As a mum I’m always doing my best to keep up with the latest kiddie trends, so that I’m up to scratch with what’s going on in ‘their’ world! I sometimes have to work that tiny bit harder with Master J as I’m pretty useless when it comes to a lot of “boy stuff”! I was rubbish during the Ben 10 and transformers stage – always getting the goodies and baddies muddled up!!!
Since starting school last year there has been a whole new set of trends for me to wrap my head around. (To be honest, I’m quite pleased to see the back of Ben 10). Now we’re into skinny jeans, and cool high-tops, amongst other things! It’s so easy to forget how important it is for them to have the ‘right’ gear at school and from a surprisingly early age too. I’m still getting used the fact that Master J has now got an opinion on just about EVERYTHING I buy for him. I’ve been so used to choosing things for him that I’m having to dig deep to relinquish control (it’s that OCD in me popping up to say Hi again!) At least I still get to choose for Miss L.
With only two weeks to go until the new school term it’s time to start getting organised again and ready for that crazy routine to start (*sobs*). When Blog and PR contacted me, asking me if I’d like to review a new stationary range I jumped at the chance. It was the name that first grabbed my attention – 2kool4skool! Who doesn’t want to be 2koo4skool?? I have often found myself referring to Master J and his friends as “two cool for school” so many times recently that I knew I was going to love this range.
|Exciting! Goodies arriving in the post|
2kool4skool was originally started by a single, working mum of three who got fed up with trying to cover her kids workbooks in contact. I’ve not yet had to do that but I VERY CLEARLY remember my poor mum with rolls of it, desperately trying to cover all our books without getting bubbles in the plastic (or our fingers stuck in it!!). You have to ever so carefully peel back the plastic and then lay each book down without it sticking too quickly or getting wrinkles or bubbles! What a nightmare!! Anyway, 2kool4skool have solved the problem but designing some brilliant and funky plastic slip on book covers (of all sizes) where you can just ‘slip’ your book in! Just like that. You could even do it with your eyes closed. Or even better mums – get your kids to cover their own books!!
These are a few examples of the fabulous and oh so clever book covers – aimed at Master J, of course, who is 6. However the 2kool4school website have a huge range of covers for both boys and girls from ages 3 to 18!! Click here to view their full range.
2kool4skool have been so successful with their book cover range that they have expanded into all other aspects of school stationery including pencils, texters, markers, pencils cases, ear phones, USB sticks and erasers to name a few. All of them have an exciting and cool twist that is guaranteed to get the kids talking!
2kool4skool will be donating 10% of all it’s profits from sales of book covers to help support the Demazong Academy in Sikkim, which is located in the smallest Indian State on the Nepalese border.
|A clever little pocket inside the ‘slip-on’ book cover to store your pencils (oh and that cute little leopard pencil is as furry as it looks)|
|That popcorn pen ACTUALLY smelt like popcorn! It reminded me of that lovely, overwhelming popcorn smell you get when you go to the movies.|
Miss H absolutely LOVED these ‘double dip’ scented market pens! She had heaps of fun drawing flowers and lollies and then making me smell them all! “This one is the bestest mummy, coz it smells like watermelon and watermelon is my favourite!!”
|These scratch and sniff labels are soooooo cool! This one smelt just like chocolate|
|We LOVE IT!!|
|You see what I mean – EVERYTHING fits into it. I could even get his readers in there too!|
|Master J’s favourite thing was this cute pair of LEGO earphones! I love them too as he can now play on the ipad without me having to listen to all the annoying, repetitive sound effects!!|
This post has been written as a review for 2kool4skool. I would like to thank Blogs and PR for the opportunity to work with 2kool4skool and the lovely team at 2kool4skool for all the goodies they sent us to try out. We’ve loved them all. I have not been paid to write this review and all opinions and photos are my own.