Back-to-School Checklist (for home or classroom)

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By now you’ve probably received the memo from your kid’s school as to whether they’re returning to the classroom or staying in the kitchen for more online learning. Either way, it’s time to start getting in gear for the new school year.

Our Zulily hashtag #FirstDayNewWay celebrates the one-of-a-kind ways we’re learning this season. We’ve got tips for helping kids keep a positive outlook PLUS an extra-special back-to-school checklist.

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7 Summer Reading Tips + Free Bookmarks

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Summer reading programs are more important than ever this year. Experts say that the challenges of coronavirus and online learning mean kids may return to school this fall with only 70% of the reading gains achieved in typical school years.* We’ve got tips to help kids (and parents) stay on track.

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Virtual Graduation Tips

Congratulations Class of 2020

After a history-making spring, graduation looks different for many members of the class of 2020. You can still create the meaningful, memorable celebration your child deserves. Whether you’re marking your student’s completion of college, high school or even middle or elementary school, make it matter. From ceremony to diploma to party, we’ve got virtual graduation ideas for you.

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Letter Writing: Tips & Fun Facts for Families

Sometimes a handwritten letter or card is just the thing to lift someone’s spirits. Letter writing benefits the sender as you organize your thoughts to share with another person. Letters are personal. Letters make you slow down and think about what you want to say. And they can be saved to read again and again. Even in our modern age of smart phones and social media, everyone from homeschooled kids to busy adults can enjoy writing a letter.

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Scarves & More Work-From-Home Wardrobe Essentials

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Look your best for that company conference call, online parent-teacher chat or your virtual book club meeting with scarves and other smart accessories for our “new normal” lifestyle.

These days, comfy is the new chic but there are still times we need to look — and feel — a bit more professional. Whether you’re wearing denim, dress pants or (honestly?) pajama bottoms, we’ve got tips and tricks for looking great online. Here’s the 4-1-1 on a great work-from-home wardrobe.

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