6 Must-Have Back-to-School Items You Didn't Realize You Needed

6 Must-Have Back-to-School Items You Didn't Realize You Needed

The long days of summer vacation are wrapping up, and it’s that time of the year again - back to school! We hope your kiddos are excited to join classmates for the coming year of learning and fun, but whether you’re dropping off your kindergartener or waving to your high school senior as they drive themselves, this time of year can bring about a mixed bag of emotions. And not just for the kids, for you too! Let us set up you and your kids for smooth sailing through this upcoming transition with these must-haves for back to school.

We know that when it comes to going back to school, there can be a lot on your kid’s mind. Emphasizing their strengths and problem-solving abilities by talking about previous successes can help them get in a good headspace for learning. Open conversations with your kids can help them build self-esteem and remind them they are not alone in their challenges.

Oftentimes schools will have an open house before starting so that new and returning students can see their classroom, meet their teachers, and get a sense of what school will be like for them in the upcoming year. These opportunities can be a great time to talk one-on-one with your child’s teacher or guidance counselor about any concerns your child might have and address any specific needs. This is a great time to make sure allergies and other health concerns have been properly documented.

All the Right Gear for Success!

When it comes to building confidence, feeling good about their school gear can help turn jitters into excitement. Luckily we have a huge assortment of backpacks to choose from, so whether your kid loves camo or butterflies, we got you! Get your kid creatively involved with our personalized backpacks.

We’ve put a lot of thought into our backpacks to make sure they can withstand whatever your kid throws at them. Durable and stylish, every backpack is washable and comes with plenty of pockets for your kid to tuck in everything they need to have a great school day. We know kids like to play hard, which is why we’ve reinforced our backpacks at the handle, lining, and base, put in YKK zippers, ensured the back padding provides ultimate comfort and placed reflective trim to add an element of safety at night. Your kid will be psyched to fill their backpack with books, pencils, and other goodies.

A well-packed backpack includes a solid lunch and enough snacks to get through the school day. Easy snack ideas include crackers and cheese, chopped vegetables with hummus dip, or pretzels. We have the best lunch boxes to tuck these snacks and more! Leaving a note in the lunchbox can provide a reminder that you’re thinking of your child and give them a taste of home.

Now that your kid's bag is all packed, it's time to suit up. Our kids' clothing offers a huge variety that will match your child’s unique style. In the case that uniforms are mandated at your child’s school, we have an array of cute school uniforms that will make it easy for your kid to get dressed in the morning.

Getting your kid in the habit of picking an outfit before going to bed and having it ready the night before can save time in the morning. There’s already so much to do, and a little planning ahead can make early mornings that much more manageable.

Make it easy for your child to keep their room organized with our canvas storage bins. Long-lasting and sturdy, these bins will hold whatever you toss in them. Canvas laundry hampers in your child’s room will go a long way in keeping dirty clothes off the floor and laundry in circulation.

Keep it Comfy

The transition back to school is not only for your kids. No doubt your schedule will be looking quite different as you juggle a million things, including arranging rides and planning after-school activities. Whether you’re watching a soccer game or picking the kids up from dance practice, you’re going to need some new comfy clothes to get you back and forth from home. Treat yourself to comfort—you deserve it!

Once you do get back to the couch at the end of the day, you can snuggle up with one of our ultra-soft throw blankets and take it easy. In times of transition, it’s nice to spend time relaxing with the kids and talking through their day at school. Having a cozy spot to chill at the end of the long day will keep spirits up.

Hopefully, this back-to-school season has you and your kid pumped and ready for the big year ahead. Whether they’re dreading the first day or excited, a little preparation can go a long way in easing the process of returning to school. With these back-to-school essentials at the ready, you will be prepared for the fun-packed year ahead!


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