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5 Ways to Use Music for Back to School + a Sol Republic DECK Giveaway!

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We love music around here and have been looking for a better way to listen to music out by the pool. We tried out the Sol Republic DECK wireless speaker (available at Radio Shack) and I have to say it might just be my favorite new electronic of this year. Connecting is easy, the sound is great, battery life is awesome and up to 5 people can connect at once so everyone gets to take turns playing D.J. Now that summer is over how can you use music in everyday life?

5 Ways to Use Music for Back-to-School

Here are 5 ways music can help ease the back to school routine:

  1. Impromptu dance party: Silly dance parties can cure the grumpies in no time. They are also a great way to burn off some energy (and calories).
  2. Morning wake-up: I don’t know about you but I MUCH prefer waking up to music than a standard alarm noise and my kids do too. Actually, lately we’ve been loving ocean sounds.
  3. Evening calm down: Consider trying classical or calm music a little before bedtime to start relaxing everyone before lights out.
  4. Homework time: I have trouble concentrating when it’s quiet or TOO loud so homework time is a great time for some low background music. We seem to like movie soundtracks during homework.
  5. Manage energy levels: Music has an amazing way to manage energy levels in a group. Use music during the day or sleepovers to burn energy or calm down the crew.


How about a chance at a Sol Republic DECK wireless speaker of your own?! These will definitely be on my radar for gifts in the future. We use ours everyday! Enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!


  1. We love to use it when we get ready in the morning. It’s our timer.

  2. We definitely have music on through the morning and all of us have alarms set to music rather than blaring beeps and such.

  3. joebones265 Reply

    It’s definitely The Morning. Need to Rally the Troops and getting them moving. LOL

  4. Arena Thompson Reply

    Play music while we get ready in the morning 🙂 Makes everyone happy! 😀

  5. We love using music to wake the boys up in the morning. And they love falling asleep to it at night!

  6. Getting dinner on the table and cleaned up both happen a lot more quickly with music playing!

  7. My most favorite way to include music in my back-to-school routine is in the morning while driving the kids to school.

  8. We love playing music in the morning, it gets the kids awake and ready for the day!

  9. Thomas Murphy Reply

    I like to have music playing when we get ready in the morning.

  10. Getting ready for school in the morning to music, helps get the day started off right. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  11. Debnmike moretti Reply

    I teach fourth grade, and I’d love to use it in the morning when checking homework and as a reward through the week. It is so small and portable. It would be amazing!!!

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