You Can Buy’
Featuring our Baby Mitts as best mittens for babies.
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October 2018

Stonz as featured by Pop Sugar

‘Best Products for Babies and Kids’
Featuring our Toddler Booties.
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February 2018

Stonz was features at Today's Parent - ‘36 Adorable Rain Boots for Kids’

‘36 Adorable Rain Boots for Kids’
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November 2017

Stonz is feature on CTV News clip "Mompreneurs share their top holiday picks for kids."

CTV News Hour Ottawa – ‘Top Pics’

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August 2017

Stonz introduces sun-sational UPF line on Earnshaw's article.

‘Sun Savvy’

Stonz introduces sun-sational UPF line.
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SPOTTED IN STONZ


Some familiar faces spotted in Stonz products!

Molly Sims

Model and actress Molly Sims’ kids are having a blast in their Stonz Rain Boots!

Model and actress Molly Sims’ kids are having a blast in their Stonz Rain Boots!

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin’s little ones are loving their Stonz gear!

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin’s little ones are loving their Stonz gear!


Eva Chen

Eva Chen's adorable son Tao wants to share his Stonz Rain Boots with mom!

Eva Chen's adorable son Tao wants to share his Stonz Rain Boots with mom!


Busy Philipps

Actress Busy Philipps’ daughter is rainy day ready in her Stonz Rain Boots and Liners!

Actress Busy Philipps’ daughter is rainy day ready in her Stonz Rain Boots and Liners!


James Van Der Beek

Actor James Van Der Beek’s daughter Olivia was spotted looking rain ready in her Stonz Rain Boots!

Actor James Van Der Beek’s daughter Olivia was spotted looking rain ready in her Stonz Rain Boots!


Erika Christensen

Erika Christensen, of Parenthood fame, took her daughter for a Fall outing wearing her Polka Dot Booties!

Erika Christensen, of <i>Parenthood </i>fame, took her daughter for a Fall outing wearing her Polka Dot Booties!


Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff dressed her son Luca in his Blue Stonz Rain Boots. We love those smiling faces!

Hilary Duff dressed her son Luca in his Blue Stonz Rain Boots. We love those smiling faces!


Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris took his two little ones out for a stroll in NYC, with his daughter decked out in Stonz natural rubber Rain Boots!
Neil Patrick Harris took his two little ones out for a stroll in NYC, with his daughter decked out in Stonz natural rubber Rain Boots!


Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner's youngest daughter Seraphina was spotted in Stonz Booties in the polka dot brown design. She also has the Stonz polka dot brown fleece hat to match!

Jennifer Garner's youngest daughter Seraphina was spotted in Stonz Booties in the polka dot brown design. She also has the Stonz polka dot brown fleece hat to match!


Halle Berry

Another one of our favorite famous moms, Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, was spotted buying a pair of Stonz booties for her daughter Nahla at Circle Craft in Vancouver.

Another one of our favorite famous moms, Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, was spotted buying a pair of Stonz booties for her daughter Nahla at Circle Craft in Vancouver.