Back to school shopping requires some essential items. This time of year can be hectic! To make the back to school time easier, I came up with a list of several items your kids might need. With my kids, I tried out snacks, a book and doll set, a new pillow, and a backpack. While shopping, you should check out these items to help your kids start the new year the right way.
Back to School Shopping Ideas
Every lunchtime meal needs a sidekick. To make mornings easier, I pack Welch’s snacks in my kids’ lunchboxes. With small snack pouches filled with tasty treats, your kids get some of the vitamins they need without all the excessive calories. Convenient packaging is a huge pro for parents. The best part is that my kids enjoy the snacks too.
My older daughter was excited about the taste of the blueberry Fruit ‘n Yogurt snacks. She asked whether we could make our own snacks by rolling fresh blueberries in yogurt and freezing them. Creating homemade treats is fun and rewarding during the summer, but in the fall, there won’t be as much time to be creative with our snacks. Luckily, Welch’s snacks provide a great taste with the convenience that makes them just right for a back to school snack.
Start the school day off right. With Viki’s granola, your kids get natural ingredients that are good for them. The granola tastes a lot healthier than sugary cereal, which my kids always crave. Yogurt and granola is a great way to appeal to kids. I usually top it off with some fresh berries to get some antioxidants.
I received two large, 12 ounce containers of banana walnut granola and apple cinnamon granola. My kids were impressed with the taste. They loved the chewy parts in the apple cinnamon granola. When I needed a midday snack to help pick me up, I grabbed the maple cranberry granola, which came in a convenient 1.5 ounce container. The taste was delicious! Mixed with yogurt, the food gave me the nutrients I needed to help me have way more energy. Granola is a great way to give mom some of the additional fuel she needs to get through the day during the school year too.
As the school year starts, I’m making a resolution to get my kids on the right track with their food choices. Granola is healthy, but my kids don’t even realize because it tastes so good. I’m so happy that with this new granola, my kids won’t complain about me switching out sugary cereal for something new.
New school years bring new milestones. Buy items that can help memorialize special moments. With Teeth Fairies, you can show your child how special a loose tooth is. Whether your child is losing her first tooth or her tenth tooth, the Teeth Fairies set has everything a parent needs to start a fun, heartfelt tradition in the family. The set comes with a tooth fairy doll and a book.
The tooth fairy doll has a very endearing look. She has a sweet smile and wide open, loving eyes. On her crown is an adorable, smiling tooth. Because the doll is a moderate size, she is small enough to hide after your child’s tooth falls out because she only comes out when a tooth is loose. The doll is also big enough for hugs so she can provide comfort during an uncomfortable time.
With the doll comes a neat book that tells the story of the tooth fairy. The illustrations match the look of the doll really well. From the pigtails to the sweet smile, the character looks almost identical to the doll. Since I studied children’s literature in graduate school, I learned how important illustrations are in children’s books. The pictures were fun, colorful and fascinating to my kids.
My daughter hasn’t yet lost her first tooth, but when she does soon, I’ll be prepared to introduce this set. I’m excited to start a new tradition that both of my kids can enjoy in the years to come.
Hydraluxe Cooling Gel Pillow from Comfort Revolution
Buy a Hydraluxe cooling gel pillow to help your kids get some good rest. Since school brings a lot of pressure to succeed, staying well rested matters even more during the school year. With a new pillow, your kids can get the rest they need, which can help prevent test anxiety. Better rest makes kids healthier and can lead to them having more energy.
I tried the pillow out for a couple weeks, and I thought the item was great. The pillow provided the right amount of support, while also having excellent comfort. One major advantage was that the cooling gel had slight ridges so it was easy to tell which side would be cool.
Wildkin Pink Giraffe Bogo Backpack
Since my daughter will start kindergarten this fall, shopping for the right backpack is essential. With the Wildkin Pink Giraffe BOGO backpack, I got two items in one. The backpack has a front pouch that works as an insulated lunch box. One reason I picked the item was because it was the right size for a kindergartener, but I thought the lunch box was a great added bonus.
Inside the front pouch, you can fit your child’s lunch. With the straps on the side, you can take the lunch box off to store it in the refrigerator as needed. The lunch box has plenty of space and could easily fit a Bento box. Since my daughter will be facing her first year in an all day school program, streamlining the process of carrying items to and from school will be a great help.
I received a free item to help inform my writing.