Disclosure: I received the items below to facilitate my review. All opinions stated here are my own.
Children will be heading to school in a few short weeks and many parents will be looking for Back to School items for their kids. You will find some of my favorite items for back to school. All made with kids in mind! There will be two more post in this series of Back to School products so stay tuned!
Crayola has always been a brand I trust when it comes to arts & craft supplies. Crayola has a new line of Ultra-Clean Washable Markers that come in a variety of themes – Tropical colors, Bold, Classic, Bright, and so much more. The new Visi-Max Dry Erase Markers has higher visibility when used on dry erase boards. Vibrant color and crisp, bold lines stand out on the whiteboard and can be seen more clearly. Crayola Washable Watercolors offer the brightest watercolor painting experience–without the mess! The 16 classic colors are specially formulated to wash easily from skin and fabrics. Crayola Colored Pencils are made with thick, soft leads, so they won’t break easily under pressure. The smooth colors are perfect for color mixing and blending, as well as practicing more detailed techniques. Crayola Crayons are designed with a focus on true color, smoothness, and durability.
School Zone School Zone offers a variety of educational workbooks, flash cards, and software for kids. The have workbooks and activities for kids as young as 1 years old. The workbooks reinforce skills learned in school to help kids succeed in Reading and Math. They offer age appropriate activities to help kids in 6th grade and under. They also have released a tablet specifically for children!
Staples is your one stop shop for all things back to School! The have all your kids favorite characters from SpongeBob Square Pants to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For your older kids there is a Teen Vogue line. Erasers, sharpeners, pencils, and pens to coordinate all their school supplies. BIC Kids has a variety of writing instruments specifically made for kids – Mechanical pencils, Retractable Ball point pen, Bic Kids stylus, and so much more. Paper Mate also has a customizable mechanical pencil set that allows kids to customize with color.
Arm & Hammer Toothtunes
Now kids can enjoy brushing their teeth with Arm & Hammer Toothtunes toothbrushes. Each toothbrush plays popular songs from One Direction, Queen, and Kid Bopz. The song plays for 2 mins which helps kids brush for the duration of the song. Sound vibrations stream from the bristles through your teeth so you hear music in your head. You won’t hear the music until you start brushing. Tooth Tune toothbrushes are designed with soft bristles and angled brush heads perfect for smaller mouths.
Animal Jam is a safe and exciting online playground for kids who love animals and the outdoors. Players create and customize their own animal characters and dens, chat with friends, adopt pets, team up for adventures, and feed their curiosity about animals and the natural world around them. Created in partnership with National Geographic, Animal Jam features classic playground role playing infused with the life sciences. Players can collect fun facts in their journey books, learn about Animal Conservation in Kimbara Outback, and talk to real scientists, like herpetologist Dr. Brady Barr and marine biologist Tierney Thys. All educational content is accessible to players for free, including Animal Jam Academy – a premier online resource center where kids can download exciting activities to complete when they’re not online.
Little Tikes 2-in-1 Art Easel
With three sides The Little Tikes 2-in-1 Art Desk and Easel is great for solitary or social play! Easel comes with different art stations: a 2-sided chalk board, 2-sided ‘dry erase’ board and a desk with stool so your little artist has more than one choice. Read full review here.
Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch
Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch is the perfect accessory for back to school with so many features for kids to learn and play. The smartwatch has an alarm clock that can be set for morning wake time, digital and analog time display, games, pictures and video capabilities. It truly offers many features for kids to enjoy. There is also a voice recorder which is perfect for leaving kids surprise messages to hear during school! Read my full review here and enter the giveaway to win one of your own!
Brainzy – Math and Reading Program
Want a fun educational place for kids to play online? Inspire your child to become a lifelong learner with games that are fun and educational. Kids love Brainzy’s funny characters, catchy songs, and imaginative read-along stories. Thousands of kids agree: Brainzy makes learning fun. Whether your child is trying to get ahead, or needs help catching up in school, Brainzy can help. Track progress and watch your child’s confidence soar. Brainzy games can be played on desktop computers, laptops, and iPads. The games are a great way to keep your child entertained and learning, with no advertisements. Just serious learning, that’s seriously fun.
Light In The Box
Have a child headed to preschool? The Children’s Monkey backpack is perfect for any little boy or girl who is headed to school. It is small enough for a little 3-5 year old to carry comfortably on their back. The backpack has an adorable monkey on the front with a cute banana key chain. The backpack has tons of space for all the books and school supplies needed. LightintheBox has so many different styles of backpacks be sure to check their vast selection.
Helping our kids succeed in school is probably one of the #1 things parents worry about. IXL.com offers the necessary resources kids need to excel in math or language art problems. Start your children on the road to success and help them become more confident students. You’ll appreciate how IXL tracks their progress and keeps you informed every step of the way. Watch and be amazed as they master new topics and become proficient in essential skills. IXL is available for grades K-12 math curriculum and language art for grades 2-8.
Every little girl will want to wear a SnapDolls tee for the start of the school year. Each shirt has a snap doll that can be customized with different outfits. tutus, dress, cheerleading outfits, or even a pumpkin! So many different options to dress your Snap Doll. Look for an in-depth review soon!
If there is any shoe brand my son loves, it is Skechers! He immediately wanted to start wearing his new kicks when we received them. I am sure all little boys and girls love Skechers with their attractive colors and sparkling lights! The Skechers Mafic Lites have put light up shoes into a totally different level but offering an on/off switch and three different colors that can be displayed! How cool is that?! Look for an in-depth review very, very soon!
Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ HairCozy Friedman, kids’ hair authority and owner of Cozy’s Cuts for Kids salons in New York City, provides many practical and effortless hairstyles for kids for back to school. Whether it be a basic bun or looped pigtails, Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair provides parents with hairstyle ideas for their kids to for any occasion. The step by step instruction and glossy pictures make it easy for parents to follow along. Can’t wait to try some of these hairstyles on my daughter!
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