Back to school.
One of the biggest event in most kids younger school years, other than the eventual graduation, is the back to school events starting at the end of the long summer vacation and ending many weeks later.
Before kids get back to school there are many new things to be purchased, such as school supplies, clothing, books, sports equipment, computers and computer gadgets, backpacks, school lunch boxes, sporting goods and equipment, sports clothing, music equipment,and many other items.
All the purchases are not only exciting by themselves, but much of the fun comes from thinking about the items needed, discussing the options with parents, siblings, relatives and friends, planning the purchases, making the selections, on the web by searching and looking for products, reading the review of back-to-school products, comparing prices, etc.
When visiting stores and shopping malls, looking at products, trying on clothing, testing electronics, looking and reading materials in books and other "touchy-feeley" activities are very exciting.
During the planning process, many kids will discuss their options and choices with friends, compare notes on items desired, items looked at, prodeucts compared on the web, while discussing and comparing the choices the friends have also made.
Once the pre-school choices are made and purchases completed, the excitement continues with taking the products home, unwrapping them, setting them up, trying on the clothing again at home, removing the price tags, putting names into books and supplies.
Computers are configured, personalization is created, music is uploaded into players, friends are setup in communications devices, phones, computers and other electronic devices.