The Only 10 Back to School Essentials Your Kids Actually Need
Back To School Essentials
The expression “time flies when you’re having fun” is even more potent over the summer months. Before we know it, kids everywhere are trading in their bathing suits for backpacks. Thanks to the pandemic, back to school shopping this year may look a little different from the past. But one thing is certain—as your child moves on to to the next grade, the right supplies will set them up for success.
Any seasoned mom knows that kids need loose-leaf paper, folders and pencils, so I’ll spare you those obvious details. Instead, I’ve rounded up a list of fun and sought-after school supplies to help every student hit the books in style. I’ve got in-class essentials with a fun twist, trendy kicks, hoodies and facemasks that are guaranteed to have the whole class ask, “Where’d you get that?” These are the only 10 back-to-school essentials your kids actually need, no matter how they’re learning this fall.
What are some cool back-to-school essentials your kids want, that you wish you’d had as a kid? Please share in the comments below!
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Coolest Pen Case
This roomy pencil case can hold everything they need, from their rainbow assortment of pens to their pads of sticky notes. It’s compact enough to fit in their backpack or desk, with 5 different colors to choose from.
Speaking of color choices, there are over 30 to choose from with these popular backpacks. Scandinavian design has long been known for offering practical, functional pieces that are beautiful, but meant to be used.
Trick out your student’s laptop with these unique, color-block cases. Constructed with water-resistant polyurethane coated nylon and a fully padded compartment, the main compartment is designed to fit any generation 15” MacBook laptop.
There are few things more nerve-wracking than calling your child’s phone and hearing it go directly to voicemail because it’s dead. Avoid the worry with this mini portable charger with high-speed charging capability for both iPhone and Android.
Your kid may have 20/20 vision, but these blue-light-blocking glasses help keep their eyes in tip-top shape while they’re staring at screens all day. They’re especially a must-have if your student is learning remotely.
I can’t remember one new school year where my kids weren’t begging me for new shoes. Since sneakers are more of a style statement these days than for gym class, having the latest trends are a no-brainer.
If your kids are anything like mine, for reasons unexplained, their lunch boxes seem to take a lot of abuse. This insulated, easy-to-clean lunchbox is durable and promises to stand up to the wear and tear of school days.
Since masks have become part of their school uniform in some schools, let your child choose which mask they’re in the mood for. This fun set of three contoured face masks come in additional styles for boys and girls.
Amit is a loyal subscriber turned contributor from Miami, where she founded and edited an award-winning lifestyle magazine for over 20 years. The loves of her life are her husband and their two fiercely independent and creative kids. She has been known, however, to proclaim that her favorite child is their Shiba Inu, Zac.
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