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 children have everything they need. From smart to state-of-the-art, these tools will help your children be successful in style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What crucial items have we left off the list that you find your children needing every year? Help a parent out and let us know in the comments.