Back-to-School Random House Giveaway Contest! Is Your Little One Nervous for September?

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Back-to-School Random House Giveaway Contest!

Is Your Little One Nervous for September?

08.23.2013

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

Only one more week until summer vacation is over and then the kids return to school.

For some of those kids, it’s not only going to be the First Day of School, but the First Day of School Ever—and that can be pretty daunting for children and/or their parents.

I should know, my daughter just turned four last week and will be going into junior kindergarten in a little more than a week!

While parents have quite a lot to shop for and also think about before the school season hits like:

  • new clothes for fall
  • indoor and outdoor shoes
  • backpacks
  • lunch bags
  • and school supplies

children can have their own form of anxiety about going to school for the first time.

While my daughter, Mercedes, has been somewhat exposed to the Ontario Early Years Centre close to our home, which is a drop-in environment for pre-schoolers to learn through play for as little as a half-hour to as long as half-a-day, she still has her reservations. If anything, she only wants to play if she knows that I’m right there beside her.

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Mercedes with her Easter Bunny craft, (c) Photo by Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez. All rights reserved.
Mercedes with her Easter Bunny craft, (c) Photo by Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez. All rights reserved.

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Is your little one nervous about going to school in September?

Well, Random House of Canada can help a little bit with that! They’re hosting a Back-to-School Giveaway!

Here’s what you can win!

The Pocket Mommy

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Saying goodbye to Mom at the kindergarten door can be tough. Samuel hates it and wishes he could have a tiny, pocket-sized mommy to carry around with him all day. His mom slips a pretend mommy into his pocket, and when she comes to life, Samuel is delighted… at first. But he soon discovers that having a mom along in kindergarten isn’t as much fun as he thought it would be. Sure, she helps him remember the words to songs and keeps him company. But she also rearranges the bookshelf, corrects his artwork, and tries to clean out the guinea pig cage—all with disastrous (and comic) results. An energetic romp with a sweet core, The Pocket Mommy follows one little boy as he navigates the age-old conflict between the comfort of the familiar and the joy of letting go.

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* The contest is open to US and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec).

To enter, click on the link below and fill in the Rafflecopter.

enter to win

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Good luck in not only winning this great Back-to-School Giveaway, but in getting your little ones off to school (especially if it’s their first time)!

I know I’ll definitely need it!

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A special thanks to Cass and Random House of Canada for hosting this great back-to-school giveaway, but also allowing me to share this giveaway with you!

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