When back-to-school season rolls around, every parent wants to make sure that they prepare their child for another successful year of learning. The list of “must-have” items seems to grow with each passing year—from one- to five-subject notebooks, specialized tools and specific brand-name supplies. But shopping for school supplies doesn’t have to be difficult—you can even do it from the comfort of your couch! Check out the list below to make sure your student has everything they need. From smart to state-of-the-art, these tools will help your student be successful in style.
Paper-Mate Flair Felt Tip Pen
ZIPIT Beast Lunch Box
Case-It King Size Zipper Binder
Swingline Tot Stapler
Homecube Big Capacity Pencil Case
Tangle Jr. Fidget Toy, Set of 3
Vaultz Locking Supply Box
Mega School Supplies Kit
9 Stylish and State-of-the-Art School Supplies
1. Paper-Mate Flair Felt Tip Pen
doodling taking notes is the best part of class! With Paper-Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens your child will be able to create vibrant, colorful study notes and flashcards (and daydream drawings). The pack comes with up to thirty-six long-lasting pens, in hues ranging from black through baby pink.
2. ZIPIT Beast Lunch Box
Want to keep other kids away from swiping your yummy snacks? Store them inside of the ZIPIT Beast Lunch Box and they’ll certainly be too terrified to pass this “scary” lunch box beast! In bright colors with an adorable monster design, this insulated zipped box is the perfect size for lunch and more. Unlike snap-shut models, the zipper guarantees that your lunch will stay secure. Check out the five other “friendly-faced” monster designs for even more fun ways to transport your lunch.
3. RE-vibe Vibration Reminder WristbandHelp your child stay on track with the innovative technology of RE-vibe Vibration Reminder Wristband. The simple wristband, reminiscent of many fitness-tracking bands on the market, sends a simple vibrating reminder to the wearer to re-focus on the task at hand. It was developed by a school psychologist as an assistive technology for students with ADHD and autism but is a helpful tool for any student. To date, the band is being implemented in over two thousand schools. It’s is available in five colors: blue, pink, red, green, and black, so your child can pick their favorite. Who knows? Maybe you’ll buy a few for the whole family!
4. Case-It King Size Zipper Binder
The Case-It King Size Zipper Binder is the king when it comes to storing your school paperwork. This three-ring binder protects classwork, homework and other important documents with it’s padded and zippered design. Reviewers love the capacity of this giant binder—it’s so spacious, it has a carrying handle and shoulder strap! The binder includes a five-color tabbed file system; a pocket for storing pens and pencils; and a built-in zipper pouch for smaller school supplies.
5. Swingline Tot Stapler
Keep your papers together with the Swingline Tot Stapler. This mini stapler is great for on-the-go—it will fit in a pencil pouch or school desk storage. You’ll never have to worry about running out of staples, thanks to the built-in staple storage “drawer” and included 1,000 standard sized staples. Easily remove staples with the staple remover in the back. The stapler is available in black, blue, pink and purple.
6. Homecube Big Capacity Pencil Case
The Homecube Big Capacity Pencil Case is a fantastic alternative to the traditional bulky pencil box. The soft, flexible exterior comes in black, blue, pink and teal; the canvas material is more durable than standard flimsy pencil pouches. The case can hold up to forty-five pens/pencils or other school supplies, like scissors or mini-stapler. Access your most-used writing utensils quickly and with ease by storing them in the center flap.
7. Tangle Jr. Fidget Toy, Set of 3
If you have a child who can’t sit still, the thought of encouraging them to take a toy to class might seem crazy. More and more, school psychologists and behavioral therapists are recommending a fidget toy as a solution for a child who’s losing focus. The Tangle Jr. Fidget Toy is one of the oldest and best-loved fidget toys on the market. The simple design of interlocking curved plastic pieces makes for endless twisting and turning, and helps concentration on more important tasks. Combine the three mini Tangles to make a jumbo Tangle, or build different colorful designs.
8. Vaultz Locking Supply Box
Help your child keep their school supplies safe by storing them in the Vaultz Locking Supply Box. At 8.25 x 5.5 x 2.5 inches, the box will fit basic supplies like pencils, scissors, and glue, or valuables like an iPod and earbuds. It’s reinforced with chrome corners and lined with a soft felt interior to protect your belongings. Choose between a key or a combination lock, in a wide array of thirty-four designs—from pink Batman to camouflage.
9. Mega School Supplies Kit
Save money and time by avoiding the big box stores at back-to-school time and purchase the Mega School Supplies Kit instead! School Tool Box has done all of the legwork to help your elementary school student prepare for their first day back in class. They’ve compiled individual kits for kindergarten through fifth grade that are chock full of name brand school supplies like Crayola, Elmer’s, and Expo. Kits include basic supplies like glue, crayons, scissors, erasers, notebooks, and more.
What crucial items have we left off the list that you find your scholars needing every year? Help a parent out and let us know in the comments.
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