Classroom doors are opening soon and back to school will be here in full swing. It’s time to prepare for Back to School! Here’s a guide to help you navigate your way through some of the “must haves” for the new school year.
Back to School Guide
Keep the learning continuing at home with educational workbooks, flash cards, and more by Flash Kids (1). Quiz your budding genius on the states and capitals or help them master their sight words. They have workbooks available to give the extra practice for subjects your student may be struggling with or to give an educational boost for Pre-K students! When you and your children put in the extra effort to work on areas that need extra attention at home, it will really show at school!
Back to school can bring worries of lice! Well, have no fear, Fairy Tales Hair Care (2) is here! The have hair care products to both prevent and treat lice like their Lice Good-Bye and metal lice comb that can help you combat any lice with a safe and natural formula that contains no pesticides or harsh chemicals. You can also find a variety of other hair care products for conditioning, detangling, and more!
There’s not much better for kids than reading! It can be a struggle to get kids to want to sit down and open a book. Storia by Scholastic (3) brings books to life with a technology approach that makes kids want to read! My kids love to read on Storia! Some books have interactive features and the stories will read aloud to them which is perfect for my younger boys. Kids can now read books from all their favorite authors on the go on an iPad, Kindle Fire, Android tablets or on a Windows PC. When you download Storia you even get 5 free eBooks to get you started!
Your kids have their own sense of style and P.S. from Aéropostale (4) can help them find clothes they will love. This line of clothes is geared for ages 4-14 perfect for transitioning your children from the tot section to the big kids clothes. Try one of the fall trends from their brit beat or go west collections! Or, stick to classic favorites and mix-and-match for your kids to create their own perfect looks.
School supplies can be cool and still be functional. Check out these unique school supplies available at Staples (5) including a LEGO lunch box, Monster pencil pouch that can be fully unzipped, or BETTER Binder calculator or Binder with bright pops of color! The BETTER line of products are very good quality so you can trust the binder to get you through the abuse your child dishes out and with cool styles the kids will love to show off!
Your child will love a backpack featuring their favorite characters or themed line! Check out the line of fun backpacks by FAB Starpoint (6) including Skylanders, Hello Kitty, Transformers, Yum Pop and many more. This cool Skylanders backpack has a pop of 3D showing off some of the classic champions from the game. The side water bottle pockets make it easy to bring their water to school Look for FAB Starpoint backpacks at local stores including Target, Wal-Mart, Kohl’s and others.
Reinforce some of the science topics your children are learning about with the engaging Ms. Frizzle that makes learning fun on The Magic School Bus (7). Kids will love learning along with the classroom as they take a hands-on approach to science to learn about electricity, lights, ants, sound and much more! You can find The Magic School Bus titles in 1, 3, or a full collection set that gives you access to all the episodes in one convenient package.
When your kids need some down time from homework and studies, a fun new game from the favorite show will be a hit! Phineas & Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff (8) will be released on 8/13 and bring loads of adventures as the duo aims to, “squeeze maximum fun out of their last week of summer”. Join Phineas & Ferb on a hunt for treasures while traveling to outer space. You can find this game, which is rated E for Everyone, on Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo DS and 3DS.
School brings lots of opportunities to run, climb and play so a quality pair of shoes is an absolute must! pediped (9) shoes are designed to support and move with the child’s foot in a natural manner making them perfect for growing feet. Plus, their shoes are washable! pediped loves to give back to the community and support schools, too. Their “pediped ♥’s Schools” initiative will give back 10% to all attributed purchases to enrolled schools! Connect with pediped on Facebook to see their latest styles and promotions.
Does your kid aspire to be a fireman? Or, maybe you just need to keep your kids pants up, in style. The Kids Fire Hose Belt by Gallo en Fuego (10) is a super cool belt made from decommissioned fire hoses! Each belt is handmade here in the USA and may vary slightly and may show distress marks from actual use saving lives! Their company donates a portion of all proceeds to help the families of fallen firefighters, like the families of the 19 firefighters who recently passed fighting fires here in Arizona this year.
If your school calls for uniforms, than French Toast (11) has you covered! Their high quality uniforms are well thought out with double thick knees and adjustable waists for dependable clothes that will last thru the school year. We love our French Toast uniforms as they fit great, are priced well, and have a huge assortment of colors that don’t run out from the rest of the school beating you to the store. If your school has registered with French Toast, you can use their school code to give back to your local school with your order!
What are your Back to School essentials?
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