There’s nothing like those fresh notebooks and sharp pencils that mark the beginning of another year. But getting ready to head back to school takes a lot more than nostalgia. Over the years, we’ve tried a lot of different things to help with getting organized, packing lunches and staying on top of things. These products are by far our favorite picks for a smoother back to school season.
Set your kids up for independence! Use this tool with little ones to help them manage their morning routines. The picture icons are perfect for pre-readers and children feel pretty darn good about themselves when they have big kid responsibilities.
Litterless lunches are the way to go. This reusable bento-ware lunch system makes it a snap. We’ve been using this product for years and while we still wish all those lunches would just pack themselves, having Laptop Lunches to work with is the next best thing.
Snacks happen, so make sure you have somewhere to pack them. Itzy Ritzy’s Snack Happens reusable and washable snack bags are a great eco-friendly option for snacks, sandwiches, fruit, school lunches, mini first aid kits, cell phones, crayons – and anything else you can think of!
Rather than sending juice to school, pack your child’s bag with a reusable water bottle. Eco Vessel makes great stainless steel water bottles in sizes perfect for kids. Plus, they have a lot of fun designs& colors and they’re leak-proof! Which means your little ones can enjoy water or smoothies on the go without you worrying about wet artwork or soggy lunches.
Worried about the heavy backpacks your youngsters are carrying around? It’s no wonder the Airbac is a PTPA winner—this little beauty was designed for comfort, with the majority of the weight lifted off the upper back and shoulders of the wearer, where most pain is felt. It spreads the weight across the entire back and your kids will notice the difference!
Want to make sure all your kids’ gear comes home at the end of the school day? Use Mabel’s Labels for clothes, shoes, backpacks, lunch containers, water bottles and all other belongings to avoid the Lost and Found blues. Save money by not having to replace lost items and start teaching children stewardship over their belongings.
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