School Supplies Your Kid Will Love
Check out KicksBySammy’s new, colorful back-to-school collection. The hand-drawn prints include three different patterns, and each product can be customized with initials, a name, word or phrase for a personalized touch. With backpacks, lunch totes and more, this collection has all your kid will need to succeed. From $38-$120 at kicksbysammy.com.
The Very Hungry Child
Is your kid as hungry as “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle? Take the story to school with Funkins’ new lunch box and products. Based on the beautiful illustrations, the collection includes labels, sticky notes, dish sets, lunch bags and more. From $6.50-$34.95 at myfunkins.ca.
Word Crafting Mission
Help kids build their reading and writing skills with Word Tag from Mrs Wordsmith. Through missions and mini games, kids learn new vocabulary and earn rewards. Word Tag provides a daily report, so you can see what your kids are learning. Recommended for ages 7-13. Available for $9.95/month as a subscription at mrswordsmith.com.
Keep It Together
It’s easy to stay organized with The Happy Planner. They have academic planners for both students and teachers, and they come in different colors and styles. Included are sticker sets for decorating your planner and keeping track of assignments. Available at amazon.com for $13.50-$44.99.
A Buddy and a Backpack
Bring a friend to school with Miniware’s My First Pac Pac – Noah. This bear-inspired backpack has padded compartments for all your kid will need, including an insulated cubby for keeping foods fresh. This sustainable alternative can be taller or smaller for ages 3 and older, so that it will grow with your child. Available at miniware.com for $65.
Writing it out doesn’t have to be perfect with the PILOT FriXion Colors Erasable Marker Pens. With thermo-sensitive ink, you can erase and rewrite without making a mess whether writing notes, doodling or highlighting. Available as a pack of 12 or 36 at amazon.com for $14.99-$51.18.
Quench Your Thirst
Some schools are not opening their water fountains to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Buy a reusable water bottle from YETI to help cut down your kid’s carbon footprint. The 12 oz. Rambler Jr. was designed for kids, comes with a Straw Cap and is dishwasher safe. Colors include purple, yellow, navy, harbor pink, seafoam, reef blue and canyon red. Available for $25 at yeti.com.
Transport Yourself Through Time
Combine education and entertainment with VR Quest, a virtual reality platform for students that is aligned to the American Social Studies curriculum for grades 4-12. Kids create their own avatar, construct buildings, and go on solitary quests or play with friends. Explore historical periods, such as the Roman Empire, Mayan Society, the Industrial Revolution and more. Available for $49.99 at vrquest.com/us.
School for All
This one-stop shop offers a wide variety of inclusive and adaptive clothing and accessories to help children have a successful school year, including adaptive gaming, books, braille jewelry, protective helmets, walker gear and more. Available at pattiandricky.com.
Master of Mindfulness
Introduce your child to mindfulness with a stuffed animal with four settings: daily reset, 30 second reset, sad or mad reset and calming music. Omi the Elephant guides kids through a mindful practice, teaching emotional regulation skills and positive thinking. Available for $38.99 at mindfulbuddiez.com.