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Planning a Happy School Year for Parents and Students

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It may feel like summer just started, but a new school year is just around the corner.

How can parents prepare for the year ahead? Shift your mindset and celebrate the New Year. To kids, a new school year is like New Year’s Eve: a chance for a fresh start and the opportunity to set intentions for the year ahead.

That’s why this year, Amazon is encouraging kids to go Happy School Year shopping, not just begrudgingly gear up for Back-to-School.

We all know the best way to set yourself up for a good year is to start your back-to-school shopping early. Set a goal to get your shopping done and make it happen. Amazon’s Angela Newman gives advice for back-to-school shopping and shares what’s trending this year.

Going back to school “is a chance for a fresh start. It’s a chance to get back into the hallway with their friends and onto the playground,” Newman told The Daily Buzz.

Newman explained, “You’re going to see a ton of personalization in the hallways this year…Each kid out there is going to have something a little bit different. So statement backpacks, dinosaurs, flamingos, maybe even avocados.”

“You’re also going to see a lot of holographic items…Colorful bright everything. No more drab yellow notebooks and pencils…It is the year of the unicorn, so you’re going to see unicorns everywhere,” Newman continued.

Amazon is also giving back this year by teaming up with Shaquille O’Neal and Zappos for Good. This initiative will give more children the Happy School Year they deserve by donating school supplies to children in need.

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